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June 28, 2019
Disinformation. Propaganda. Fake news. In the United States, these terms came into the public consciousness during and immediately after the 2016 presidential election and were used to describe the Russian government’s attempt to influence the election result. As U.S. government and media... Read More
May 23, 2019
I first became interested in politics and social change during high school. While most of my peers had no interest in such topics, I was reading about political affairs and watching political TV shows. I got involved in non-governmental organization work as an activist, but I eventually realized... Read More
May 20, 2019
North Macedonia is persistently plagued with the problem of corruption. The country scored 37/100 on the 2018 Corruption Perception Index, and is continuously ranked as a highly-corrupted country. Weak, incompetent and politicized institutions... Read More
May 15, 2019
After Slovak media reported on February 26, 2018, that the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kušnírová might be connected to top government officials... Read More
April 23, 2019
On March 30, 2019, Slovakia elected Zuzana Čaputová to be its new president, the first woman to hold the office. Čaputová, vice president of liberal centrist... Read More
March 13, 2019
On March 13, 2019 the European Parliament (EP) adopted a report on EU strategic communication and propaganda from third countries, drafted on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Committee by MEP Anna Fotyga (ECR/... Read More
March 06, 2019
If you had asked me a few years ago about my future in politics, I would have told you I had no such future. In my mind, politics was the business of other people. I considered myself apolitical. Fast forward a few years, now I see that there is no such thing as an apolitical person. Today, at 25... Read More
February 05, 2019
On January 11, the Macedonian Parliament adopted constitutional amendments to add “North” to the country’s name. As part of the Prespa Agreement reached with Greece, ... Read More
January 22, 2019
A December of discontent along the Danube continues into the new year. In both Belgrade and Budapest... Read More
December 21, 2018
When Americans discuss the Western Balkans, images from the conflicts of the 1990s that traversed Western media broadcasts are often the first things that come to mind. But for many, the story stops there. Folks in the West knew about these conflicts, with thousands upon thousands of casualties,... Read More

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