The EU Election Outcome: the Rise of Eastern-style Christian Democracy

The European election results seem messy. A colourful mosaic, with no clear pattern at first sight. But in all the disarray, Europe’s narrow Christian-democratic victory shows an outline, an ideological curtain dividing the continent into two halves.  Why did Christianity-inspired … Continue reading The EU Election Outcome: the Rise of Eastern-style Christian Democracy

A bridge to the Muslim world? Chechnya’s engagement with the Middle East in historical perspective

On 29 March 2019, Grozny hosted the last panels of the “Islam – Message of Mercy and Peace” conference, organised by the World Muslim League. The event brought in delegations and representatives from 43 countries, including theologians and dignitaries. At … Continue reading A bridge to the Muslim world? Chechnya’s engagement with the Middle East in historical perspective

Europe Votes: What’s Going On? Your Guide to Euro-Elections 2019, Part II

The EU elections are nearing. For some of you, the polls will open on Thursday (23 May), others have to wait until Sunday. But many of you probably share the same feeling: you’re lost. Continue reading “Europe Votes: What’s Going On? Your Guide to Euro-Elections 2019, Part II”