The Macedonian Naming Dispute

By: Niklas Danninger (Managing Editor) On October 21, the Macedonian parliament agreed to change the country’s name to Northern Macedonia, thereby ending Greece’s 27-year-blockade of...

Nordstream 2: From Commercial Project to Russia’s Geopolitical Gamble

“These days, energy policy is always geopolitical,” asserted German Vice-Chancellor and Economic Affairs and Climate Action Minister Robert Habeck of the Green Party. He...
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Victor Orbán’s political agenda?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been the subject of extensive media coverage lately. What is occasionally labelled as anti-EU rhetoric on the subject...

The Future of the ECB: From “Super Mario” to “Superwoman”

Christine Lagarde, new President of the European Central Bank, has inherited low interest rates, sluggish growth and a divided Council. As of November 1, 2019,...

Gibraltar after Brexit: Where Will the Rock End Up?

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union last June, commonly known as Brexit, shocked not only the world, but also many subjects...

German Politics in the Age of COVID-19: Managing an Unstable Advantage

The COVID-19 crisis has reshaped German politics. The effectiveness of Merkel’s measures was a blessing for her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). They...

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

By: Anja Vujakovic (Creative Director) Though calls for reform are nothing new, concerns for the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s fate are compounded by crippling...

The AKP Era: The Troubled Relationship Between Misogyny and the Istanbul Convention

On July 1st 2021, Turkey withdrew from the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women (VAW) and domestic violence, also...

No Man’s Land in The Balkans – The Liberland Case

On April 13, 2015,  the world’s newest micronation, the Free Republic of Liberland, was born on a 7 square-kilometre parcel of uninhabited swamp. Situated in...

Disunited Kingdom: Is the Union on the verge of breakup?

Recent political movements for Welsh and Scottish independence amidst Brexit turmoil could mean the end of the United Kingdom.  On May 11, 2019, thousands of...

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