Benjamin Cunningham

Benjamin Cunningham

Benjamin Cunningham is a writer, journalist and PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona. He was formerly editor-in-chief of The Prague Post, a senior editor with The Slovak Spectator and a Prague-based correspondent for The Economist. His book “The Liar” will be published by Public Affairs in 2022. 


List of author's articles

I miss them already. 1. Jun 2022, at 13:17
Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine singing Stefania perform during the first semi final at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Eurovision says quite a lot about how Europeans feel about one another. 13. May 2022, at 14:44
Some Slovak carmakers, including Nitra-based Jaguar Land Rover, were forced to suspend production.
Russia’s immoral invasion of Ukraine is pushing many economic forecasts downward. 13. Apr 2022, at 12:00
Social media feels like a particularly bad way to understand something as complex as war. 30. Mar 2022, at 7:05
Russian President Vladimir Putin stands while waiting for Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko prior to their talks in Moscow, on March 11, 2022.
When I consider what dinner conversations over Christmas carp later this year might look like, I feel sick. 18. Mar 2022, at 14:30
Defence Minister Jaroslav Naď and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed the US-Slovak Defence Cooparetion Agreement in Washington on February 3.
Which signatory to the U.S.-Slovak Defense Cooperation Agreement is more likely to need help defending itself? 10. Feb 2022, at 19:11
EC President Ursula von der Leyen speaking at the 2021 World Economic Forum in Davos, taking place online.
With a little luck, even the caviar companies will survive. 16. Jan 2022, at 10:37
Viktor Orbán (right) and Andrej Babiš during the latter's campaign rally in Ústí nad Labem in early October 2021.
Positive trends don’t make headlines because the people who talk most publicly about these issues would need to admit their earlier theories were wrong. 2. Jan 2022, at 10:05
We all now have ample evidence that infections anywhere can impact people everywhere. 30. Nov 2021, at 8:40
Health Minister Vladimir Lengvarsky
Low expectations excuse the Slovak government’s total lack of preparedness for this latest, completely predictable Covid wave. 16. Nov 2021, at 10:21
Let's hope it does not take half a century to fix Facebook's mess. 3. Nov 2021, at 15:34
Emissions quotas are a good deal - for some.
It is costly not to do away with fossil fuels. 14. Oct 2021, at 7:27
Instagram almost certainly accelerates what is already a global public health crisis. 7. Oct 2021, at 7:00
Several countries no longer rely on positive motivation to get vaccinated against Covid. 23. Sep 2021, at 12:05
Conditions for wearing respirators and face masks are changing, too.
Covid has only further exposed the divide between Europe’s north and west and its south and east. 7. Sep 2021, at 17:50
Restaurants, shopping malls, even neighborhoods, cities and whole countries would seemingly have similar motivations for action. 31. Aug 2021, at 8:37
Massive storms affected the whole of the Southern Moravia region, in the south-east of the Czech Republic. The area along the border with Slovakia was the hardest hit.
In the face of a global pandemic over the past 18 months, individual countries largely responded with their own sets of rules. 17. Aug 2021, at 10:19
We can spend a few minutes less each day on our phones and a few more brushing our teeth. 4. Aug 2021, at 9:56
Bratislava
You can’t fix the problem if you don’t know what the problem is. 29. Jul 2021, at 16:21
A group of 13 business organisations and chambers of commerce put together 20 recommendations for politicians in Slovakia in mid-November
If only democracies included some institution capable of regulating finance in a way that benefits most people. 19. Jul 2021, at 8:19
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