Although the constitution of Belarus originally declared that a president could serve for a maximum of two terms (a total of 10 years), Alexander Lukashenko — the first and only democratically elected leader of the country — has been in ...

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening democracy in a world where freedom has already been withering away. According to Freedom House’s annual report, 2019 marks the 14th year in a row where freedom is declining — ...

In mid-March, the world experienced the first wave of COVID-19. All eyes were on Italy as it emerged as the newest coronavirus hotspot in the West. Pictures out of Milan showed overrun hospitals, people being turned away from emergency rooms ...

Twelve years ago, when the collapse of the American housing market and the subprime lending market led to a global recession, the U.S. government spent $152 billion to stimulate its economy, bailing out Wall Street, providing tax cuts to individual ...

The Context For Turmoil Refugee and migrant crises in Europe have flooded the headlines of mainstream news outlets. Stories typically examine and cover the widespread relocation of individuals and the resulting impact on domestic politics in countries such as Germany, ...

The European Migrant Crisis In recent times, “immigration” has become a buzzword of sorts within international politics and current events, conjuring up images and situations that may or may not align with the reality of migrant crises. Europe’s refugee crisis, ...

Six years after gaining independence from the Soviet Union, Estonia launched its Tiger Leap project in 1997, immersing its society into a period of rapid economic development and digitalization. Today, 99 percent of public services are available as e-services. Almost ...

Between October 31st and November 2nd 2017, more than 1,000 business leaders, government officials and academics met in Bahrain for the United Nations Forum on Sustainable Development, which focused on the need for more sustainable investing in business practices and ...

A surge of political entrepreneurs are seemingly hijacking the European, interconnected political system. Although establishment leaders like Angela Merkel have been able to keep rouge political movements at bay, the popularity of unique and passionate candidates has been growing in ...

Emi: Polarization. Again. Caos. Crisis. Oportunidad. Independencia – Words that Spanish press have used in the last few months to report on and attempt to make sense of the Catalan independence movement. As with any politically fraught situation, opinions are ...