On 23rd September, the German election propelled Angela Merkel into her fourth term and thirteenth year as Chancellor of Germany. For a time, her main…View More The Other Third Party: The FDP in the German Elections
It sounds like a classic Shakespeare. A rogue nation spends the first three acts peddling influence with foreign power-broking structures and causing general mayhem. The…View More The Unexpected Disappearance of the Government Meddlers
Early in his tenure as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson asserted that the reorganization of USAID and the State Department would be his priority. The…View More Making Aid Great Again: The Restructuring of USAID
The Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland or, in short, AfD) is ‘the only vehicle with which I can express my protest,’ said 85 per…View More German Election Aftermath: What to Make of the Rise of the AfD
The Sino-American relationship has always been one of immense importance, shakily carried on throughout the years, but built off a mutual need for each other.…View More China: Out For Itself, or New Global Leader?
On Friday 7 April, Stockholm became the newest site in an ever increasing global pattern of terror. Just before 3pm local time, a stolen beer…View More Stockholm: Terror’s Latest Target
The United States’ volatile relationship with Russia is poised to become yet more tense in light of recent reports of anti-gay human rights abuses in…View More A Tense Game of Dominoes: The U.S., Russia, and Chechnya Stalemate
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a referendum granting him sweeping powers, fundamentally altering the Turkish government structure and constitution. The vote, held…View More Erdogan and the Turkish Referendum: A False Promise?
The French elections are fast approaching, with the first round of voting scheduled for 23 April. It has been a tense and much-discussed election, developing…View More Surpassing the Left/Right Divide: Macron and Le Pen
When a bomb ripped through a wagon on the St Petersburg metro at approximately 14.40 on 3 April, a war with terror that had almost…View More St Petersburg Bombing: Government Conspiracy or Islamist Terror?
On 27 March, Sir Timothy Barrow, Britain’s Permanent Representative to the European Union (EU), delivered a hand-signed letter by Prime Minister Theresa May to European…View More Hardball: Theresa May, Brexit, and Intelligence Cooperation
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…View More So a Macedonian Prime Minister and an American Billionaire Walk Into a Political Crisis