Critical Times

The advent of the Biden Administration presaged many changes in US foreign policy.  (More…)

Abortion is legal in Austria within the first three months of pregnancy, after consultation with a doctor. And every year, around 30,000 abortions are performed in the country. Women of colour make up for more than a third of those who undergo an abortion, and nearly half of them are foreign-born. Why is this? (More…)

Cellebrite, an Israeli digital intelligence company known for making software tools used to extract data from smartphones, has announced it will halt sales to Russian and Belarus state security services. (More…)

By 4 May, Vox could enter Madrid’s regional government. The party, whose rhetoric is racist, chauvinist, and Eurosceptic, has been gaining ground in Spain since 2018. (More…)

My first visit to the Africa Museum in Belgium was accidental. Moving the family from London,  I was looking for a new school and nearby home. (More…)

Somehow Piers Morgan became the big story of last week.  This wasn’t a natural outcome. (More…)

Summer 2020 arrived late. Or at least that’s the way we felt. We’d been stuck in Torino because of COVID since the end of February.  (More…)

A white man stepped foot onto the shores of a remote beautiful island in the South Pacific. His name was John Frum. (More…)

Today, the view among most members of the liberal Russian opposition, as well as in the West, is that any mistakes Alexey Navalny might have made in the past should be overlooked in the name of his fight against President Vladimir Putin’s political system. (More…)

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