• 16 2015 June

    The G7 Failed to Address Russia Because Russia Was Missing

    By: Smaranda Predescu     The last G7 summit in Schloss Elmau was hailed a success for tackling climate change, but it cannot claim the same glory for its approach to Russia. Unceremoniously uninvited and shamed...

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    28 2015 May

    Looking at the Grey Zone in Russia

    Katerina Tertytchnaya is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation, generally, examines hybrid political regimes in Russia. Below, Katerina talks with us about her research.   What is...

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    21 2015 May

    Things That Everybody Should Know: A Review of Sofi Oksanen’s When the Doves Disappeared

    By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     I learnt of Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen last month because I came across Luke Harding’s Guardian profile of her, written in anticipation of the UK publication of her...

  • 07 2015 May

    The Battle for the History of World War II

    By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     This weekend marks the seventieth anniversary of what is known in Russia as Victory Day, elsewhere on the continent as Europe Day, and in the United States as...

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    20 2015 April

    Can We Trust Politicians to Do Anything?

    By: Cameron Westwood Follow @CameronWestwood   One word being bandied about a lot in the current election campaign is ‘trust’. Ed Balls recently said, ‘don’t trust Tories on VAT after election’; The Sunday Express told us...

 By: Danny Dubbaneh (left) and James A. Janos (right) (guest contributors) Follow @D_DubbanehFollow @JamesAJanos   Danny Dubbaneh and James A. Janos are graduate students at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University....

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Music at the start of the EP's firt plenary session on 1st July 2014 (Photo credit: © European Union 2014 - European Parliament. (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license))

EP: New parliament, new dynamics?

July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Trygve Børsting       Last week saw the first meeting of the European Parliament (EP), which was elected in May. During the election to this new parliament the significant rise in eurosceptic parties...

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By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     Excellent news, countries of the European Union!   On the eve of the World Cup, a poll of nineteen countries showing who is rooting against whom shows that...

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By: Robin Harskin      Who will win the World Cup? I don’t know, and neither do you.   However, using my years of training as a political scientist, and having read and then thrown...

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By: Niels Goet Follow @NielsGoet     The 2014 European Elections cast a long shadow on the European Union’s (EU) future course. Eurosceptic parties made important gains in, for example, France, Denmark, and the United...

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 By: Diana Ondža Follow @DianaOndza   Diana Ondža is a Macroeconomics Analyst at the Latvian Ministry of Finance, and a Member of the European Students’ Forum/AEGEE. Diana holds a MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics:...

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By: Frederick Richters Follow @Fred_Richters     On Monday morning there was a consensus in the media on both sides of the Channel on how to describe the result of the 2014 European elections. While...

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 By: Philip Rossetti (left) and Jacob Larsen (right) (guest contributors)   Philip Rossetti and Jacob Larsen are graduate students at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University.   The Council of...

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How Political Scientists Massacre English

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Robin Harskin      In a previous life I was a student of French poetry. In order to write a doctorate on my poet, Norge, I had to learn French. (That makes it sound...

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By: Cameron Westwood Follow @CameronWestwood   With May 17th marking International Day Against Homophobia, and in light of Conchita Wurst’s recent Eurovision win (see the song on YouTube), now seems like an appropriate time to...

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