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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 population...
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.

Despite its diminutive size and the real economic hardships it faces, Ray has had a chance to flourish. But this tiny to...
11/13/2018
The tiny village fighting the decline of rural Ireland

Despite its diminutive size and the real economic hardships it faces, Ray has had a chance to flourish. But this tiny town's resurgence is anomalous to what is happening in the rest of rural Ireland. A story by Tim O'Donnell

Ray’s resurgence is anomalous to what is happening in the rest of the country.

Svetlana Broz, a cardiologist and the granddaughter of Yugoslav president Josip Tito, is combating ethnic nationalism in...
11/08/2018
Tito’s granddaughter speaks about civil courage

Svetlana Broz, a cardiologist and the granddaughter of Yugoslav president Josip Tito, is combating ethnic nationalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina by talking to its youth about an aspect of the war many had never heard before: the stories of those who tried to help and remain human.

Svetlana Broz says that the unity of Bosnia depends on its youth.

A message from our friends at the Latin America News Dispatch:We are an independent news site founded by NYU students, a...
11/07/2018
Newsletter - Latin America News Dispatch

A message from our friends at the Latin America News Dispatch:

We are an independent news site founded by NYU students, and we have an amazing daily newsletter (Today in Latin America) summarizing the most important news from the Western hemisphere. @latinousa publishes our newsletter on their website everyday and we’re currently in talks with other potential partners.

If you have any interest in or have questions about things like migrant caravans, crisis in Venezuela, political violence in Nicaragua, and new presidents in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico, sign up here and let us help: https://latindispatch.com/newsletter/

The Latin America News Dispatch compiles a daily report from Monday to Friday. Today in Latin America brings you links to the most important stories throughout the hemisphere, as well …

Last Thursday NATO launched exercise Trident Junction 18, which recreates the scenario of restoring Norwegian sovereignt...
10/28/2018
NATO launches largest military exercise since the fall of the USSR

Last Thursday NATO launched exercise Trident Junction 18, which recreates the scenario of restoring Norwegian sovereignty after a foreign attack. It has not escaped Russian attention. Report by Hannah Beckler:

The drill is the latest in a series of escalations between NATO allies and Moscow.

Former deputy editor Tim O'Donnell is back to weigh on Ireland's attempt to reckon with one of its darkest episodes:
10/24/2018
Ireland will finally dig up infant mass grave

Former deputy editor Tim O'Donnell is back to weigh on Ireland's attempt to reckon with one of its darkest episodes:

The burial site contains the remains of children who lived at a nearby mother-and-baby home.

Update on Brexit: "Thousands of people in London demonstrated as part of the People’s Vote March on Saturday, asking t...
10/22/2018
As Brexit comes closer, Britons grow divided

Update on Brexit: "Thousands of people in London demonstrated as part of the People’s Vote March on Saturday, asking the government for a new referendum..."

Britons continue to debate over Brexit terms with just five months left

Deputy editor Emilia Otte attended the presentation of "Muslims of the World," a book of photos and essays based off of ...
10/15/2018
Muslims share stories of resilience and hope

Deputy editor Emilia Otte attended the presentation of "Muslims of the World," a book of photos and essays based off of a popular Instagram account:

A book highlights the struggles and triumphs of followers of Islam worldwide.

Italy's new budget plan is aimed at "erasing poverty," but critics are already pointing at its flaws. Laura Loguercio an...
10/12/2018
Italy’s deficit: a new recipe for the same old story

Italy's new budget plan is aimed at "erasing poverty," but critics are already pointing at its flaws. Laura Loguercio analyzes it:

The new budget plan has shocked the European Commission — and sparked debate among Italians.

Today we think of Zorba The Greek as the epitome of Greekness, but for its original 1964 Greek public it might have look...
10/04/2018
How Zorba invented Greek identity

Today we think of Zorba The Greek as the epitome of Greekness, but for its original 1964 Greek public it might have looked pretty odd. Anna Pazos writes:

A 1964 movie proves the myth-making power of film

Austria’s strict new immigration policies include cutting welfare benefits for refugees who fail to pass a German lang...
10/03/2018
Austrian Foreign Minister: “Gifted children don’t migrate to Austria”

Austria’s strict new immigration policies include cutting welfare benefits for refugees who fail to pass a German language exam. Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl defended them last week at NYU. Emilia Otte explains it:

Karin Kneissl discusses immigration, foreign relations and border disputes at NYU.

"Intractable Woman," a theater play about the life and death of Russian journalist Anna Politovskaya, will now be availa...
09/29/2018
A reporter’s truth proves deadly in “Intractable Woman”

"Intractable Woman," a theater play about the life and death of Russian journalist Anna Politovskaya, will now be available for American audiences. It is widely believed that Putin ordered Anna's assassination because of her critical coverage of the Russian government. Cecilia Nowell writes a review of the New York release:

A theater play depicting the life of Russian journalist Anna Politovskaya has made it to New York.

Regardless of its form—ranging from marginalizing the language to genocide—ethnic cleansing is inherently violent, d...
09/21/2018
Analysis: Land swaps won’t guarantee peace, but undermine it

Regardless of its form—ranging from marginalizing the language to genocide—ethnic cleansing is inherently violent, disruptive and destructive, says Stephanie Sugars:

Why the international community shouldn’t endorse a land swamp between Kosovo and Serbia.

"In his book From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World, published last November, Elidor Mëhilli gives a detai...
09/17/2018
A new look at Albania’s unique Socialist history

"In his book From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World, published last November, Elidor Mëhilli gives a detailed history of soviet Albania post-World War II and its unique position in the Cold War era."

Elidor Mëhilli’s book describes the country’s socialist trajectory and its rare position within the Eastern bloc

Our new deputy editor Emilia Otte writes about Soudade Kaadan's "The Day I Lost My Life," the first Syrian film to ever ...
09/10/2018
A film about the Syrian Civil War wins in Venice

Our new deputy editor Emilia Otte writes about Soudade Kaadan's "The Day I Lost My Life," the first Syrian film to ever compete at the Venice film festival.

It was the first Syrian film to ever compete at the festival

We are back! This is our first shot for our new #AcrossThePond photo series, from the old town square in Prague, Czech R...
09/04/2018

We are back! This is our first shot for our new #AcrossThePond photo series, from the old town square in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by Jolana Janisova.

If you went to Europe for the summer, send your shots and we'll publish them in our social media!

The final season of The Americans offers an introspective look at how the protagonists’ Soviet past shapes them:
04/30/2018
Review: The Americans and the politics of memory

The final season of The Americans offers an introspective look at how the protagonists’ Soviet past shapes them:

The show’s final season offers an introspective look at how the protagonists’ Soviet past shapes them.

Rudiger Suchsland’s new documentary, Hitler's Hollywood,  makes the case that German cinema from 1933 through 1945 can...
04/24/2018
Review: Hilter’s Hollywood and the malice of Nazi cinema

Rudiger Suchsland’s new documentary, Hitler's Hollywood, makes the case that German cinema from 1933 through 1945 can be viewed as one, singular movie:

Rudiger Suchsland’s documentary sheds light on the role of filmmakers and moviegoers in Goebbels’s Nazi propaganda machine.

The OSCE – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has called out several irregularities in the elect...
04/09/2018
The far right clings to power in Hungary

The OSCE – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has called out several irregularities in the electoral process in Hungary:

But Orban’s victory is raising eyebrows at the OSCE.

Mark your calendars for this conference: April 5th.
03/28/2018
The Transatlantic Partnership: Europe and the US in a New Era

Mark your calendars for this conference: April 5th.

Are Europe and the United States destined to grow apart after over 70 years of partnership? Join academics, policy-makers, and other members of the international community in an examination of the …

The week’s best European events in New York City.Goethe-Institut New YorkThe Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in A...
03/26/2018
This Week in NYC: Concert Week, Endangered Birds, and more

The week’s best European events in New York City.
Goethe-Institut New York
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
International Chamber Orchestra of America

The week’s best European events in New York City.

Recent legal cases have created the sense of a growing crackdown against freedom of speech in Spain, writes Anna Pazos.
03/26/2018
Does Spain have a free speech problem?

Recent legal cases have created the sense of a growing crackdown against freedom of speech in Spain, writes Anna Pazos.

Recent legal cases have created the sense of a growing crackdown against freedom of speech in Spain.

Another referendum involving a European country is set to take place later this year.
03/26/2018
New Caledonia to hold independence referendum

Another referendum involving a European country is set to take place later this year.

Later this year, the inhabitants of the French archipelago will choose whether to “leave” or “remain.”

This evening at 6:30 PM at the Center for Jewish History!Centro Primo Levi
03/25/2018
Alain Elkann’s Money Must Stay In The Family

This evening at 6:30 PM at the Center for Jewish History!
Centro Primo Levi

Welcoming remarks: Consul General of Italy, Francesco Genuardi Alessandra Stanley, journalist, and former New York Times bureau chief in Rome and Moscow, Mario Calvo-Platero, writer and columnist f…

From contributor Gina Dimuro: In Paris and New York, the strikingly similar graves of two wartime friends serve as a rem...
03/22/2018
Comment: An ocean apart, two graves bear witness to revolution

From contributor Gina Dimuro: In Paris and New York, the strikingly similar graves of two wartime friends serve as a reminder of the the deeply rooted historical connection between France and the United States.

The interwoven legacies of two revolutionaries, Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette, live on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

We’ve selected some of our favorite entries to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal:
03/19/2018
Eurovision 2018: Five contestants to watch

We’ve selected some of our favorite entries to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal:

Keep your eyes open for these five artists competing in Lisbon this coming May.

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