Ashby Henningsen, UMBC: For several years, Tunisia has stood as an outlier within the broader Middle East and North Africa. Whereas post-revolutionary violence, ethnic and sectarian divisions, and institutional frailty have plagued many of its neighbors in the wake of the Arab Spring, Tunisia has enjoyed a relatively bloodless and stable transition towards democracy. Yet […]Read more "The Aftermath of Bardo: Searching for Answers, Facing Uncertainty"
William Theodorou, JHU: Two months after the controversial election that brought SYRIZA to power, the Tsipras administration is struggling to uphold its campaign promises while securing an extension of the country’s bailout. On Monday, the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, travelled to Berlin to meet Angela Merkel for what he called “emergency talks,” in order […]Read more "Troubles of SYRIZA in Greece"
Tyler Lewis, UMBC: Now that we have arrived in the year 2015, the pot of potential candidates for the 2016 General Election has dwindled down, painting a clearer picture on the political figures we might see debating at the primaries next year. Below I will analyze the top two candidates for both the Democratic and […]Read more "Frontrunners for the 2016 Presidential Election"
Nick Clyde, JHU: With the recent announcement of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s candidacy for president, 2016 is already on the minds of many. Senator Cruz, who is the first major candidate to announce, is already being identified as too extreme to win the Republican nomination, though his Tea Party antics will most certainly swing the […]Read more "Could a Socialist Win the Democratic Nomination?"
Cara Schulte, JHU: For decades, Greenland (among other nations) has been allowed to continue whale-hunting practices despite the 1986 moratorium. In 2012, they lost this privilege. In 1982 the International Whaling Convention (IWC) decided to end all commercial whaling practice immediately after the 1985/1986 season on account of rapidly declining whale populations. Greenland, a self-governing […]Read more "A Whale of an Issue: No Consensus on Greenland Hunting Regulations"