Brexit: The Future of the Irish Border

By Ryan Thiele In a public debate that has engulfed the careers of two Prime Ministers, split parties and the public, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the United Kingdom’s parliament voted to put off Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s newly negotiated deal with the Union until the Brexit withdrawal is delayed and given a new…

Backgrounder: Ukraine

By Julie Schneiberg Even if you only loosely follow politics, it is likely that you have heard a lot about Ukraine in the past few weeks. Ukraine, a former member of the Soviet Union, is located between Europe and Russia and has a complicated relationship with both of their borders. “It’s a cliché to say…

For the Many, Not the Few: Labour’s Plan to Democratize the Workplace

By Daniel Zaydman In recent months, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the United Kingdom (UK) Labour Party, and his Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, have unveiled a slew of new economic plans designed to drastically restructure the United Kingdom’s economy and close its soaring wealth gap. One of the most important plans, inclusive…

The Race to Becoming Artificially Intelligent

By Sourish Kundu We are well in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, which consists of the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Countries across the world are developing AI in hopes of bettering the lives of their citizens and expanding their role on the international stage. While President Trump’s campaign slogans claimed he would…

“Winning” Parties in the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections

By Xinyuan Yang The European Parliamentary election has typically been considered as a “second-order” national election. With issues like Brexit, the rise of populism, and the immigration crisis roiling the bloc, however, the European Parliamentary election this year had the highest voter turnout of the past two decades. The result of this year’s elections shows…

The Hijacking of Polish National Courts

By: Ryan Thiele Since the Law and Justice (PiS) party took the reigns of the Polish government in 2015, the party has been on a crusade to remove “communist influence” from the country by taking over the courts. Led by President Andrzej Duda and Party Chairman Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party has used its majority to…

Notre Dame Cathedral Scarred by Fire

By: Meredith Antell Paris residents watched as the Notre Dame cathedral, the symbol of beauty and history of Paris, was damaged by a dramatic fire last Monday evening. Completed in the 13th century, the cathedral has served as a landmark for Paris, attracting around 13 million people each year — nearly double the visitors of…

The Ukrainian Election: TV Star Turned Presidential Frontrunner

By: Daniel Zaydman On March 31, over eighteen million Ukrainians went to the polls for the first time since the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution. Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who plays the Ukrainian President on the wildly-popular satirical television series Servant of the People, came out in first place with over 30 percent of the popular vote in…

God Remain the Queen

By: Michael Sauer David Cameron was cornered. The brash, anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) was exploiting Europe’s migrant crisis for the political windfall, chiseling into the Conservative majority in the House of Commons. UKIP wanted out of the European Union and promised to upset the nation’s political fabric at great cost to accomplish that…

The Gulf Crisis Taints 2022 World Cup Tournament in Qatar

By: Mollie Crook Over a decade ago, it was announced that Qatar would host the 2022 World Cup. This was a decision engulfed in controversy from the very beginning, when it was rumored that the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team ran a secret campaign in 2010 in an attempt to sabotage competing countries’ bids to…