Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

Italy on the New Silk Roads, Beyond the Announcement

Italy will soon join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as announced by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on March 8, 2019, describing the...
PM Theresa May

Why May’s Brexit Deal Failed – And What Happens Next

It is difficult not to feel a tinge of sympathy for the hoarse-voiced Theresa May as her deal fell to a second crushing defeat...
Protest against Brexit

Britain, Brexit and May at a Breaking Point?

The future of the United Kingdom's European departure hangs in the balance. This Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May made her last-ditch attempt to negotiate...

Gibraltar in a Post-Brexit World

Much has been written about Gibraltar amidst the UK's inevitable departure from the European Union. Gibraltarians, myself included, have been bewildered by some assumptions...
EU Flag

All Change in British Politics, But Still No Answers on Brexit

After another dramatic week in British politics, there is still no clear Brexit outcome. With only 29 days left until the UK leaves the...
Brexit Banner

Does the EU Have a Last-minute Brexit-saving Concession up Its Sleeve?

The devastating parliamentary failure of Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal followed by the failure of the opposition’s no-confidence motion has left Britain in a...
UN Security Council meeting

Europe’s Security Council Seat: Pipe Dream or Promising Potential?

Even before 2019 started, Germany cheekily “reserved” its seat in the UN Security Council chamber with a towel—playing on a stereotype of how Germans...
PM Theresa May

Why No One Else is Leaving the EU

In 2016, when the British people voted to leave the European Union, it was expected that Brexit may embolden other disaffected EU members to...
Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel’s Departure Signals CDU’s Farewell to Leftist Migration Policy

Earlier this year, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel handpicked Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK) as the general secretary of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), she must...

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