April 12, 2012
by Megan McKee
JURIST Associate Editor Yuriy Vilner is a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013 and an LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the final entry of a four-part series on the realities ...[read more]
October 23, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
JURIST Guest Columnist Carlos Cisneros, Associate at Valencia del Toro Abogados, S.C., says that a recent abortion case heard by the Supreme Court of Mexico actually involves broader issues of treaty interpretation and states' rights, with implications for the growth of Mexican democracy...After ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Gerolf Hagens: "The trial against Geert Wilders has received worldwide attention, yet many outsiders are unaware of its underlying issues. From the start, the trial has raised a lot of questions and doubts, both from people who agree with the prosecution of Wilders, as well as from those opposed... ...[read more]
March 19, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Gary C. Gambill : "Last month, an extraordinarily popular uprising against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was interrupted by a turn of events that is not uncommon when aging autocrats outlive their capacity to protect deeply vested interests- a bloodless seizure of power by generals promising ...[read more]
March 11, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Patricia DeGennaro : "One Arab government after the other is falling- Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. Following their lead are Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain and perhaps even Iraq. The kings from Jordan and Saudi Arabia are handing out money to quell any rebellion. All of this is happening and the US are ...[read more]
March 7, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Professor Ilan Pappe : "The Middle East is producing good and hopeful news for the first time in many years. For quite a while, the only potential progress in the region has been a series of attempts to resolve the long-standing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians; but these junctures ...[read more]
March 3, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Dr. Jonathan Schanzer: "Across the Middle East, protest movements are taking hold. While each draws inspiration from the examples of Egypt and Tunisia, each country has a story of its own. In Iran, for example, the world may be witnessing a repeat of the demonstrations that rocked the ...[read more]
February 15, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Shafiq Jamoos: "The outbreak of the peaceful revolution of the Egyptian people was shocking- in every sense of the word- to many around the world. No one expected that Egypt, the "stable" country of the "wild" Middle East, would witness such an extensive revolution against the Egyptian government... ...[read more]
February 9, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Olga Khvostunova: "On the last days of December 2010 the guilty verdict in the second case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Russian oil tycoon, was announced at the Khamovnichesky Court in Moscow. For the second time the trial and the verdict raised questions not only of the state of country's ...[read more]
February 3, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
William M. LeoGrande: "President Obama's new regulations liberalizing travel to Cuba represent a key step forward in his policy of engagement. The new regulations eliminate the barriers to academic, educational, and cultural exchange imposed by President George W. Bush in 2003 and 2004. Those ...[read more]

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