Europe

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Jehan Bseiso
February 9, 2017
Part 1 Morning show hostess is wearing matte red lipstick The color is Russian Red (by Mac). She says: “There are 65 million refugees...
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Caterina Bonora
February 4, 2017
Established by the United Nations in 1993, when war was still raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the International Criminal Tribunal for the...
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Diana Koehm
October 18, 2016
Today marks the 25 th anniversary of the Republic of Azerbaijan’s independence from the Soviet Union. Twenty-five years ago, spurred on by...
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Gareth Davies
August 16, 2016
Moazzam Begg has become somewhat of a household name in the British campaign against extraordinary renditions and for the rights of...
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Deniz Ay
June 13, 2016
How the Gezi uprising transformed citizenship in the contemporary neoliberal city This month marks three years since the initial surge of...
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Max Ajl
May 15, 2016
You have definitely heard this phrase or a close cousin: “We cannot say if any given weather event is the result of climate change. We can...
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Hassan Ghedi Santur
May 5, 2016
It’s a cold, drizzly day in what has come to be known to the world as the “Calais Jungle”. I’ve spent much of the morning walking around...
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(Anonymous)
March 24, 2016
"Just now, an Iraqi guy attempted to commit suicide here," read the quick email to a Warscapes editor yesterday from inside the prison at...
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Jessica Rohan
March 21, 2016
Jessica Rohan: What was your level of awareness about Syria prior to meeting the cab driver from Damascus? Christian Nembhard: Prior to my...
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Jessica Rohan
February 22, 2016
Historians never mentioned the Arabs who took part in the struggle against Franco's fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War. We speak...
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Charles Cantalupo
January 25, 2016
Editor's Preface: To isolate one detail from Charles Cantalupo’s ekphrastic poem: Drawing the moment of stillness when the insect and...
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Melissa Smyth
January 4, 2016
"I said in my introduction that man is a yes. I will never stop reiterating that. Yes to life. Yes to love. Yes to generosity. But man is...
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Anne Nivat
November 16, 2015
Since covering my first conflict in Chechnya in 1999, I have been aware that violence never keeps to a given territory. Violence seeps like...
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Warscapes
November 8, 2015
Albert Camus on Nihilism Interview with Albert Camus at a football game Camus Nobel Prize acceptance speech
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Preethi Nallu
October 29, 2015
A co-founder of several solidarity movements herself, Amalia Zepou explains the emergence of a post-party political outlook amongst the...
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Preethi Nallu
October 27, 2015
It was the most unlikely of alliances gathered at Syntagma Square that sultry July evening. Anarchists, nationalists, the far left, the not...
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Warscapes
October 14, 2015
Badiou interviews Michel Foucault, 1965 Michel Foucault By Himself- (Michel Foucault Par Lui Meme) Michel Foucault's The Order of Things...
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Warscapes
October 14, 2015
"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word" — Mata Hari She blew a kiss to the firing squad before they executed her on October...
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Mario Badagliacca
October 8, 2015
Barbed wire, soldiers, search dogs and torchlights in the night. Even in Italy there is an internal frontline, just like in Eastern Europe...
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Lisa Rose Steele
August 17, 2015
1. A Train Stopped at Subotica On June 26, Lisa Rose Steele and Andrew Ryder took a train from Belgrade, Serbia, to Budapest, Hungary. The...
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Gareth Davies
August 13, 2015
Yesterday Ukraine announced that it has banned 38 Russian authored books. The books, which largely concern the ongoing war in Ukraine, have...
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Andrew Ryder
July 14, 2015
Earlier this week, Alexis Tsipras emerged from the summit with the leaders of the European Union nations, humiliated. The EU hardliners...
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July 10, 2015
July 11th, 2015 marks 20 years since more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed in the town of Srebrenica in 1995 during the Bosnian...
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Chris Much Bermudez
July 8, 2015
“The Forensic Turn” and “Media and Myth: Mass Media and the Vietnam War” exhibitions, curated by Paul Lowe, Monica Alcazar-Duarte and Ziyah...
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Marion Pineau
July 6, 2015
On July 1st, the exhibition “Maydan-Hundred Portraits” opened at Duplex 100m2 gallery as a part of the 2015 WARM Festival in Sarajevo. Two...
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David Schafer
July 2, 2015
On June 29, the second day of the WARM Festival, the Foundation hosted a program entitled, “Fact Checking Challenges,” which featured an...
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Alex Lord
June 30, 2015
If corruption of the best gives rise to the worst, as the saying goes, then the global village has some serious questions to ask about...
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Clara Casagrande
June 26, 2015
Located 50km southwest of Sarajevo in the town of Konjic, Tito’s bunker is one of the largest and best-kept State secrets of the former...
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Gareth Davies
June 25, 2015
“…museums, and the museumizing imagination, are both profoundly political.” (Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities ) The museum has...
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Gareth Davies
May 27, 2015
Velma Šarić is the Founder and Executive Director of the Post-Conflict Research Center. She has over 12 years of journalistic experience...
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Benjamin Goffrier
May 14, 2015
Nearly 20 years after war, the cityscape of Sarajevo is still riddled with bullet holes and shelling craters in facades and pavement. These...
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Gareth Davies
May 14, 2015
Crimea is our common historical legacy and a very important factor in regional stability. And this strategic territory should be part of a...
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Emma Welton
May 5, 2015
Genitals are political. In the UK our genitals are policed, and in our current electoral moment, astoundingly falsified information is...
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Balkan Diskurs
April 30, 2015
“10 soldiers came into my home who had previously burned down my grandparents’ house while they were inside with my 3-year-old sister. They...
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Leonid Martyanov
March 20, 2015
Nearly a month has passed since the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's foremost opposition politicians of the last 15 years...
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Gareth Davies
February 25, 2015
Last week a news report emerged stating that a newborn child, Faruk Salaka, had become the first formally registered Bosnian citizen. This...
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Edward Rackley
February 23, 2015
Urban development in the High Arctic can be a drab affair. Buildings are inelegant steel boxes fit for lunar colonies, clustered against...
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Genta Nishku
February 23, 2015
Seven years after the country’s declaration of independence, decades after the struggle against Serbian hegemony reached its zenith, Kosovo...
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Gareth Davies
February 16, 2015
Building on the work of her previous books Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence (2004), and Frames of War: When is Life...
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Mary von Aue
February 8, 2015
On February 1, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), the first Eurosceptic upstart party in decades, ended its three-day conference in Bremen...
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Jessica Rohan
January 23, 2015
Lassana Bathily, the grocery clerk who hid shoppers in a freezer when gunmen entered the store where he worked, received French citizenship...
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Anne Nivat
January 21, 2015
As a war correspondent, I’ve grown accustomed to vicious acts of terrorism taking the lives of innocent civilians, but this usually happens...
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Andrew Ryder
January 19, 2015
In the wake of the atrocity committed in the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo this month, an ongoing discussion has taken place...
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Gareth Davies
January 3, 2015
Just days before Christmas, a new agreement was reached within Northern Ireland which sought to address a number of longstanding issues...
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Migjeni
January 2, 2015
Albanian poet Migjeni's short prose piece heralding the new year in 1937, only one year before his untimely death at the young age of 27...
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Tim LaRocco
December 4, 2014
Luciana Castellina’s initiation into politics came early when, at the age of fourteen, she watched as a bodyguard whisked away Benito...
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Amie Ferris-Rotman with photographs by Joel Van Houdt
November 13, 2014
For a small community of ethnic Turks who have lived peacefully in Ukraine for twenty-five years, the current conflict is allowing the...
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Shimrit Lee
October 24, 2014
Max Beckmann’s “Departure” (1932-1935), recently on display at the Neue Galerie exhibit “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi...
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Genta Nishku
October 14, 2014
If every country needs a poet, then Kosovo’s was Ali Podrimja. The whole country mourned when, on a midsummer’s day two years ago, the...
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Garrett Connolly
October 1, 2014
Twenty-five years ago today, Denmark enacted the first same-sex partnership legislation. The law granted legal parity to same-sex couples...
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Anne Nivat
September 23, 2014
(translated from the French by Armelle English) I have been traveling widely in the Ukrainian Donbass, the contested region of Eastern...
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Garrett Connolly
September 22, 2014
Twenty five years ago today in Kent, UK, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) detonated a 15-pound bomb within the Royal Marine...
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Edik Baghdasaryan
August 30, 2014
Editor's Preface Translated from the original Armenian, After the Prayer recounts the experience of an Armenian soldier fighting in the...
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Nicholas Clap
August 3, 2014
Originally published in Money . On 18th September millions of Scottish citizens will cast their vote, either in favor of independence, or...
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Kristina Huang
July 29, 2014
Independent director Richard Ledes’ documentary Golden Dawn, NYC was released two days before the start of this year’s World Cup games. As...
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Sean Guillory
July 15, 2014
On its Twitter feed, the Donetsk People’s Republic recently announced that it’s forming a voluntary division of coal miners tasked with...
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John Sifton
June 29, 2014
After a full century, direct memories of the First World War - a largely purposeless conflict that wasted lives with unthinkable profligacy...
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Flore Murard-Yovanovitch
May 14, 2014
Translation from Italian into English by Luigi Attardi (Nail Chiodo) 1952-2014. Europe once again has a barbed-wire face. Its reality,...
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Samantha Ruggiero
May 12, 2014
This September, the people of Scotland will vote in a referendum on whether or not Scotland should be an independent country, ending its...
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Deepali Srivastava
April 17, 2014
In the 1960s, Nobel laureate economist Simon Kuznets conducted rigorous empirical analyses to conclude that capitalism inevitability...
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Jason Wong
April 8, 2014
Even today, many narratives are whitewashed (e.g. Avatar: The Last Airbender , Star Trek: Into Darkness , etc.), and the stories of...
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Jean-Marie Gleize
March 26, 2014
Tarnac, a preparatory act is the most recent volume in my cycle of works published in France by Editions du Seuil’s series Fiction et Cie...
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Sean Guillory
March 20, 2014
In 1830, in response to the crowning of Louis-Philippe as king of France after revolution deposed Charles X, Russia’s Nicholas I wrote, “...
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Sean Guillory
February 21, 2014
Note: Due to rapidly developing events on the ground in Ukraine, some of the information in this article may be outdated at time of...
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Russ Wellen
January 25, 2014
In the United States, military and civilian strategists have long found nuclear weapons an endless source of fascination. They mull over...
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Amanda Machin
December 16, 2013
In fairy tales, giants come most often in the form of beanstalk-shaking, bone-crushing, evil and ignorant ogres. But giants can take...
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Joshunda Sanders
December 5, 2013
“Hunt or be hunted” is a truism in Duro Kolak's life and seems to apply to everyone and everything in his world. The reserved, 46-year-old...
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Flavio Rizzo
July 31, 2013
Click here to read the article in Italian... Since April 27th, when it was announced that she has been voted in as a minister in the...
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Mihai Mircea Butcovan
March 14, 2013
ECCIDIO 1940 Papà Gheorghe: Sparano contro la folla. Devo scegliere se morire o raccontarvi tutto… Ip - Romania, 14 settembre 1940 MASSACRE...
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Maria Rosaria Baldin
March 12, 2013
“Immigration laws are the basis for measuring the degree of democracy of a country.” - Gaetano Campo Magistrato During the second half of...
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Miljenko Jergović
November 5, 2012
Translator's Introduction “Nora, Like Ibsen’s” is one of the darker stories from Miljenko Jergović’s new collection Mama Leone (Archipelago...
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Lila MacLellan
October 24, 2012
I met the great Kapuściński in the spring of 1999, when he gave a journalism workshop at a Montreal university. His first day on campus,...
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Sean Guillory
October 6, 2012
Sunday, October 7, marks six years since Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in her apartment elevator. The assailant shot her four times,...
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Sean Guillory
August 1, 2012
In Russia, disaster historically strikes with such great frequency during August that much of the month is spent anticipating tragedy. But...
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Alain Badiou
June 7, 2012
The record vote for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in this year’s French elections stunned everyone and left them scrambling for answers...
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Shailja Patel
April 22, 2012
Originally published in Pambazuka News . The scene is Stockholm’s Museum of Modern Art, on Sunday, April 15th. The event is the celebration...
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Matt McGregor
March 9, 2012
It is one of the ironies of contemporary publishing that Roberto Bolaño, author of 2666 and The Savage Detectives , is marketed as a...