States are under no legal obligation to allow independence referendums, but should still allow them, writes Aidan Simardone.
The Kurdish referendum takes place on September 25th. Despite widespread condemnation, President Barzani is continuing along the path towards independence and possibly renewed conflict.
This podcast is Part 2 in a series of discussions with researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social and technological trends. Our analysts discuss what changes to openness – of ideas, borders, capital – within societies might mean for the functioning and legitimacy of an integrated world economy.
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
What is the relevancy in the date of a national holiday? Rejeanne Lacroix examines how the disagreements over the celebration of the Day of Republika Srpska are representative of deeper issues inherent in the governance of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Michele Di Leo analyzes how the passing of the Italian referendum could intiate some of the most drastic political change in Italian history.