Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christion Social Union (CSU) in Munich, Germany, on May 27, 2017, MATTHIAS BALK/AFP/Getty Images

Angela Merkel is no liberal

By Vikram Chaudhuri With the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, many liberal pundits found themselves in shock as a man who blatantly disregarded our constitutional norms and questioned America’s…

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A Greek woman holds a flag in front of the Greek parliament during a protest, June 11, 2011, Athens, Greece.

Greece A Decade After the Recession: What Happened?

By Thomas Bell In 2001, Greece adopted the euro as it integrated itself into the European Union.  While the government accumulated substantial debt to pay for expensive social programs, further growth occurred throughout the first decade of…



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The Populist Epidemic and 2017 Elections

By Isabelle Sagraves In the past few years, political populism has been on the rise. Yet this is a difficult trend to quantify, since the term “populism” can represent a myriad of different policies and…



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Lampedusa: Europe’s Border Isle

By Jackie Olson An Italian island with a population just over 6,000, Lampedusa was once considered a secret vacation getaway for Europeans, receiving almost 50,000 tourists a year. Now, due to its proximity to the…



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The Election and Russian-American Relations

By Jackie Olson When America elected a new president on November 8th, we were not only choosing the next president, but also deciding a business deal, one that even state officials in Moscow would have…


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Russia on the Rise

By Javan Latson The world was shocked on Christmas of 1991, as the hammer and sickle was lowered for the last time in the Kremlin. After a series of relatively peaceful events throughout Eastern Europe…


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Brexit: What happens now?

By Bella Jones and Gabrielle Timm On June 23rd, Britain held a historic referendum to decide whether to remain in the European Union and 52% of the British public decided to leave the European Union…