A new Internet law forbids disrespect, a potential nuclear arms crisis and Russia rounds up undercover agents

– On March 4th, Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov warned that arms control was “in crisis” and claimed that “some politicians and generals in Washington” were beginning to think about nuclear war. Both countries have suspended observation of … Continue reading A new Internet law forbids disrespect, a potential nuclear arms crisis and Russia rounds up undercover agents

“If he beats you, then it means he loves you”: The cultural nature of gender-based violence in Belarus

This article is part of a collaboration between The Perspective Webzine and Lossi 36. The Perspective Webzine is a student based web magazine created and led by Lund University’s Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF).  When strolling around Minsk, the collapse of … Continue reading “If he beats you, then it means he loves you”: The cultural nature of gender-based violence in Belarus

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Music and memories under the samovar: Fanny Gordon and the songs of Eastern Europe between the wars

When she first practiced it on a child’s piano, little would the Polish-Russian composer Fanny Gordon have known that Pod Samowarem (Under the Samovar), one of her earliest hits, would eventually echo from radio and gramophone speakers across Eastern Europe, … Continue reading Music and memories under the samovar: Fanny Gordon and the songs of Eastern Europe between the wars

Far-right Networking – an interview with Louis Wierenga on Estonia’s radical right, pt. 2

Read part one here In this second part of my interview with Louis Wierenga, our discussion leads to cleavages within Estonian society and the broader Intermarium project of far-right groups in Central and Eastern Europe. The country, like others in … Continue reading Far-right Networking – an interview with Louis Wierenga on Estonia’s radical right, pt. 2

Far-right Networking – an interview with Louis Wierenga on Estonia’s radical right, pt 1

In light of the upcoming elections in Estonia on March 3rd, the controversy surrounding the adoption of the UN Global Compact and EKRE pulling ahead as 3rd strongest political force, the question of the Estonian far-right’s popularity remains somehow unanswered. … Continue reading Far-right Networking – an interview with Louis Wierenga on Estonia’s radical right, pt 1