Following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Germany ambitiously vowed to shut down all its nuclear capacity in favor of renewable energy sources. Germany has been expanding its renewable capacity for years. In 2000, Germany produced 4% of its energy through renewable energy sources. In 2013, renewables accounted for 23% of total energy production. This increase […]

Recent attempts by the Kremlin to smear its political antagonists and critics mark a return to a pre-perestroika use of the judicial system. The Khodorkovsky, Magnitsky and Navalny court case decisions resemble the telefonnoye pravo or ‘telephone justice’ of the Soviet Union, an expression that references the custom of political leaders calling judges in order […]

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