I am travelling back from a couple of days in and around Dublin, discussing an initiative on respectful political dialogue with politicians, academics and conflict resolution professionals. It was a privilege to spend time at Glencree, the centre for peace and reconciliation which was one of those places where so much was done in recent…

УмомРоссиюнепонять, Аршиномобщимнеизмерить. У нейособеннаястать, В Россиюможнотольковерить! Fyodor Tyutchev, Russian poet, 1803–1873 You will not grasp her with your mind Or cover with a common label, For Russia is one of a kind — Believe in her, if you are able… translated by Anatoly Liberman This well-known quatrain was written 150 years ago by Russian poet…