Regions / Slovakia
As America braces itself for the landfall of Hurricane Trump, it’s instructive to look at Europe's populist leaders for they hold clues to our future.
The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are not knuckling under to pressure from Russia. They're trying to avoid a new cold war.
Yes, the far right performed well in Europe's elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.
Though discrimination is decreasing, Slovakia is unlikely to elect a Roma president any time soon!
Europe will never fully democratize until the Roma enjoy the same rights, privileges, and opportunities as their European brethren.
The new NGOs are designed to both provide direct service and to put pressure on the increasingly authoritarian Slovakian government.
We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.
As is the case with most divorces, the "children" -- Czechs and Slovaks -- were not consulted.
Central Europe has become an Apartheid region where Roma and non-Roma inhabit increasingly separate and decidedly unequal worlds.
Czechoslovakia, though it no longer exists, remains a symbol of courageous resistance and sensible conflict resolution