Category: Europe

Fighting Populism with Populism

“Strong and Stable leadership.” The slogan of the British Conservative party’s campaign bears little resemblance to the reality after Theresa May’s gamble of calling a snap election failed to strengthen her party and engendered instability in British politics. Almost a year…

Brexit Through the Gift Shop

In just mere weeks the world will be a year removed from being helpless bystanders as the British people decided they wanted tighter borders, less globalization, and bendier, and therefore more patriotic, bananas. Pure frenzy captivated the United Kingdom in…

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…

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…

Et Après? France Has Spoken, What’s Next?

The centre has prevailed in France, having just elected moderate and pro-EU centrist, Emmanuel Macron, as president on May 7, 2017. In the second round of France’s presidential elections, Macron widely beat leader of the National Front (FN), Marine Le…