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Since 2016, Portugal has enjoyed robust growth (at least relative to its European peers), climbing wages, and a precipitous drop in unemployment. This has been welcome news for more than just the Portuguese, though. As many optimistic European social...

Portugal and the Anti-Austerity Myth

Since 2016, Portugal has enjoyed robust growth (at least relative to its European peers), climbing wages, and a precipitous drop in unemployment. This has been welcome news for more than just the Portuguese, though. As many optimistic European social...

On Sunday, March 4th 2018, 46 million Italians voted to form the country’s 18th legislature and for the succession to a new government. The new administration is likely to affect Italy’s position within the European Union and the Eurozone, Italex...

The Italian Election: the Challenges of Italexit

On Sunday, March 4th 2018, 46 million Italians voted to form the country’s 18th legislature and for the succession to a new government. The new administration is likely to affect Italy’s position within the European Union and the Eurozone, Italex...

In the German federal elections this past September, the country’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) received only 20.5 percent of the vote—an all-time low. Since then, the SPD has struggled to reposition itself in the new German political arena. In ...

Left Behind: The Demise of Germany’s Center-Left

In the German federal elections this past September, the country’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) received only 20.5 percent of the vote—an all-time low. Since then, the SPD has struggled to reposition itself in the new German political arena. In ...

This past December, Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the Dayton Accords, the U.S.-led peace treaty that officially halted the madness and horror of the Bosnian civil war. The air in Sarajevo was not quite filled with doves an...

How the West was Won: Putin’s Bosnian Shadow Game

This past December, Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the Dayton Accords, the U.S.-led peace treaty that officially halted the madness and horror of the Bosnian civil war. The air in Sarajevo was not quite filled with doves an...

On October 1, the Parliament of Catalonia defied Spain’s federal government by holding a referendum on Catalan independence. Catalonia, an autonomous community within Spain, has long been ambivalent towards Spanish rule, and has historically attemp...

Catalonia Independence

On October 1, the Parliament of Catalonia defied Spain’s federal government by holding a referendum on Catalan independence. Catalonia, an autonomous community within Spain, has long been ambivalent towards Spanish rule, and has historically attemp...