France Against Itself
Talking to ordinary people in the South of France before the presidential election, I often felt like I was listening to a French version of the Brexit and Trump campaigns, with many of the same fears about foreigners and globalization eroding the livelihoods of citizens.
April 24, 2017
Balkan Poison, Revisited
As human rights groups prepare for cases which might be brought when the war in Syria ends, the last few weeks have brought some stark results from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. As it happens, the recent verdicts in The Hague have coincided with a series of stunning new films about the wars made in the region.
April 6, 2016
Ukraine’s Stalled Rebellion
As Ukrainians go to the polls to elect a new president, the rebels in the east, who a few weeks ago were triumphantly wrenching their region away from Kiev, now seem to have stalled; but without much sign that the post-revolutionary government is recapturing its lost authority.
May 23, 2014