Category: Regions

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…

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…

Res Publica: An Introduction to Post-Election French Politics

Welcome to Res Publica. Res Publica is a McGill International Review (MIR) blog devoted to the analysis of French politics. In the coming months, it will more specifically examine the post-election politics of France. Articles will be published both in English…

Macron’s Victory Won’t Thwart Populism

At a quiet dinner hosted by former presidential aide Jacques Attali in 2008, then Socialist Party First Secretary François Hollande asked a young investment banker if he had any aspirations for political office in the future. The investment banker was…