Category: Europe

For A Multi-Speed Europe

The European Union has been able to collectively breathe a little easier following this past Wednesday’s Dutch elections, where nationalist populist Geert Wilders significantly underperformed expectations, guaranteeing another term for centre-right PM Mark Rutte. This followed nationalist candidate Norbert Hofer…

Here We Go Again – Constitutional Crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina

March 1st, 2017 marked the 25th jubilee of Bosnian and Herzegovinian (BiH) independence. Not much has changed in the way the national holiday is celebrated over the past quarter decade. The predominately Serbian Republika Srpska entity does not recognize March 1st…

Transylvania Beyond Bias and Fiction

On the first day of my Transylvanian history class at Trinity College Dublin, my professor asked us if anyone out of the 20 students had ever been to Transylvania, spoke Romanian or Hungarian, or could locate the province on a map.…

The End of Life As We Know It

On September 14, 1930, the first dust storm traversed the Southern Plains, wandering through southwest Kansas and into Oklahoma. At the time, the local weather bureau didn’t know what it was exactly, but simply noted it as an anomaly and…

Geert Wilders: The Netherlands’ Mega-Trump

“Islam is not a religion, it’s an ideology: the ideology of a retarded culture.” Bombastic comments spew left and right as they emanate from a shock of peroxide blond. Hundreds of supporters latch onto every word, soaking up the blatantly…

Divide and Rule

At the Munich Security Conference, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, called for a “post-West world order.” It was a euphemism for what the Kremlin envisions for the future; a future that Russia is actively working to achieve. Russian foreign policy is…

Macron, Colonisation et Confusion

Emmanuel Macron, candidat centriste à l’élection présidentielle française, était en voyage à Alger ces 13 et 14 février. Il y a alors déclaré: «la colonisation est un crime contre l’humanité», dont la France est responsable, divisant l’opinion des Français: les uns…