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In the heat of election season and turmoil in Eastern Europe, assistant editor Evando Thompson shows why a Georgian elec...
10/13/2020
With Pivotal October Election, Georgia Seems to be on the Verge of a New Democracy

In the heat of election season and turmoil in Eastern Europe, assistant editor Evando Thompson shows why a Georgian election should matter to Americans. This past week, Thompson interviewed the moderator of a panel discussion hosted by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute on the significance of the Georgian election. Read about the potential reshaping of Georgia's democracy here:
http://nyta.us/2020/10/12/with-pivotal-october-election-georgia-seems-to-be-on-the-verge-of-a-new-democracy/

From massively rigged elections to surges of disinformation on social media, this election season is one to pay attention to — not only in America but also in countries across Europe.  The Rep…

In this episode of our podcast series Jet Lag, editor-in-chief Susanne Schweitzer looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has...
09/24/2020
Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 2 – COVID-19 and the EU’s Political Landscape

In this episode of our podcast series Jet Lag, editor-in-chief Susanne Schweitzer looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has been reshaping Europe’s political landscape. Joining the discussion is Christian Martin, the Max Weber Visiting Chair in German and European Studies at NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean studies. He was with us in mid-April and helps assess how the situation has shifted over the last few months.

http://nyta.us/2020/09/23/jet-lag-season-3-episode-2-covid-19-and-the-eus-political-landscape/

Jet Lag Season 3, Episode 2 – COVID-19 and the EU’s Political Landscape (Produced by Susanne Schweitzer with Harrison Kass as host) (Photo Credit: Pixabay) In this episode of Jet Lag, w…

The NYTA is back from its summer break! We're starting off our new Jet Lag podcast season with an episode on the current...
09/08/2020
Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 1 — Debate within the European Sex Industry

The NYTA is back from its summer break! We're starting off our new Jet Lag podcast season with an episode on the current debate within the European sex industry. Tune in to hear
Zijia Eleanor Song discuss the contentious definition of human trafficking with Anna Zobina, the chair of the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW), and Luca Stevenson, coordinator at the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE).

http://nyta.us/2020/09/04/jet-lag-season-3-episode-1-debate-within-the-european-sex-industry/

Jet Lag: Season 3, Episode 1 — Debate within the European Sex IndustryProduced by Zijia Eleanor Song and Susanne Schweitzer. In this episode, we look at the European commercial sex industry and dis…

Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in 2003 under strange circumstances, is one of a long list of Russian journalists who have...
03/09/2020
A courageous fight against corruption

Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in 2003 under strange circumstances, is one of a long list of Russian journalists who have died investigating issues that powerful people wanted to keep hidden.

Read more in our latest article about the documentary "Yuri Shchekochikhin: His Life in Words and Deeds."

What one journalist’s life, and death, reveals about press freedom in Russia.

ICYMI: Dominos plans to open over 800 locations in Italy by 2030. Mama Mia! That's a lot of pizza!
02/28/2020
The Domino’s Effect

ICYMI: Dominos plans to open over 800 locations in Italy by 2030. Mama Mia! That's a lot of pizza!

What is the allure of American fast to Europeans?

With the humanitarian crisis happening currently in Idlib, Syria, more migrants and asylum seekers will be looking for r...
02/27/2020
Crossing New Borders, Carrying Old Burdens

With the humanitarian crisis happening currently in Idlib, Syria, more migrants and asylum seekers will be looking for refuge in Europe, but the EU doesn't seem to have a plan. Read more on this here:

Migrants find new routes into Europe despite roadblocks

Our last article of the year reviews some of the large protests and demonstrations that occurred throughout Europe in 20...
12/13/2019
2019: A year of demonstrations

Our last article of the year reviews some of the large protests and demonstrations that occurred throughout Europe in 2019. What changes will 2020 bring?

As 2019 comes to a close, we review the many protests across Europe and the world

"Since “Brentry” in 1973, the call for a Brexit from European supranational institutions is nothing new in Britain."Chec...
10/31/2019
Brexit: Britons have their cake and eat it, too.

"Since “Brentry” in 1973, the call for a Brexit from European supranational institutions is nothing new in Britain."

Check out our latest commentary on Britain by contributing writer Jason Ford Jr.:

The path to Brexit began 46 years ago.

Contributing writer Erin O'Brien gives us a look into the long-fostered relationship between Kurdish-American organizati...
10/23/2019
Kurdish solidarity in the US

Contributing writer Erin O'Brien gives us a look into the long-fostered relationship between Kurdish-American organizations and Washington.

Kurdish-American organizations condemn Turkish incursion

"The world may be confronting a new form of representative government, one that stretches constitutional democracy to it...
10/22/2019
Populism: democracy’s mirror

"The world may be confronting a new form of representative government, one that stretches constitutional democracy to its limits. It’s anti-establishment, and reliant on the mobilization of ordinary people—the good people versus the corrupt elite," writes Susanne Schweitzer.

Nadia Urbani reflects on populism and its effects on present-day democracy

To an outsider looking in, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the perpetual victim of a war that tore the country apart in the 19...
09/30/2019
Escaping the Narrative of Victimhood

To an outsider looking in, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the perpetual victim of a war that tore the country apart in the 1990s. In their new book, Bosnian professors Jasmin Hasić and Dženeta Karabegović are challenging that narrative, both in other people’s minds and in their own.

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s new approach to Foreign Policy

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09/27/2019
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One of our editors, Kate Barton, was reporting in the Czech Republic this past weekend on the protests in Prague. This w...
06/26/2019
Czechs protest slipping democracy

One of our editors, Kate Barton, was reporting in the Czech Republic this past weekend on the protests in Prague. This was the largest protest in 30 years opposing Czech prime minister’s corruption. Read the feature here:

Largest protest in 30 years opposes Czech prime minister’s corruption

"Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, France and the United Kingdom have opened up two parallel...
04/16/2019
What New Investigations in France, UK Mean For Rwanda

"Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, France and the United Kingdom have opened up two parallel investigations."

How will European investigations into the Rwandan genocide address the issue of post-colonial responsibility?

Read Emily Meneghin's commentary on Italy's government after last year's election!
04/09/2019
Italy’s New Government Turns One

Read Emily Meneghin's commentary on Italy's government after last year's election!

The 2018 Chamber of Deputies and the Senate elections were divided — here’s a look one year later.

While everyone celebrated #internationalwomensday yesterday, March 8 has a much longer history within the Soviet Union a...
03/09/2019
Women’s day and the Russian revolution

While everyone celebrated #internationalwomensday yesterday, March 8 has a much longer history within the Soviet Union and was even a catalyst for the Russian Revolution 102 years ago.

International Women’s Day is gaining traction in the United States; but the first country to ever crown the day with an official status was the Soviet Union.

World War I may have ended a century ago, but a remarkable new documentary blends restored footage, sound effects and mo...
03/05/2019
Review: The Great War, remastered

World War I may have ended a century ago, but a remarkable new documentary blends restored footage, sound effects and moving oral testimony to bring some of its soldiers back to life. Read our review by Joseph Zeballos-Roig:

“They Shall Not Grow Old” offers an innovative look at the sufferings of World War I

Between 2000 and 2007, a neo-nazi terrorist cell murdered ten people across Germany. Even though eight of the victims we...
02/26/2019
A homage to the victims of Germany’s neo-nazis

Between 2000 and 2007, a neo-nazi terrorist cell murdered ten people across Germany. Even though eight of the victims were Turkish immigrants, the state didn’t initially consider the deaths to be racially motivated. It wasn’t until 2011, when two of the members staged a failed bank robbery, that the police forces connected the dots: all of the crimes were the work of the National Socialist Underground (NSU).

Author Esther Dischereit laments the deaths of Turkish immigrants murdered by a German terrorist cell

ICYMI: The Visegrad Group summit that was due to meet in Israel today was cancelled after a misinterpretation of a Nazi ...
02/18/2019
Visegrad Group cancels summit in Israel over Nazi comment

ICYMI: The Visegrad Group summit that was due to meet in Israel today was cancelled after a misinterpretation of a Nazi comment

A comment from Israel’s Prime Minister led Europe’s emerging nationalistic bloc to call off their meeting in Jerusalem

In the second episode of our podcast Jet Lag, contributor Tim O'Donnell takes us to the roof of a SoHo building where a ...
02/07/2019
Jet Lag: Episode 2 – Lenin Statue

In the second episode of our podcast Jet Lag, contributor Tim O'Donnell takes us to the roof of a SoHo building where a statue of Vladimir Lenin, sculpted in the Soviet Union, looks out at New York’s Financial District. How did that statue end up there, and how does its new location alter its meaning? Tim finds out by talking to, among others, the owner of the East Village's most renowned communist-themed bar.

In Episode 2 of Jet Lag, we explore the history and meaning behind a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Lower Manhattan.

Europe’s 12 million Roma make up the largest ethnic minority in the region, yet discrimination against Roma populations ...
02/05/2019
Fighting Roma discrimination, from the Czech Republic to NYC

Europe’s 12 million Roma make up the largest ethnic minority in the region, yet discrimination against Roma populations is deep-seated, historic and underreported in Eastern Europe—and the Czech Republic is no exception.

Roma activists in New York are forming a resistance movement in response to growing anti-Roma sentiment abroad.

"Conflicts or disasters have devastated the national heritage of many communities. But when artifacts survive, they can ...
12/02/2018
At the Met, a celebration of Armenia’s national heritage

"Conflicts or disasters have devastated the national heritage of many communities. But when artifacts survive, they can tell powerful stories." Cecilia Nowell on "Armenia!," the Metropolitan Museum of Art´s celebration of Armenia's ancient heritage.

For Armenians in New York, the exhibit is an exciting homage to their ancient culture.

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