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    New Europe’s return to the Dark Ages
    Oct22

    New Europe’s return to the Dark Ages

    The widely expected victory of Jarosław Kaczyński’s Law and Justice Party (PiS) in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Poland Sunday (25 October) will mark the end of an era in the history of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia – or “New Europe”, to use a term coined by former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.After...

    Investigation: The Hidden Assets of Moldova’s Gun Shop Bosses
    Oct22

    Investigation: The Hidden Assets of Moldova’s Gun Shop Bosses

    How some top managers are ignoring the law and keeping their businesses and property out of public view. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.
    Oct22

    A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

    Israeli soldier patrols in Hebron Market on Sep 09 2009. About 500 stores were closed by military order in the center of Hebron since the outbreak of the Second Intifada in 2000. (Image: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock) In his new film Taxi, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is having a conversation with his young niece. They’re sitting in the cab...

    What is – and isn’t – at stake in the Polish parliamentary election
    Oct22

    What is – and isn’t – at stake in the Polish parliamentary election

    The widely expected victory of the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland’s parliamentary election on Sunday matters not just for Poland, but for the entire European Union. Because it comes at a time when the continent is at several important crossroads, it might be the most consequential parliamentary election in the region in a...

    The Belarus dilemma
    Oct22

    The Belarus dilemma

    There never was much doubt that Alexander Lukashenko would obtain a fifth mandate in the presidential elections held in Belarus on 11 October. The incumbent, often labelled as Europe’s last dictator, won another landslide victory, with 87.75% of the recorded votes. More surprising was the limited protest that greeted his re-election,...

    Moscow School Pulls Album to Remove Down Syndrome Girl
    Oct22

    Moscow School Pulls Album to Remove Down Syndrome Girl

    Parents’ objections to photo of a mentally handicapped first-grader allegedly results in photo album recall. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Germany: Saving Refugees Comes with a Huge Political Price Tag
    Oct22

    Germany: Saving Refugees Comes with a Huge Political Price Tag

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—The influx of refugees into Germany is forcing its leaders to throw aside some of their long-held convictions and face reality. They are making nice with authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to get him to accept more refugees. They are talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin so that he does not further...

    US Slams Assad’s Moscow Visit
    Oct22

    US Slams Assad’s Moscow Visit

    On first foreign trip since 2011, Syrian President thanks Russia for fighting ‘terrorism.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Military Conscription in Europe: New Relevance
    Oct22

    Military Conscription in Europe: New Relevance

    This paper discusses the relevance of military conscription in Europe today. More specifically, it examines 1) the trend of abolishing conscription in Western countries over the last 20 years; 2) the approaches to conscription used by the countries that chose to maintain the practice; 3) why increased threat perceptions following Russia’s...

    Russian Nuclear Campaigner Requests French Asylum
    Oct22

    Russian Nuclear Campaigner Requests French Asylum

    Case highlights restrictions imposed on residents in Russia’s closed cities. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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