Category Archives: Civil Society

Russia flexing its muscles in Central America


Russia is rekindling its once-strong ties to Nicaragua, possibly including providing the Central American nation with jet fighters, stoking unease as far away as the Andes in South America, reports… Read more »

Letting Iran off hook on human rights? Hardliners gear up for battle


When Hassan Rouhani won Iran’s presidency in 2013, Washington’s human rights caucus looked on expectantly, notes Suzanne Nossel, executive director of the Pen American Center and a former deputy assistant… Read more »

Balkans are Europe’s soft underbelly?


Controlled crisis would give Russia bargaining tools and distract from Ukraine, says Ivan Krastev. Could the Balkans be the next playground for Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and his politics of destabilisation? he… Read more »