The war on rough sleeping

On the criminalization of homelessness in Hungary Vera Kovács The criminalization of homelessness was written into the Hungarian constitution in …

Free expression on the margins

The Kremlin and the media Maria Lipman   On coming to power, Vladimir Putin set about restricting the freedoms that …

The price of unity

The transformation of Germany and east central Europe after 1989 Philipp Ther   The strength of the German economy is …

Lies, fakes and deep fakes

Deceptions and scams in the age of Trump Sidney Tarrow   ‘Deep fakes’ – the latest phase in the use …

‘But this is the world we live in’

Corruption, everyday managing and civic mobilization in post-socialist Romania Jill Massino The strategies that Romanians employ to negotiate the capitalist …

Damage done

The Trump–Ukraine controversy in perspective Nataliya Gumenyuk   Coverage of the Trump–Ukraine controversy has focused on the political fall-out in …

Brexit, dark money and big data

Adam Ramsay An investigation by openDemocracy into the financing of the Brexit campaign in 2016 has raised far-reaching questions about …

A betrayal by the intellectuals

Hopes of a smooth transition from ‘goulash communism’ to market economies have long since been dashed by the ‘post-Soviet mafia-state’ …

Sources of uncertain hope

Czech Republic, Spain, Norway and Belgium after the EP elections After May’s elections, Prague saw the largest public demonstration since …

Putinism after Putin

Many Russians were happy to exchange the freedoms of the 1990s for a stream of oil money and a concept …

Interference everywhere?

Disinformation in the EP election Although the Kremlin did try to interfere in European politics, focusing on Russia is misleading. …

An ominous sign

UK, Estonia and Latvia after the EP election What next for Britain and the EU? Though the Brexit Party will …