Europe

Legal Migration in an Anxious Europe


Migration has been at the center of debates regarding reforming the European Union ever since a ‘refugee crisis’ hit the continent more than three years ago. Reforming the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) has been on both the Commission’s and the European Parliament’s agenda ever since right-wing parties used the...

Asia

China’s Rising Power


Beijing is on the move. China is looking to assume a global Mandate of Heaven in lieu of the faltering U.S.-led international order. Throughout Chinese history, the Mandate of Heaven has bestowed a just ruler of China with governing legitimacy. Chinese political philosophy has been built around this idea since the...

Asia

A Post-Putin Russia Begins with the 2018 Elections


When Russians go to the polls in March, the outcome is all but certain: Vladimir Putin will retain his position as president. Ever since his rise to power, Putin and his allied United Russia party have ruled Russia with elections used mainly as window dressing to preserve a veneer of democracy. March promises more of...