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The Irony of Current Russian-Ukrainian Relations

John Brown | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
John Brown

In all the wise commentary on the tragic Russia-Ukraine situation, I have seen few observations (admissions?) that 20th-century Ukraine is essentially a Soviet geopolitical construction.

Orthodoxy: Liberty's Other Enemy

Robin Koerner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There are many orthodoxies -- religious, political, philosophical and more. Like all other tyrannies, they seek conformity. Orthodoxy is to the mind as tyranny is to the person.

Ai Weiwei Talks Detention With NY Times

nytimes.com | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts

HONG KONG -- Ai Weiwei, the prominent Chinese artist and dissident, said Friday that he had been kept in a tiny room throughout his nearly three-month...

Tunisian Media's Quantum Leap to the Next Level?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As a journalist who reported from Tunisia during the Ben Ali era, I can attest to his regime's constraints on freedom of speech and the press. Even checking my innocuous business email account was an ordeal -- I had to go to an embassy to do it.

Ring Them Bells

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

A disturbing story out of China compels me to resolve that when critiquing the state of American democracy, I will always bear in mind how fortunate I am to have been born in the U.S.A.

Top Iran Dissident Dies

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The spiritual father of Iran's reform movement died Sunday at the age of 87, prompting thousands of his followers to immediately ...

China's Top Dissident Breaks Silence on Freeman

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

After news of Freeman's appointment was leaked, a group of Chinese dissidents, including pro-democracy activists from the Tiananmen Square protests, wrote a letter to Obama protesting the decision.