Iranian women have only half the rights

The United Nations has put November 25 on the calendar as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To commemorate this holiday, we bring you an interview …

Demographic panic

White supremacist rhetoric can quickly lead to violent acts. At their most extreme, theories about the decline of white dominance, the emasculation of western society, elite betrayal and a calculated …

Digital culture wars

Understanding the far right’s online powerbase Millions of people are consuming, repeating and disseminating far-right ‘culture war’ material online, but if you do not seek out that content and are …

A winter of Czech discontent

September’s Czech Republic First! demonstrations combined legitimate concerns about the cost of living with pro-Kremlin propaganda. But the Czech PM’s wholesale dismissal of the protesters as Putin’s stooges could not …

The falsem muse of empathy 

The apparent clothed the conditional dented—demented—sovereign O—false muse of empathy The disease of elections Michael March

Women will shake and reverse public opinion about this war

Russian anti-war feminists are challenging Putin’s regime by specifically appealing to women over 45. This underrepresented group, they believe, are victims of propaganda. In quickly motivating a non-radical newspaper campaign, …

The war in Russia will decide

With his threat to use nuclear weapons, Putin is engaging the Western public in a psychological game designed to cloud their judgment. If we want to know how the war …

Demodernization by missiles

Infrastructure in eastern Ukraine has been decimated; business and manufacturing displaced; cultural artifacts destroyed; communities disrupted and families bereaved. In light of all this, the discussion about what Ukraine stands …

Should we be afraid of the new European right?

The specter of far-right nationalist populism sweeping through Europe and the United States has many faces and shades. Leaving aside the neo-Nazi and neo-fascist groups that remain on the fringes …

Europe, forever staggering

“The League of Nations … (assists) as a tribune, and then as an archive for signed documents: nothing more!”, the Paris correspondent Pavel Spiess bemoaned on 10 September 1930 in …

A double-edged eco sword

Climate change affects us all yet not equally. The plight of those forced to migrate as a result – often called ‘climate refugees’, though not officially – has become contested …

Decentralizing the Cold War

When Boris Yeltsin told George Bush in 1991 that the USSR couldn’t exist without Ukraine, he wasn’t referring to the economy: culturally, Russia would have been isolated. Today, the same …

British political supermarket

When the leaves start to wet the tracks in September/October, the season of delayed trains and annual conferences of the main political parties begins in England. The usual inner reticence …

When fascism is female

Giorgia Meloni could become Italy’s first female prime minister. Her political rise is no isolated case: ‘femonationalism’ is flourishing throughout Europe, disguising extremes as the next socially acceptable, mainstream choice. …

Poland: a stable partner of China in Europe 

The shrinking “16+1” group will not leave Poland anytime soon. At the end of July, Polish President Andrzej Duda had a phone call with Chinese President and General Secretary of …

Energy and existence

PEN Ukraine conversations With Russia closing its gas pipeline to Europe, predicted economic downturns have hit the markets. Skyrocketing energy bills mean production cuts and job losses, as well as …