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Ukraine: Reflections on the Maidan Revolution, a Voyage to Odessa, Donald Trump, Trans-Atlantic Disarray and Ironies of "Western Modernity"

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Nikolas Kozloff

Aghast at the rise of Donald Trump and the slow disintegration of the European Union, many Ukrainians may certainly wonder about the legacy of Maidan....

An Old World Christmas in Bratislava, Slovakia

John Mariani | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home
John Mariani

There's no denying that Bratislava, Slovakia, is a convenient way stop between Vienna, Prague and Budapest, all far larger cities. But Bratislava sha...

Supporting Peace and Stability in South Sudan

Miroslav Lajčák | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Miroslav Lajčák

For South Sudan to succeed, political will and commitment is needed, as well as a long-term vision to build a security sector capable of binding the nation together, not dividing it.

From Conflict to Peace: The Rise of a UN Secretary-General from the East

Michael Jacobsen | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Michael Jacobsen

Co-Author Zuzana Palovic - CEE and Migration Expert & Co-Author Gabriela Bereghazyova - CEE and Corruption Expert Is the world ready for Miroslav L...

The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?

Ron Klink | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Ron Klink

As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Tru...

To Make the UN More Successful, Respected and Effective

Miroslav Lajčák | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Miroslav Lajčák

The UN system has all that is needed -- institutions, norms and know-how. There are capacities, human resources, brains and hands. But maybe the system is not adequately set to be able to deal with today's challenges the way it is expected from us.

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Played With the Monkees

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.21.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Laughter. That's the first thing you hear in Gregory Briggler's second-floor walkup. The giggles and guffaws are coming from his three boisterous boy...

Feel Inspired Right Now: Meet the Goldman Award 2016 Heroes

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

The Goldman Awards reward those brave Davids that fight corporate Goliaths worldwide, trying to preserve their homes and communities from unjust, dest...

The 2016 EU Presidency Country: Slovakia -- Europe's Best Kept Secret

Michael Jacobsen | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Michael Jacobsen

The 2016 EU Presidency country is a little known, landlocked country often confused with its neighbor-Slovenia. You will be hearing more about this region in the years to come. Get ahead of the trend, and discover Europe's "forgotten" country

A Slovak Shocker! How Syrian Refugees Kidnapped the Slovak Elections

Cas Mudde | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Cas Mudde

Fico has taken a hard stand from the beginning, echoing Kaczyński, Orbán and Czech President Miloš Zeman in an openly Islamophobic campaign against both the refugees and the EU's attempt to redistribute refugees.

Pope Francis Builds Great Walls Of His Own

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.19.2017 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The Catholic Church constructs barriers while speaking in doublespeak saying "we love you," "we welcome you," "we offer you 'Christian love,'" and "we are here to help you change your unwanted attractions and gender identities and expressions."

Foreign Liberals Shouldn't Be Liberal With American Lives and Money

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

Liberals from other nations will continue to lobby Washington to advance their home countries' interests. No surprise there. But they shouldn't complain if American liberals choose priceless domestic peace and prosperity over costly international charity and conflict.

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.08.2016 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.

Western Media's Miscount of Saudi Arabia's Syrian Refugees

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Anhvinh Doanvo

hanks to a technicality in counting refugees, hundreds of outlets from Amnesty International to the Brookings Institution have claimed that Saudi Arabia has taken zero refugees -- a ludicrous, but rarely fact-checked statement given the comical lack of a "Great Arabian Wall."

Here Are The European Countries That Want To Refuse Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke harshly on Wednesday about countries that seek to keep out refugees. But his words may have fa...

Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2016 | Home
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Parachutists Jump From Colliding Planes In Slovakia, 7 Killed

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

PRAGUE (AP) ― Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair Thursday over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said. Th...

The Urban Arts Scene in Kosice

Michael Schuermann | Posted 07.31.2016 | Home
Michael Schuermann

Kosice, the second largest city of Slovakia, has come up with a bright and brilliant solution to spruce up a nondescript residential district.

Stopover in Bratislava, Slovakia

College Tourist | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
College Tourist

The Slovakian capital boasts wonderfully preserved medieval architecture and contemporary buildings alongside remnants of its communist past.

Overlooked Cities in Europe to Add to Your Travel List

College Tourist | Posted 06.18.2016 | Home
College Tourist

We've all dreamed of going to the most photographed cities in Europe like Paris, London, Prague, Venice, and Rome (guilty as charged), but the truth is that the European continent has so many hidden gems that are equally worth a visit.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | Home
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Israel is Perceived by Expats as the Most Dynamic Country Worldwide

Malte Zeeck | Posted 06.11.2016 | Home
Malte Zeeck

Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?

Leo Express: A Gleaming New Train Service Coming to a Station Near You

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Bill_Robinson

Amazing new business models are rare ... even in this time of great 'disruption.' Many start-ups position themselves as disrupting because they feel they have to or die. So they reach.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Home
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?