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In Leviathan, a World Governed by Unwritten Rules

February 23, 2015 | by Goran Buldioski

Critics see the Oscar-nominated film as a cautionary tale of corruption, but the forces depicted in Leviathan are far more insidious.

In Hundreds of Photos and Videos, Maidan’s Atrocities Take Shape

February 20, 2015 | by Roman Romanov

A trove of evidence has emerged detailing the crimes committed against Ukraine’s protesters one year ago. Now the International Criminal Court must act.

Grantee Spotlight

Ukraine’s Grassroots Movement of Job Finders

February 20, 2015 | by Iryna Koval

When the HR department of a Kyiv company was fired for protesting, they joined the movement full-time and started doing what they do best: finding people jobs.

Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out.

February 19, 2015 | by Eric King

A landmark court ruling will allow citizens to search for their personal information in the files of Britain’s intelligence agency.

When Roma Children Get a Better Education, Society Benefits

February 18, 2015 | by Iliana Sarafian

A new report confirms that education is a critical area of intervention for Roma children in Croatia, yet finds glaring gaps in its provision.

How “Emotional Intelligence” Can Enhance EU Democracy

February 17, 2015 | by Heather Grabbe

The EU needs to restore its democratic legitimacy by responding to public apathy and anger with emotional intelligence, and to offer solutions that feel relevant to people outside the Brussels bubble.

Grantee Spotlight

Why Saudi Arabia Is on the Defensive

February 13, 2015 | by Stephen Hubbell, Madawi al-Rasheed

Threatened by hostile neighbors and collapsing oil prices, the infamously oppressive kingdom is struggling to maintain its regional dominance.

Mass Deaths in Crimea as Russia Bans Methadone

February 12, 2015 | by Igor Kuzmenko

The annexation of Crimea upended many lives—particularly those whose life-saving treatments for drug dependence were abruptly taken away.

Will the Syriza Party Solve Greece’s Health Care Crisis?

February 12, 2015 | by Yannis Natsis

After years of rampant unemployment, nearly one in five Greeks lacks health insurance. Now, access to medicines must be a priority for the new government.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 | by Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

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