Interpreting the German Election

Written by: Cameron Yonan Germany’s election results this past September were historic. Candidates from various backgrounds, including six new members under the age of 25, were elected. Germany has six major federal parties on a spectrum between left and right and like most countries, in recent years, younger representatives are getting elected. In the Bundestag,…

A Broad Look at Angela Merkel’s Legacy

Written by: Graham Brown After a razor-thin German parliamentary election in September that left more questions than answers, one thing is known: whoever is in charge, it will not be the “Queen of Europe.” As Angela Merkel exits stage right following an unprecedented sixteen-year reign, she leaves behind a more powerful European Union, an unchecked…

Polish Libel Case Signals Chilling Limits in Polish Holocaust Research

Written by: Sophia Halverson A judge ruled in a Polish libel case that two prominent Holocaust survivors must apologize to a woman who feels that her uncle was slandered in a 1,600-page book, Night Without End: The Fate of Jews in Selected Counties of Occupied Poland.  In the book, a Holocaust survivor testified that Filomena…

English Soccer’s Plea to Social Media Giants

Written by: Harry Colvin Arsenal’s Willian de Borges is the latest footballer in England to receive racial abuse on social media, and he is not alone. Before him, there was Axel Tuanzebe. There was Anthony Martial. The list goes on and on.  Disturbing messages aren’t limited to racial abuse either. Referee Mike Dean and his…

Social Media: The Influencer of Global Politics

Written by: Pooja Gundimeda  Brexit, the name given to represent the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, sent the world and especially Europe, into a frenzy back in 2016. The history between the United Kingdom and the EU dates back to the mid-1940s, when the United Kingdom initially chose not to join…

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: What This Could Mean for the United States Hegemony

Written by: Jadalyn Eagens On September 27, after 25 years of tenuous peace, war erupted once again between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the long disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. To understand this conflict, one needs to understand the significance of the region.  Armenia and Azerbaijan are geographically located in a region called the Caucasus which lies…