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…

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…

“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…

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…

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 Russian Constitutional Court’s review of the Chechen-Ingush Land Swap

By: Jared Lang On November 27th, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation began to review the controversial land transfer deal between the Russian republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya. The deal itself is much-debated, but the fact that the federal Constitutional Court is weighing in on the issue almost overshadows the deal itself in importance….

Is Brexit Going to do More Harm than Good?

By: Ilana Friedman Britain is in the process of exiting the European Union (EU) through Brexit. Brexit has been a long debate for five years now. As the date gets closer for the exit, people are getting nervous about what the future holds for the United Kingdom’s economy. In 2013, Prime Minister David Cameron said he…

Small Terrorist Attack in France Adds to Big Debate

By: Julie Schneiberg On Friday, March 23th, tragedy struck in Trèbes, France, a small town that lies roughly 60 miles southeast of Toulouse. Islamic extremist Radouane Lakdim, a French-Moroccan of dual citizenship, first hijacked a car where he shot and wounded the driver and killed a passenger. He then proceeded to leave the car in…

German Government Moves To Reduce Pollution, But Is It Enough?

By: Emily Janicik As the global economy continues to industrialize, pollution continues to increase as a result. Many governments have felt pressure to counteract this, particularly in regards to air pollution, with some enacting stricter environmental regulations. In Europe, the European Union has taken steps limit the amount of air pollution by putting caps on…

Italian Elections 101. And Why You Should Care.

By: Nick O’Connell Italians head to the polls on March 4. They will be voting for a new Parliament: 630 congressmen and 315 senators. Why is this election important? What at first glance might seem to be just another general election will likely have a significant impact on the future of the European Union and…