Articles by: Thomas Lahey

Germans will go to the polls Sunday.

Germans Vote on Sunday- Here’s What You Need to Know

In a year where the political landscape in the United Kingdom, United States, and the continent have shifted dramatically, one country has stood firm with remarkable fortitude: Germany. Germans have had to endure a lot of hardship in the past couple of years. The Eurozone crisis saw the German government take the lead and contribute billions of euros to an EU […]

by · 18th September 2017 · Blog
Demontrators from pro-EU group Open Britain protest outside of the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 29, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May will formally launch Brexit today after signing the letter to begin the country's departure from the European Union. AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

EU Nationals in the UK Face the Same Dilemma as DREAMERs

If you’re an EU citizen living and working in the UK right now, you probably have a lot of questions regarding your future status in your host country. You’re unsure about your access to healthcare, about your ability to work, and worst of all, whether you’ll be deported back to your country of origin. Cue the DREAMERs. The political and legal […]

by · 7th September 2017 · Blog
U.S. Soldiers depart Forward Operating Base Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010, to conduct a patrol. The Soldiers are from 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay, U.S. Army/Released)

The US is Out of Ideas in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been a policy dilemma for 16 years now and it seems that US strategy is unable to reach the level of creativity or nuance necessary to inflict lasting damage on the Taliban and ISIL in the country. Last night, President Trump announced an increase in the troop-presence in Afghanistan without referencing a specific number, though several generals have […]

by · 22nd August 2017 · Blog
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, greets European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, as he arrives at 10 Downing Street on April 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Europe’s View of the General Election

It should come as no surprise that European leaders, from the national level to Brussels, were paying very close attention to the general election in the UK last Thursday. The likes of Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Paolo Gentiloni, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk were of course very interested in how Theresa May fared in a self-imposed referendum on how her […]

by · 24th June 2017 · Blog
Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as the new President of France on Sunday, as Europe prepares for a new Franco-German partnership to strengthen the Union. With Berlin as the new President’s first destination as head of state, Macron’s intentions are clear: get support from Europe’s most powerful leader for Union-wide reforms on areas such as labour reforms, unemployment insurance and bond […]

by · 15th May 2017 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
The Rise of Trump Forced Me Out of the Republican Party

The Rise of Trump Forced Me Out of the Republican Party

Let me preface this article by explaining that my departure from the Republican Party began before Donald Trump was the nominee for President. A lifelong Republican who’s held internships and volunteer positions on over a dozen campaigns from borough council to Presidential races, I’ve had close ties with the party for many, many years. An intern for the Mitt Romney […]

by · 21st April 2017 · Blog
President Trump greets a crowd in Orlando, Florida.

What Defines a Populist Movement?

Populism is difficult to define because those who cloak themselves in its meaning and those who oppose it often invent their own definitions that suit their own causes. William Jennings Bryan, a Democratic nominee for President several times at the turn of the 20th century, claimed to be a populist because he wanted the US Government to peg the dollar […]

by · 15th March 2017 · US Politics, Blog
President Donald Trump gestures towards the crowd as he delivers his inauguration speech.

President Donald Trump- What We Learned from his Inauguration and What to Expect

It’s officially official. Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. Many never, ever, would have predicted such a headline one year ago, but the day has come. Obviously, it goes without saying that Donald Trump divides opinions. He’s one of those people that one either loves or hates. Mr Trump’s supporters are passionately behind him and generally believe […]

by · 23rd January 2017 · Blog
President Barack Obama addresses a crowd during his farewell address on 11 Feb 2017.

If Only There was a List of all of Obama’s Achievements…

This article was originally published in The Huffington Post by the author. No president is perfect. Every president has issues that he must contend with that are serious and define his legacy. Clinton had the economy, Bush had 9/11 and the War on Terror, and the Great Recession. President Obama inherited the War on Terror, the worst recession since the […]

by · 18th January 2017 · Blog
Save Your Moral Outrage: What’s Happening in Aleppo is the West’s Failure

Save Your Moral Outrage: What’s Happening in Aleppo is the West’s Failure

This article originally featured on the Huffington Post by the same author.   Social media is overwhelmed with images and videos of terrified, fleeing Syrians who are desperately trying to escape the wrath of Assad’s murderous army as it completes the take over of Aleppo. CNN International ran several videos posted on Periscope and Facebook of people recording what they […]

by · 14th December 2016 · Blog