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The Biggest Moments of 2015

2015 is almost coming to an end so let’s review what events have made international headlines. 7 January, Charlie Hebdo Shootings, Paris Gunmen stormed into the satirical magazine’s offices and murdered 10 journalists, and killed two policemen during their escape. The attacks were in response to the magazine’s latest depiction of …

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Photo credits: Image of Aung San Suu Kyi giving speech in 2011 by Htoo Tay Zar - Licensed under Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons
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Myanmar elections shine new hopes for citizens

NLD supporters have flooded the capital city Yangon like a red sea as Myanmar holds its first elections in 25 years. The NLD, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, is predicted to win the elections by a landslide. Burmese citizens have placed high hopes that their next …

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China
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China-Taiwan talks – new hopes for reunification?

Leaders of China and Taiwan met for the first time since 1949 when the Kuomintang (KMT) government was driven out of the mainland by the Communists. This historical meeting marks a special occasion for the Chinese people as this could be a sign of stronger friendship and better prospects for …

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Europe: identity and challenges

The most mainstream political theories on the building of European institutions are clear on what the ingredients for the EU to become a supranational political community are. The common denominator of all these requirements is legitimacy: the extent to which the supranational power is recognized as such. We can get …

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Catalonia
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Catalonia’s Electoral Hijack

Catalonia ‘s Secession: The Upcoming Referendum Referenda are political tools with distinctive traits. Power being delegated to the people engenders direct democracy, emphasizing outcome legitimacy. This type of vote offers the ever so comfortable characteristic of inversely taking responsibility off the shoulders of the political class. The more controversial the policy, …

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China should keep its promise to let Hong Kong become a democracy

It is been almost one year since Occupy Central shook Hong Kong and Beijing. Despite the movement’s failure, pro-democracy supporters vowed they will continue fight for universal suffrage. Occupy Central has also shown us the great divide between Hong Kong and China has existed before Occupy Central. Photo credit: pasuay …

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Labor
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Italian Labor Reform

Italian politicians have promised huge labor market reforms for decades. Unfortunately, saying something does not mean it will be done, in particular when the purpose is to reform one of the most inflexible labor markets in Europe. In addition, if one considers that Italy is one of the countries in …

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Bulgarian Elections: A Missed Opportunity

Yet new parliamentary elections took place in Bulgaria 6 days ago, after the most recent government stepped down on 23rd July 2014, after just 441 days in office. Extensive protests have been plaguing the country for more than a year, amid growing dissatisfaction of the population. This was the third …

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