Direct aid givers, civic activists, and political activists spend as much time arguing amongst themselves as they do building civil society. With such divisions, it is clear that bridges need to be built not only between civil society and the state.
Most commentators have turned a blind eye to some of the more unsavoury aspects of either Putin and the Maidan, depending on their ideological background. Hypocrisy is everywhere, but that doesn't mean we should be ambivalent about what's happening in Ukraine.
Austerity may seem self defeating but the forces maintaining it are not stupid, they are masters of self interest and self enrichment - it is critical that we consider the rational case for austerity from the viewpoint of those implementing it and lobbying for it.
None of us can escape from the vicious reality of our cultural obsession with 'beauty', but I was lucky to survive my body dysmorphic disorder. This is the sixth article in our politics of mental health series. Content warning: suicide attempt, self harm.
Former Swedish deputy foreign minister and UN
ambassador Pierre Schori remembers circumstances and characters, including the
late prime minister Olof Palme, that linked him to Gabriel García Márquez, in
the work they did on Latin America.
Justice for those who died or were wounded in the revolutionary struggle
puts politicians in direct confrontation with the Ministries of Defence and the
Interior. No political party has
taken that risk.
A summary of the results of the recent Salzburg Global Seminar ‘Russian Civil Society Symposium: Building Bridges to the Future’ is simple: no easy answers, more questions. But that does not mean it was a failure.