Post Tagged with: "Europe"

Angela Merkel delivers her election night victory remarks to supporters in Berlin.

Four More Years

As expected, really, Angela Merkel has been elected to a fourth term to serve as Chancellor following the federal election in Germany on Sunday. What was unexpected, however, was the significant drop in support for her CDU at the polls and the level of support (13% nationally) the Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) received at Ms Merkel’s detriment. Germany enters a period […]

by · 29th September 2017 · Blog
Colombian opposition led by former President Alvaro Uribe march to protest against President Juan Manuel Santos' government and denounce concessions they have made in peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC,  in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, April 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

When Governments Abdicate Their Responsibilty, Chaos Ensues

What is a referendum? A referendum is a single-issue vote by which the state delineates decision making on a controversial issue to the people. In the past year, we’ve seen two issues which have long divided nations come to a head at the ballot box, and the results have been a disaster. Last week, the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, […]

by · 5th October 2016 · Foreign Affairs, Blog
The Fate of the World Literally Lies in the Hands of One of Its Worst Leaders

The Fate of the World Literally Lies in the Hands of One of Its Worst Leaders

Think about it- Turkey has been in the news a lot lately and not for good reasons. Between the refugee crisis of the past year to the attack at Ataturk Airport to the failed coup d’etat of last month, it seems that the Turkish state is reaching a tipping point. Of course, let’s not forget the seemingly endless and destructive […]

by · 18th August 2016 · Foreign Affairs, Blog
Brexit vs. Bremain – 70 Days to Go: This week’s round up of the polls

Brexit vs. Bremain – 70 Days to Go: This week’s round up of the polls

Christopher Hanley; Director of Public Opinion & Polling and James F. Downes; Director of British & European Politics Key take away points: – Remain and Leave ‘neck and neck’ in the polls – Can we trust the polls? – The Campaign: ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave sides focusing on core ‘heartlands’ Brussels bombings have not boosted Brexit Brexit hardliners were quick to jump on the […]

by · 13th April 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
The Russian Bear and why our attempt to tame it will get the handler mauled

The Russian Bear and why our attempt to tame it will get the handler mauled

Theodore Grammaticus reminds us of the growing threat of Russia’s Vladimir Putin and what his actions may mean for Europe’s security. The British military has been in seemingly terminal decline for some 25 years, since the end of the Cold War. In terms of size, the British military is a shadow of its former self; there are fewer soldiers, fewer ships, […]

by · 30th April 2015 · Blog