News and Commentary
22 Jul 2014
Photo: Bulent Kilic, AFP/Getty Images
| By Agnese Macaluso
After Malaysian Airlines MH17’s passenger jet crashed last Thursday, allegedly hit by a Russian-supplied missile fired by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, EU foreign ministers convened today in Brussels to discuss the imposition of further sanctions on Russia. The response of the Netherlands, which lost 193 people in the incident, is expected to be crucial although the decisions by the UK, France and Germany will shape the final EU position.
21 Jul 2014
On Friday, 18 July Dr. Anja Mihr, head of Rule of Law at The Hague Institute participated in a conference and panel discussion exploring the history and role of mass prison camps (Gulags). The scientific conference in Schwerin, Germany marked the opening of the international exhibit, Gulags: Traces and Testimonies (1929-1956).
The exhibit is supported by the German Federal Commission for the Stasi Records.
18 Jul 2014
| By Gabriella Zoia
EU membership of the Western Balkan countries is inevitable. Question is when rather than if. That was one of the conclusions of the panel discussion on “Finishing the Job in the Balkans”, hosted by The Hague Institute for Global Justice on 16 July. Distinguished Fellow, Ambassador Nikola Dimitrov moderated the talk on the state of affairs in the Balkans from the perspectives of the United States, Europe, the Netherlands, and the region.
16 Jul 2014
The Hague Institute for Global Justice has been nominated by Prospect Magazine as a finalist for European Think Tank of the Year. Bestowed annually in London, the award celebrates activities and achievements by policy and research-focused organizations around the globe.
15 Jul 2014
| by Richard Ponzio
As a fallback “Plan B” but also to intensify pressure on ensuring all ballots are now properly vetted, the Afghan Government and international community should consider organizing another runoff between Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani, according to Dr. Richard Ponzio, head of the Global Governance Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. Do it before the snow hits the Hindu Kush and have it co-supervised by the United Nations. Only then will an emerging democratic Afghanistan have a decent chance of succeeding.