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A series of talks hosted by the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation in London, in association with Standpoint.

One week after Russia’s fraud-ridden local elections, Russian opposition parties have achieved an anomaly in that country’s politics by holding what appear to have been free and fair elections to the Coordination Council new decision-making body of the opposition movement.

This week, the Moscow City Court released Yakaterina Samutsevich, one of the convicted members of the anti-Putin punk collective Pussy Riot. Samutsevich was given a suspended sentence on appeal, while the two-year sentences of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alkhina were upheld.

The opposition party Georgia Dream has won a convincing victory in Georgia’s parliamentary elections.

What will it take for the Obama administration to realise that their treasured “Reset” is the foreign policy equivalent of Monty’s Python’s dead parrot? The insults and harassment heaped upon Michel McFaul, the American Ambassador to Russia, apparently aren’t enough.

As US Congress threatens to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority, its role as the Middle East’s political victim is reprised yet again

Just weeks ahead of Benedict XVI’s visit, the Birmingham Oratory is guilty of profound institutional cruelty in its treatment of three banished former members