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Around the stadium, gladiators draped in silver armor and wielding swords rush at each other. In the stands above, thousands of Roman citizens cheer for their favorites and jeer at those they like least. On the side of this orchestrated chaos stands ...

Dusk of Democracy, Part One

Around the stadium, gladiators draped in silver armor and wielding swords rush at each other. In the stands above, thousands of Roman citizens cheer for their favorites and jeer at those they like least. On the side of this orchestrated chaos stands ...

As hundreds of tractors blocked the roads to Paris this February, manure burned on the streets. Statues of commercial magnates in Brussels were torn down, and in Rome, a farmer effigy was hung near parliament. Farmers across the European Union are pr...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

As hundreds of tractors blocked the roads to Paris this February, manure burned on the streets. Statues of commercial magnates in Brussels were torn down, and in Rome, a farmer effigy was hung near parliament. Farmers across the European Union are pr...

In 1998 and 1999, respectively, the United Kingdom established the Northern Irish Assembly and the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, delegating certain powers to these newly formed regional governments in a process known as devolution. This system was ...

Pasty Politics

In 1998 and 1999, respectively, the United Kingdom established the Northern Irish Assembly and the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, delegating certain powers to these newly formed regional governments in a process known as devolution. This system was ...

How often do you think about “girl dinner”? What about Handsome Squidward? Or the Duolingo green owl? Regardless of whether or not you recognize those specific references, if you have ever used the internet, it is a near certainty that you have e...

Putin on a Show

How often do you think about “girl dinner”? What about Handsome Squidward? Or the Duolingo green owl? Regardless of whether or not you recognize those specific references, if you have ever used the internet, it is a near certainty that you have e...

After being elected president of the 19-year-old, centro-leftist political party Syriza, called the Progressive Alliance, in September, Stefanos Kasselakis became the subject of heated conversation in Greece. While the party historically represents s...

Leftism Dies in the Heart of Greece

After being elected president of the 19-year-old, centro-leftist political party Syriza, called the Progressive Alliance, in September, Stefanos Kasselakis became the subject of heated conversation in Greece. While the party historically represents s...

A wave of conservatism has pummeled Europe for the last decade. First, it swept Viktor Orbán to power in Hungary. Then, Greece and Italy got caught in the riptide. Spain buoyed itself with Alberto Núñez Feijóo. And alas, Mateusz Morawiecki surfed...

“Nie!”, Said the Poles!

A wave of conservatism has pummeled Europe for the last decade. First, it swept Viktor Orbán to power in Hungary. Then, Greece and Italy got caught in the riptide. Spain buoyed itself with Alberto Núñez Feijóo. And alas, Mateusz Morawiecki surfed...

Imagine accessing your driver’s license and passport, submitting a tax report, or signing a government petition in just a few clicks on your phone. That’s the reality for over 19 million Ukrainians who use the country’s e-governance tool, Diia...

Shaping Digital Government: Ukraine During the War

Imagine accessing your driver’s license and passport, submitting a tax report, or signing a government petition in just a few clicks on your phone. That’s the reality for over 19 million Ukrainians who use the country’s e-governance tool, Diia...

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, then-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson pledged to embark on “a remorseless mission to squeeze Russia from the global economy.” The United Kingdom not only imposed sa...

London, Eyes Shut

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, then-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson pledged to embark on “a remorseless mission to squeeze Russia from the global economy.” The United Kingdom not only imposed sa...

For much of its existence, Armenia has been tossed between its larger, stronger neighbors—first Rome and Parthia, then Byzantium and the Abbasids, and later the Safavids and Ottomans. This pattern shows no signs of stopping. On September 11, 2023, ...

Arms for Armenia

For much of its existence, Armenia has been tossed between its larger, stronger neighbors—first Rome and Parthia, then Byzantium and the Abbasids, and later the Safavids and Ottomans. This pattern shows no signs of stopping. On September 11, 2023, ...

February 25, 2022. The morning wraps Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in a chilly fog cocoon. Anastasia Nikolaeva puts on a hoodie and a white coat, takes a sheet of blank paper, and makes her way to a busy intersection. It’s been around 24 hours since her c...

The Tragicomedy of Authoritarian State Terror

February 25, 2022. The morning wraps Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in a chilly fog cocoon. Anastasia Nikolaeva puts on a hoodie and a white coat, takes a sheet of blank paper, and makes her way to a busy intersection. It’s been around 24 hours since her c...