OPEC: Does the Future Look Greener?

Two years after the “Declaration of Cooperation” was signed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in December 2016, the future of the oil market has never looked more uncertain. The historic...

Power Shifts after Britain’s Drift

With Brexit looming around the corner, France and Germany will soon be left with the responsibility of filling the power vacuum left by the U.K.’s departure, creating a significant power shift within the political...

Russia’s Pension Reform: A Necessary Evil?

On August 29, Vladimir Putin took the rare step of appearing on national television to address the Russian nation. In his speech, the president tried to convince his fellow citizens of the necessity of...

Charter Cities – A Solution for Europe?

As parts of eastern Europe continue to struggle with persistent challenges of emigration and poverty, recent Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Romer’s concept of Charter Cities - cities put under the jurisdiction of third...

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Political System: It’s complicated

Social and economic issues, alongside the usual constitutional disputes, took centre stage at the elections held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 7, underscoring once more the necessity for fundamental changes to the country’s...

The Macedonian Naming Dispute

On October 21, the Macedonian parliament agreed to change the country’s name to Northern Macedonia, thereby ending Greece’s 27-year-blockade of Macedonia’s EU and NATO membership negotiations. Greece considers its neighbour’s use of the name as...

Haiti’s Deadly Pandemic: Nine Years After the Mysterious Cholera Outbreak

As of late October, the number of cholera cases in Haiti dropped from more than 13,600 reported cases to  3,400 in the span of one year, with many celebrating the success of eradicating this...

Beyond Europe: Brexit’s shadow over the Caribbean

With less than six months remaining until the deadline for a Brexit  deal, the EU is bracing itself for the departure of its only English-speaking member state. Seven thousand kilometers away, tremors from the...

A Magnificent Tribute to Peace

When President Trump entered office, he planned to broker “the ultimate deal” between Israel and Palestine, promising to bring new life into the peace process. Less than a year into his term, Trump has...

The Road to Stability in Syria

In the 21st century’s deadliest war, there seems to be hope of resolution. The solution may not satisfy the desires of the international community, but it just might stop the slaughter of Syrians. As...