Sen News Bites: 2 March – 9 March 2015

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The Carnegie Moscow Center (03/03/2015) presents the thoughts of two Carnegie scholars and Russia specialists on the implications of the Nemtsov assassination for the Russian opposition movement, analysing the increasing polarization of the Russia–Europe relationship.

 

The Economist (07/03/2015) reflects on the extent of the domestic repression being perpetrated by the Russian government, and the insidious spread of decentralised violence as a natural consequence of politics as practised in Putin’s Russia.

 

The Huffington Post (08/03/2015) provides an interesting analysis of the failure of nationalist politics in Romania, in contrast to other European countries (such as Hungary, Greece, or Bulgaria) where the economic downturn appeared to favour right-nationalist parties.

 

The Washington Post (08/03/2015)  analyses the retreat of political openness in Chinese civil society before the advance of nationalism and intolerance, as the state appears determined to reassert a centralised ideological control.

 

Al Jazeera (09/03/2015) reflects on the parallel growing threats of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Europe and globally, highlighting common underlying elements between the two.

 

News compiled by Sabella Festa Campanile

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About Sabella 21 Articles
I was born in Rome and I am now living in London where I have specialised in International Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Since 2009 I have been working for Stringer Asia - a monthly newspaper relating to the Indian Subcontinent and the surrounding areas. Recently I I have joined the SEN Journal - Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism - as a member of the web team. I produce critical analyses on current issues concerning nationalism and ethnicity.

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