The Interrogation Room

Exclusive interviews and in-depth analysis

Before COVID-19, Prague was visited every year by millions of tourists looking for cheap beer and spectacular architecture. (More…)

Brexit is nowhere near being over. Regardless of whether a deal is concluded between the UK and EU, the process of disentangling the two will be felt for decades to come. Mostly, in the British Isles. (More…)

Turkic languages are spoken by an estimated 200 million people in countries and territories extending from Siberia, China, Central Asia to Turkey, the Middle East and the Balkans. (More…)

Brexit will turn out badly. Not just for the United Kingdom. That’s a given. But Ireland, too. Including the British-occupied north. (More…)

Why are all the artists minorities? It’s a problem typical to countries which built their wealth on the Global South. Eventually, the money stops flowing, and the locals follow you home. (More…)

Last year, as the UK approached its original March 31st Brexit deadline,  The Battleground interviewed British Green MEP Molly Scott Cato about defending democracy, fighting fascism and false narratives. (More…)

As far as band names go, Adrestia couldn’t be better. The goddess of revolt in Greek mythology, it’s astonishing no one used it until now. Leave it to a political punk group from Sweden, with a fondness for vintage death metal, to seize the day. (More…)

Alexis Poulin is an independent journalist and founder of  Le Monde Moderne, which covers French and EU politics, mainly on TV and radio. In December 2019, in a Tweet that has since been deleted, Poulin was singled out by a French police union (Syndicat indépendant des commissaires de police, SICP) as one of five anti-police campaigners, calling him “the hater”. (More…)

It ranks as high as class. Few issues have become as common to politics as migration. Whether it be the United States, the EU or Russia, we live in an era in which foreigners are as much a source of social anxiety as the poor. (More…)