Farsighted covers events in the EU’s near abroad, and we invite writers to submit pieces which offer updates and analysis of news and develop understanding of events which are often under-analysed in popular media. We aim for our writers to keep their pieces fact driven and aim to avoid general opinion pieces in favour of assessing developments in a measured fashion. We are building a team of members in the regions we cover as well as Western Europe, and our writers come from a range of backgrounds.
All analysis published on FS is based on the following principles:
Non-partisan: We are not biased in favour of one side or another, and our analysis focuses on facts. Sometimes analysis will call for judgements to be made; at this point, they are made on the basis of supporting evidence. We do not seek to attack one side or another but rather try to understand the reasoning behind their actions.
Rigorous in analysis: We avoid generalisations and support our statements with facts.
Fact driven and nuanced: We seek to understand the regions we cover and we avoid journalistic oversimplifications. We do not make sweeping statements without offering supporting causes, and we pick up on less-well known elements of front-page news.
FS is run by a team of young professionals and does not make any money, neither are we supported by any organisation. We believe that adding to the debate and allowing young or up-and-coming analysts an opportunity to showcase analytical writing ability and research is a worthy goal in itself and we hope to foster discussion of events in the regions we cover.