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To be Gay is to be a Person: Why Real Orthodoxy Liberates – a Romanian Case Study

Like many other Eastern European countries, Romania draws on its Orthodoxy to communicate its ideas about gender and sexuality, and these are typically conservative in nature. Yet Eastern Orthodoxy has also invited alternative philosophical approaches to being a human person – approaches which liberate rather than become entangled with nationalist…

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China is Using the Balkans as a Testing Ground to Expand its Nuclear Industry

China is using the Balkans as a testing ground to expand its nuclear industry. Its pursuits in Romania highlight its rush to become a global player. With the current U.S. administration proving unwilling to assume leadership on climate change, the burden of responsibility on climate progress in the next four years will mostly fall upon…

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Bucharest Deconstructed : A Series of Diptychs

 Bucharest Deconstructed: A series of Diptychs, by Marylise Vigneau/Anzenberger Bucharest seems to lie on some fault lines, in a fluidity both spatial and temporal, suspended between an unprocessed past and an uncertain future on the edge lands of Europe. Twenty-six years after the violent fall of Ceaușescu, deconstruction is manifest, the outcome…

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Romania’s Justice Minister Resigns as Mass Protests Persist, Any Other Questions?

Florin Iordache, Romania’s Minister of Justice and a member of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) has resigned following more than a week of massive street protests against an emergency decree that would have decriminalized a range of corruption offenses. The government ultimately repealed the contentious ordinance on Sunday, which…

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“Brancusi is Mine”: Modernist Sculptor as National Hero in Romania

The Romanian government has launched a new crowdfunding campaign so the public can pitch in to purchase a sculpture by the country’s most famous artist. But critics say the artist’s memory is being manipulated by state authorities to promote a nationalist agenda that stretches back to the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. …

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Steaua Bucharest and Romanian Club Football’s Perpetual Crisis

Corruption, disputes with the government, and crime are currently plaguing the highest levels of Romanian club football, including its biggest team. Somehow, things could not have gone much better for George Becali – but they also could not have gone much worse. The businessman, politician and one of the most important…

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