'Neither free, nor fair'. For the observers sent to the Belarus elections by the organisation for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on 19 March, Alexander Lukashenko's victory is as comfortable as it is suspicious
The political change at the root of the mass demonstrations in Georgia or the Ukraine gave confidence to the social movements, but it also put governments that feel ‘threatened’ by them on the alert. Will the revolutionary rainbow finish in Kiev or Belarus?
Journalist and Human Rights defender in and around Chechnya, the assistant director of the NGO the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society (RCFS) talks openly about the reduction of liberties in the Russian Federation, and the EU attitude of the conflict.
The abrupt departure of Ariel Sharon from the political scene brings about a new era in Israel riddled with questions: Palestine, Syria and Iran. First round: 28 March, the date of the parliamentary elections.