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UK Parliament (by Richard Yarrow)
Analysis, Blog, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

Creating National Unity Over the UK’s Future Relations with the European Union

The economic and geopolitical consequences of a UK departure from the European Union are grave. This is why every government leader from the Western...
Flags near the European Union Parliament. Photo by Richard Yarrow.
Blog, Europe, Politics, Western Europe

Why the Brexit May Be Good for European Integration

It seems that the repercussions of the upcoming exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, for the British economy and state, could...
"The United Nations Global Compact Delegation to the 2010 Leaders Summit" by Juley Baker. CC BY-SA 4.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Blog, Economics, Europe, Perspectives, Politics

From Boardrooms to Battlefields: 5 New Ways That Businesses Claim to Build Peace

Long thought to be a rarefied calling for diplomats or dedicated activists, global peacebuilders are being pushed to accept a new player into their...
Traffic on Shwedagon Road
Asia, Blog, Southeast Asia

Land of the Golden Pagodas

“Lands Without” is a blog by Jasmine Chia on travels in Asia.  It’s 8:40AM in Yangon. The sun has already bleached the sky bright...
Blog, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe

How Important Would a Post-Sanctions Russia Be for EU Foreign Trade?

Over the last few months, several European politicians and business leaders have called for a partial or full lifting of the EU’s economic sanctions...
Russian President Vladimir Putin at his inauguration in 2012, by via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Asia, Blog, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics, Western Europe

The Putinverstehers’ Misconceived Charge of Russophobia: How Western Apology for the Kremlin’s Current Behavior Contradicts Russian National Interests

A frequent rebuttal by apologists of Putin’s policies, in debates on Western approaches to Eastern Europe, is the allegation of Russophobia. Interpreters of contemporary...
A polling station set up for the election. The 2015 Canadian election saw the highest voter turnout in over 20 years. 

Photo by Raysonho, CC by 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons
Americas, Blog, North America, Politics

The Power of Young Voters: Canada’s Historic Election

Since 2000, Canadians have gone to the polls six times to elect a prime minister. That’s a lot of federal elections in a period...
Americas, Blog, Education, South America

The Argentine Dinner: Pride, Patriotism, and Wine

After two months living abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, you begin to notice routines. Each day, my host family grumbles about President Christina Kirchner,...
"Sunset on Bangkok" by Diliff. CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikipedia Commons
Blog, Politics, Security, Southeast Asia

After the Blast

What happens after 7PM, Bangkok time, August 17th 2015? For those in town: a surge of bodies moving as quickly as possible away from...
Riot police wait in Taksim Square during the 2013 Gezi Park protests. (By VikiPicture (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)
Blog, Europe, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics

Turkey on the Fault Lines: The Pride Parade that Wasn’t

On June 28th, buoyed with fresh excitement over the United States’ Supreme Court’s historic decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, I decided to attend the...