By Kathryn Urban |
Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah exposed deep rifts between the young royals and Buckingham Palace over their treatment as part of the British Royal Family and their subsequent departure from royal duties. What lessons can international negotiators learn from the acrimonious circumstances surrounding the royal split?
By Charles Briscoe |
An Argument for a United Ireland The year is 1166 and King Dermot MacMurrough of Leinster just lost his kingdom and was exiled from Ireland. He allied with the British and won back the kingdom the following year. However, by doing so, he inadvertently opened the door for 850 years of British rule in Ireland…
By Kathryn Urban |
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for the European Union (EU), including regarding European integration. EU members have turned inward in responding to the virus, in some cases even limiting entry from Schengen Area partners. In recent weeks, however, the most publicized European fight was over the conditions attached to COVID-19 relief aid. Tensions…
By Nick Lokker |
As the European strategic autonomy debate has heated up over the past few years, there has been increasing discussion about the idea of a pan-European nuclear deterrent. Yet numerous obstacles stand in the way of realizing this ambition in the short- to medium-term.
By Frank Markovic |
On Saturday 7, February Slovakia held a popular vote, which, had it been successful, would have further undermined the legal standing of the local LGBTI community in the eyes of the state. Around 4.4 million Slovak citizens got the chance to express their opinion on three following questions:
By Emily Young |
Tomorrow, Wednesday February 11, will be a big day for Europe and the European Union. Two fundamental issues, which have been taking up headlines for months/years will now be coming to a head, on the same day: a summit to tackle the fighting in Ukraine and a Eurogroup meeting to discuss some drastic changes requested…
By Scott Sharon |
When Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings soared, Russia’s economy was strong, and it seemed like the big bear was back. After fanning the flames of a deadly insurgency in Eastern Ukraine, Putin succeeded in convincing his population that they needed him to survive and that he was…