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When One Religious Extremism Unmasks Another

Johan van der Walt The resort to states of emergency in response to Islamic extremism reveals Europe’s own Ordo-Liberal extremism. Philosopher and legal theorist Professor Johan van der Walt argues that this form of governance, based on fundamentalist market moralism,…

Sascha Engel on "Germany", Asset Class Contagion, and Contagious Stability"

Sascha Engel on “Germany”, Asset Class Contagion, and Contagious Stability”

This paper reverses the order in which the Eurozone crisis is usually examined. Rather than a crisis of sovereign debt, caused by profligate peripheral governments and rectified by virtuous thrifty Germans, Latvians and Finns, I argue that the origin of…

A Migrant’s Story

Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Tallis for Reporter Magazine I am a foreigner. A migrant. I live and work in Prague, the city that has become my adopted home. No one forced me to come here, nor even invited me – I decided to come here myself….

Russia and the World 2015: IMEMO Forecast

Russia and the World 2015: IMEMO Forecast

In the final issue of our predecessor journal (Perspectives: Review of International Affairs – 02/2014), we published an abridged version of the Russian think tank IMEMO’s annual ‘Russia and the World’ forecast. This was the first time that any version…

Nanovo: From the Cosy Dens of Another Time

‘Who could possibly want such things?”    Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Tallis’ latest piece for Torn Curtain looks at communist era domestic design and the politics of material memory in the Czech Republic. Focusing on the Nanovo furniture company, which rescues and restores…

A Symposium on the Crisis in Ukraine

It’s been well over a year since Russia annexed Crimea, and the cease-fire agreed at Minsk for the fate of war-torn Eastern Ukraine from February 2015 is in tatters. With the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day having just…

Capitalisms in Central Europe: Local Solutions to Local Problems?

Capitalisms in Central Europe: Local Solutions to Local Problems? A recent book highlights the role of the state in creating the different varieties of capitalism that can be seen in the region. Even if the majority of the world population…

Time to CEE New Perspectives

Time to CEE New Perspectives

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is among the most fascinating, diverse and complex regions in the world. It is also one of the most misunderstood and often overlooked. We seek to change that by enhancing understanding of and engagement with CEE,…