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So a Macedonian Prime Minister and an American Billionaire Walk Into a Political Crisis

So a Macedonian Prime Minister and an American Billionaire Walk Into a Political Crisis

Tucked between Greece and Serbia and often overshadowed by its larger neighbours, Macedonia has a low media profile. Though it is composed of less than two million people, Macedonia punches far above its weight in the breadth and depth of its political scandals. In power since 2006, the Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE)...
The New, Same as the Old: History, Refugees and Germany

The New, Same as the Old: History, Refugees and Germany

This year has been one of change and uncertainty. While Americans and Brits mull over the consequences of recent electoral upsets, the European refugee crisis continues to see an unprecedented inflow of Syrians and others to the continent. In Germany, often the destination of choice, the Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has reported...
We’ve Ji-had Enough: Terrorism as a Political Weapon

We’ve Ji-had Enough: Terrorism as a Political Weapon

In recent months, terrorism has been repeatedly thrust to the forefront of public consciousness. Conjuring images of shooting in a crowded nightclub or explosions in a busy airport terminal, it constitutes one of society’s most evocative issues. It has fuelled the sometimes explosive growth of far-right parties across the European Union – acting everywhere as...