Alison Smale

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The Information Wars panel at the Athens Democracy Forum. Orit Farkash-Hacohen, Israeli minister for strategic affairs, is on the screen with, from left, Liz Alderman, the moderator; Dan Shefet, a lawyer at the Paris Court of Appeal; and Wietse Van Ransbeeck, co-founder and chief executive of CitizenLab. Credit Studio Panoulis

Following are excerpts from a selection of panel discussions at the annual Athens Democracy Forum on global policy, held in association with The New York Times earlier this month. The panel descriptions are from the forum’s program. All the material has been edited and condensed.

Democracy in a Time of Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic and protests against racial inequality have tested leadership models around the world, and have brought unexpected changes. But it is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that democracy has collided with a crisis. This discussion examined historical precedents as well as how various political models have gained or lost legitimacy in the face of cataclysmic challenges.…  Seguir leyendo »

Residents of Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine, used plastic sheeting to cover broken windows on Wednesday after a round of shelling damaged the home. Credit Gleb Garanich/Reuters

His country’s oil export revenues and currency have slumped. Its economy is shrinking, and some of his own allies in Moscow have questioned where he is leading them. Yet when President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia sat down Wednesday in the Belarussian capital of Minsk with the leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, he still held the decisive cards.

For months now, Europe’s often fractious leaders have spoken with one voice on Ukraine, ruling out a military solution and pleading with all parties to find a way to resolve the dispute diplomatically. But in Minsk, they confronted the reality that Mr.…  Seguir leyendo »

Los ingresos por la exportación de petróleo y la moneda de su país han caído en picada. Su economía se está encogiendo y algunos de sus propios aliados en Moscú se preguntan adónde los está llevando. Sin embargo, cuando el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin se reunió el miércoles en Minsk, la capital de Bielorrusia, con los dirigentes de Ucrania, Alemania y Francia para discutir el conflicto del este de Ucrania, él tenía los ases en la mano.

Desde hace meses, los líderes de Europa, generalmente divididos, hablan con una sola voz acerca de Ucrania, descartando la solución militar y abogando ante todas las partes involucradas para que resuelvan la disputa por la vía diplomática.…  Seguir leyendo »