Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Slovakia Elects Pro-Putin Left-Wing President

Slovak voters chose a pro-Russian President and risk their standing within the European Union and the West.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Croatia, Potentially EU’s Latest Political Crisis

Croatian President Milanović threatens to violate the national constitution and run for Prime Minister, yet refuse to step down as President. He also dismisses the Constitutional Court ruling telling him it is unconstitutional and effectively bans him from running without stepping down as President by calling the decision irrelevant.

Democratic Backsliding and Self-Centered Foreign Policy: Hungary-EU Relations in Perils

The rise of Viktor Orbán’s right-wing populist party, Fidesz, in Hungary in 2010 has led to tension and conflict between Hungary and the EU. The Hungarian government’s numerous legislative acts undermine democracy, human rights, and the freedoms of its citizens, posing a pressing issue for both Hungarian citizens and the EU. The EU faces obstacles in holding Hungary accountable for its actions, but prolonged inaction could lead to increasingly severe consequences.

(Analysis) Navigating the Complexities of Georgia’s Political Crisis: Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions

The political crisis in Georgia is a complex issue with a mix of domestic and foreign policy implications. It challenges its pro-Western foreign policy and relations with the West, triggering debates on the possibility of Tbilisi’s shift toward Moscow, turning a blind eye to the need for democratic reforms and falling into authoritarianism.

Big Data: A Challenge for Democracy?

In the digital age in which we live in, there is new information available every second. From credit card purchases to Google searches, everything leaves a mark. Big data is that large digital footprint that collects what we do both online and offline. What can all this information be used for?

[REPORT] Erdoğan’s Menu to Crush Down the Opposition

Like a ruthless chef who organises the preparation of his gustatory manipulations, Erdoğan is constantly developing new menus to enable …

The Presidential Image: Do Polls Tell the Truth About Gabriel Boric?

On March 11, 2021, Gabriel Boric won the Chilean presidential election with 55.8% of the votes. Fast forward four months later, and recent polls showcase a high level of disapproval –up to 50%– for his administration and overall image. As such, how did President Boric receive such a poor image in only four months of governing?

The Return of Direct Democracy? A look at the double-edged sword in Latin America

The frequency of popular consultations in Latin America are testimony of the return of direct democracy. However, Uruguay and Ecuador use these tools differently.

Let’s Tune In: Waves of Protests in Iraq

On Saturday there was the umpteenth protest against the Iraqi Parliament conducted by the supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The protest injured at least 125 people and this was the second protest of the week with the first on Wednesday.