Cancel culture vs. execute culture

Why Russian manuscripts don’t burn, but Ukrainian manuscripts burn all too well Rather than debating what to do with Russian culture, western intellectuals need to talk about how to prevent …

How Putin found God

It was a sodden spring day in May 2009. A small group of men trooped solemnly across a leafy cemetery in central Moscow. The priest in flowing black robes was …

Altruism in times of war

Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, we have witnessed unprecedented solidarity with the war refugees fleeing the invaded country. This solidarity is also being shown by Czech society, …

Preparing for the good times to be over

A month into Russia’s invasion, is the EU ready for the challenge? Russia’s war on Ukraine is clearly an attack on the whole of Europe, but domestic responses are still …

Europe 1948/2022

Europe is facing a vast humanitarian crisis. This time, there is a good chance that governments will rise to the challenge. If only because it is all too clear that …

The Ukraine Crisis: Past, Present, and Future?

Is the Ukraine crisis a turning point in world history? And is this also a potential wake-up call for the “liberal American-dominated Western world order,” due to a conflict whose …

Ukraine has changed German policy

Following the Second World War, the standard German explanation as to events was, that nobody knew anything and that they all just did as they were told. Today, German politicians …

Russia’s war

When war becomes a reality, time is of the essence. Slow political responses raise questions about underlying reasons for reluctance. And as Russia wages war on Ukraine, how the situation …

Not about NATO

It was only after the annexation of Crimea in 2014 that NATO broke off cooperation with Russia. Until then, Ukrainians themselves were largely against NATO membership. To frame NATO as …

There Are No Chamberlains in This Story

But there are no Churchills, either. And Ukraine will fight alone. In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain arrived home from a conference in Munich. He and other leaders had …

Life as death

How Afghan refugees aren’t offered real solutions More than half a million Afghans were displaced in 2021, adding to many more forced to flee over decades of uninterrupted violence. But …

Present situation in Ukraine

Dear reader, In light of the present situation in Ukraine, TNP presents three pieces by local journalists „on the ground” covering different viewpoints of the situation. Powerless Ukraine Struggling to …