Europe

Japan Needs a Hate Speech Law

December 18, 2014 by Erik Bleich
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Even though the Japanese Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling against a group of Zaitokukai activists who were inciting racial hatred, when compared to most other liberal democracies, Japan lacks a well-established law that can be used to punish aggressive racist speech targeting vulnerable members of society. Japan needs a new law now.

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Beyond Ukraine: A Panel Discussion

December 8, 2014 by Forum Staff
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What does the conflict in Ukraine mean for Eastern European regional politics and for U.S.-Russia relations? A panel of experts convened at The Fletcher School to provide perspectives from Ukraine, the U.S., and the Russian opposition.

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We Don’t Need the West: Misled by State Media, Russians Cheer on Sanctions

October 28, 2014 by Kristen Blyth
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Since annexing the Crimean peninsula in March, Russia’s international standing and economic situation have taken a turn for the worse. Amid these struggles, you might expect Russians to question their regime’s current course of action.

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An Interview with Ambassador Martin Dahinden

October 1, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Ambassador Martin Dahinden is currently the designated Swiss Ambassador to the United States and served as the Director-General at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation since 2008. Previously, he headed the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affair’s Directorate of Corporate Management, after having worked as Director of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining […]

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