Society and Culture

The First Crisis for Pakistan’s New Government

One month into its term, Pakistan’s new government has experienced its first crisis.

It’s not about economics, even though many analysts had predicted that worsening balance of payments problems would constitute the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led administration’s first test. Nor does it have anything to do with foreign affairs, even as Pakistan’s relations with Washington and with its Indian and Afghan neighbors continue to struggle.

Instead, it revolves around a personnel decision.

Polish Controversies and Legislation on the Holocaust

This event is co-sposnored by the History and Public Policy Program.

A Preliminary Study of PRC Political Influence and Interference Activities in American Higher Education

U.S. colleges and universities create knowledge—and promote American well-being—through their exercise of academic freedom and openness. Openness demands that American universities admit the world’s best students, many of whom are Chinese. Academic freedom requires that all scholars in the United States respect principles of free inquiry and critical discourse, regardless of their countries of origin.

Fears of the Fourth Estate: Current Challenges for the Pakistani Press

In recent months—and particularly in the weeks leading up to Pakistan’s July election—journalists, activists, and analysts have expressed concerns about growing threats to the Pakistani press. This event will feature a discussion of the current media environment in Pakistan. It will include the launch of a new Committee to Protect Journalists report and accompanying documentary, which is entitled “Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, Journalists’ Fear and Censorship Grow Even as Fatal Violence Declines.” How has Pakistan’s media climate and its challenges evolved over the years?

U.S. Film Premier: Under One Sky

Exploring Moscow and Chicago through the lens of aspiring U.S. and Russian documentary filmmakers 
 
The Kennan Institute, in cooperation with Eurasia Foundation, invites you to the U.S. premier of the collaborative documentary Under One Sky. 
 

The Hidden, Self-Reliant Russia

BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV

When we see Russians debate hot public policy issues—right now a controversial pension reform and the arbitrary rule of security agencies—it is useful to remember one crucial statistic. The majority of those polled consistently respond that they are unable to influence any decisions the Russian state makes.

Human Rights - Brazil 2018 Understanding the Issues

Brazil is a party to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is committed to guaranteeing equality, dignity, and freedom for all people. Despite being a signatory, the domestic conditions for human rights are far from ideal in Brazil.

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