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U.K. General Election 2017: Historic, But Historically Uncompetitive

“Not another one!” exclaimed Brenda from Bristol. Captured in a viral video, this reaction was in response to the snap election that Prime Minister Theresa May has recently called, just two years after the last general election in 2015. Given the aftermath of…

Macron: We Dodged a Bullet, Now Let’s Prevent Future Shots

The world took a sigh of relief as a young new leader emerged from the 2017 French presidential election: Emmanuel Macron. It is important to note that, although the independent candidate passed by 66.1% vs 33.9%, this is still in no…

Understanding South Korea’s Presidential Elections

On May 9th, South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in, a liberal candidate, to succeed Park Geun-hye’s conservative government. This election was a significant turn away from what could have threatened South Korean democracy once again. For half a century now, South Koreans…

The Colonial Roots of Zuma’s Presidency

The reputation of South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, has gone steadily downhill since the country began “flirting with recession” in 2016. The extent to which Zuma is responsible for South Africa’s current economic “junk status,” however, is widely debated –…

Another Page in Russia and LGBTQ Rights: The Chechnya Story

Accusations of human rights abuses are nothing new to Russia and most recently, the situation has reached an alarming climax as the Chechnya region in Russia has come under fire for a multitude of reported abuses and persecution of the LGBTQ…

Venezuela’s Current Situation: Breaking Point in the Crisis

Venezuela recently reached a breaking point in its crisis, with the fall in influence of Nicolás Maduro’s government and the collapse of Chavismo. The country has experienced since 2013 with the continuation of Chavez’s leftist populist ideology, called Chavismo, under…