Climate Сhange Issues and Green Energy Solutions in Russia – Nikolay Artemenko

What could we do to make the Earth cleaner, healthier and nicer for everyone? The first and the most important thing is to change our attitude to the relationship between us and our planet. How can we use natural resources…

Internal and External issues of the Crisis in Ukraine – Julia Rudenko

One year has passed since Ukrainians, undertaking considerable losses, got rid of the regime of Victor Yanukovych. New opportunities came as a result – so why has the government not implemented them so far? One can sum up some results…

Witch Hunt: how to survive in Putin’s Russia – Ksenia Vakhrusheva

A successful dictator needs two things to hold his power in bad economic conditions. The first – an external enemy, and the second – an internal enemy. The Soviet Union left a good base for Putin to re-create those enemies.…

Lima calls for climate action – will Paris listen? – Tone Bjørndal

After the negotiations at COP 20 in Lima over-ran by two days, the Parties finally reached an agreement, which is called «Lima Call for Climate Action». It outlines the main aspects of a new global deal, and has received mixed…

Legalizing Prostitution and the Case for Sex-Workers Rights – Kjersti Møller

On the 2nd of June 2015 it will be 40 years since about 100 sex workers occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France to protest against their exploited working conditions. Since then, society has changed a lot, but the rights of…

The sky is falling (only if we don’t destroy it first)! – Junior Sikabwe

According to the UN Weather Agency, 2014 was described as the hottest on record. Fourteen of the fifteen warmest years have all occurred in the 21st century. This is consistent with what can be expected from climate change. And yet,…

Jack’s Café – An Immigration Problem in Lebanon – Ahmad Al Rachwani

“I am More Lebanese than half of you guys!” He used to say it smiling. Jamal, or Jack as he liked us to call him, is a Turkish immigrant from a Lebanese mother and a Lebanese wife. He spent all…