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Mayor of London Boris Johnson during a Vote Leave campaign event at the Europa Worldwide freight company in Dartford, Kent.

More Silence About Brexit – More Trouble for the EU

Though the British referendum on leaving the European Union is just two months ahead, the British people likely do not feel as though something truly historical is going to happen. This is not because leaving the EU, a proposal known as the “Brexit,” is unlikely—in fact, polls show voters evenly distributed between the Leave and…


Syrian Refugees And European Opportunism

Many politically conscious Americans have by now seen satirist John Oliver’s recent show on the European refugee crisis. I was personally thrilled to see that he covered the topic, since—despite global telecommunications—quality reporting on the crisis has had a little trouble crossing the pond, leaving most Americans uninformed. However, after watching Oliver’s segment, I can…

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Another Europe

The 2008 financial crisis threw European economies into turmoil and caused state debt to rise precipitously.  The bureaucracy of the European Union in Brussels concluded that righting economic imbalances required indebted governments to implement harsh “austerity” policies. European states needing financial support or debt relief from the rest of the Eurozone were thus ordered to…

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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…

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