A decade after the start of the popular revolts that swept the whole Arab region, a book by Harvard scholar Noah Feldman returns on the question of its widespread failure, challenging our views on why that happened. Our review.
- Church and State have always been intertwined in Russia: under Tsarism God was inextricably linked to the Tsar. However recently all this has begun to change. Last year many Orthodox supporters took part in the pro democracy protests in Moscow: religious opposition to Putin is growing, there can be no doubt of that, but what this means for a government that is so intimately intertwined with the Russian Orthodox church is unclear.
- Over two months after the explosion that devastated the port of Beirut, the country is at a crossroads: a drastic change in the institutional paradigm seems to be the only alternative to implosion.
- Well before the Black Lives Matter protests shook up the West throguhout 2020, the Geneva Museum of Etnography had embarked on a fully-fledged rethinking of its own mission, and collections. Here’s how.
- “Ethnography has had its day: it is high time Europeans hand over looted objects”, says the director of the Dakar Museum of Black Civilizations. But other African artists and cultural players have more than a doubt.
- At a time when colonial history and its legacy is becoming an object of controversial debate worldwide, ethnography museums can rethink their mission, and play a key educational role
- An interview with PM Mohammed Shtayyeh on the day of the signing of the “Abraham Accords” between Israel and the two Gulf countries
- Narendra Modi’s recent anti-Muslim moves are only the latest, explicit signs of an alarming trend. Yet India’s democracy is endowed with meaningful antibodies
- From Khodorkovsky to Navalny, the invisible hand behind an endless series of political aggressions
- After the mid-August coup, the military must set a new course for the country. A number of players, within and outside, are trying to influence it.