This article is the third part of Glimpse’s three-part series on independence While most of the world has their eyes fixed on the crisis in Crimea, a Balkan nation southwest of Ukraine is currently experiencing one of the most tense ...

This article is the second part of Glimpse’s three-part series on independence (first part: “Masters of Their Future: Catalan Quest for Independence”) Background Information This Thursday, a referendum will take place in Scotland for the people to decide whether or ...

This article is the first part of Glimpse’s three-part series on states seeking independence. Several years ago, I studied abroad for the summer in Madrid, Spain. The best friend of my Spanish host sister had just left Madrid to study ...

Gaining membership to the European Union (EU) has been a frustrating process for Turkey. The Near East nation began its campaign for EU membership nearly 30 years ago under the EU’s predecessor, the European Economic Community. In 2005, 18 years ...

In the final years of World War Two, Partigiani – the Italian resistance fighters who were largely left leaning, openly socialist, or communist – liberated Northern Italy. This struggle, known as the Italian Civil War (8 September 1943 – 25 ...

Guest Contributor: Yuri Serafini In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Crimea, a frenzy over secessions has swept the media. Journalists have turned their attention to, among other regions, northeast Italy where a farcical event is taking place: the supposed ...

Do you know that Norway’s King can legally dismiss the Norwegian government with a simple stroke of his pen? In a world where international norms of democracy seem to reign supreme, it is easy to forget that 44 nations ultimately ...

 One year ago the reigning head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVII, did the unthinkable: he resigned. With a troubled tenure defined by criticism and controversy, Benedict cited deteriorating psychical and mental health for his departure. It was the ...

This piece will be the first of a special “Weigh In” series that is going to be started on Glimpse, which will focus on momentous current events. Thomas D. Armstrong Recent op-eds have labeled Putin as a mastermind or a ...

This past week, Ukraine experienced the worst period of violence in its post-Soviet history and a stunning political development as President Yanukovych was forced out of power by the Ukrainian parliament. The cost of this political victory for the opposition ...