Tagged european union

Riots in Athens

Embattled Eurozone

Simmering With Greece “Pass this Bill,” urged President Barack Obama, warning that the alternative to his jobs plan was a crisis that would resemble Europe’s. In Sarah Palin’s letter to her Political Action Committee, she stressed the need for a leader to show the US the way, lest it follows the ‘road to European socialization.”…

A Turkish Gamble, a Chinese Venture

The Washington University Political Review  is saddened to announce our difficult decision to euthanize the previous writer of the 360 column, Siddharth Krishnan, for grievous offenses against the Director of New Media and for high treason. He has been replaced with a new and improved Siddharth v2.0–please welcome Siddharth Ravishankar as the new 360 columnist….

Politics of Prostitution

Dobrý den, readers! I have returned from my time abroad in Prague and Brussels, chock-full of new insights about gender relations in a post-communist society and stories from sessions of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, ready to lend some feminist flair to WUPR’s online columns. I missed you all. It’s…

Should Turkey be a part of "Europe?"

Over half a century ago, the issue of Turkey becoming a part of “Europe” first arose. I use quotation marks because the notion of Europe differs depending in what context it is being discussed. In this particular context, I am referring to “Europe” as a supranational form of identity for individuals living on the geographical…

The Rise of the European Far Right

From an outsider’s point of view, the Swedes are an enigma. We label them as the peaceful, progressive folk who appear to merrily oblige the government’s exorbitant income tax (the highest rates remain just shy of 60%) and who offer one of the most generous asylum policies in Europe. Yet, Sweden’s economy rebounded from the…

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