Western Europe Archive

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...
Flags outside the European Parliament. CC BY-SA 2.0 by Richard Yarrow.
Analysis, Economics, Europe, Politics, Security, Western Europe, World in Review

The Commonwealth Alone? Brexit and the Future of the European Union

Editor’s note: This piece was co-written by Max Kuhelj Bugaric and Richard Yarrow. We display the name of only one author due to technical limitations. On June...
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Analysis, Eastern Europe, North America, Perspectives, Politics, Western Europe

Information Wars: Ukraine and the West vs. Russia and the Rest

In the media battle between the West and Russia over what really has been going on in Ukraine, round one went to Russia —...
Russian President Vladimir Putin at his inauguration in 2012, by Kremlin.ru 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...
Memorial for victims of Paris shootings by Benoit-caen . CC BY-SA 4.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons
Europe, Perspectives, Security, Western Europe

Darkness in the City of Light: The Paris Attacks and Urban Security in Europe

A thousand young Parisians were teeming with anticipation. In and around the Bataclan theater they were laughing, drinking, and smoking as they waited for...
“Founding assembly of the Luxembourg pirate party” by Svnee. CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Analysis, Europe, North America, Politics, Science & Technology, South America, Western Europe, World in Review

The Golden Age of Piracy: Can Open-Source Democracy Redefine Citizenship for the Internet Age?

The number of pirates worldwide is on the rise. Iceland is a demonstrative case; there are more pirates living in Iceland than any other...
President Obama addresses the Turkish Parliament in 2009. Image by Chuck Kennedy, courtesy of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Blog, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics, Security, Western Europe

Turkey’s Role as a Crucial International Partner for Europe and the United States

Turkey’s relationship with Europe and the United States remains a sensitive issue on all sides and requires urgent resolution. While Turkey still wants to...
The Stage of the Eurovision 2015 Arena, the music extravaganza is one of the most watched programs in the world. "Eurovision 2015 Stage" by Vugar Ibadov CC BY-SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Blog, Eastern Europe, Europe, Oceania, Politics, Western Europe

Eurovision: When Music Mixes with Politics

The Eurovision Song Contest is a pan-European international song competition where each nation sends a singer and song to represent them in an annual...
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36(3) Spring 2015, Eastern Europe, Environment, Features, Human Rights, North America, Politics, Western Europe

Indigenous Rights: The Hidden Cost of Arctic Development

The delicate environmental and political balance that composes the Arctic has made it one of the most hotly contested regions in the world. This...
"Mr. Pipo Connected" by Nevit Dilman - CC BY­SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(3) Spring 2015, Analysis, Economics, Global Notebook, Politics, Western Europe

European Policy: A Nudge in the Right Direction

A man in the UK opens his email after receiving his monthly energy bill. Along with a smorgasbord of information about energy conservation and his current spending...