Any conclusions about Polish Catholicism based on this summer’s cross controversy are likely to be as superficial as previous stereotypes about the country and its church.
Though perhaps not a sign of increasing secularization, the ruckus over the presidential cross in Warsaw did show a more widespread willingness to criticize the church.
A bizarre joint enterprise is the latest step in Russian officials’ intimate dance with the church.
Visitors to Prague are told tales of the Castle’s strange and mysterious past. Czechs don’t need to be told of the weird things that go on there now.
Ukraine is today facing a dangerous anti-democratic challenge – from the new president’s authoritarian turn on the one hand and from a new right-radical movement on the other. From openDemocracy.
Their school destroyed in the June pogroms, hundreds of Uzbek children in southern Kyrgyzstan will study in tents this fall.
Georgia’s new jury system largely borrows from the American model, but also contains some major differences. From EurasiaNet.