The Battleground / 17 May 2019

Italy’s Democracy Crisis

The Anna Momigliano Interview

Few countries occupy as difficult a place in European news as Italy. Only reported on when there’s an economic crisis or a tabloid-style story about its flamboyant political leaders — read Silvio Berlusconi, or, Matteo Salvini — Italy screams out for more considered coverage.(...)

The Battleground / 10 May 2019

The God That Survived

Identity Politics in ex-Soviet Europe

Few areas of news coverage are as new to religion as it is to Europe. Particularly for journalists from the United States and the Middle East, where faith and politics are ineluctably intertwined.(...)

The Battleground / 24 Apr 2019

The Other Lands

The Maxim Edwards Interview, Part I

Maxim Edwards cuts a decidedly retro figure. Not for his ideas, or analyses, but his sense of geography.  For nearly a decade, Edwards has made the post-Soviet sphere his stomping grounds. (...)

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