The French Rassemblement National has long been one of the largest populist radical right parties in Europe. In 2011, Marine Le Pen became the leader of the party and started the process of bringing the party into the mainstream in an attempt to get rid of its extremist image. In this special report, I look Read More…
Serbian Citizenship: A Solution to the Kosovo Dispute
Twenty years ago, bloodshed in Kosovo was halted by NATO intervention. However, ethnic tensions between Albanians and Serbs continue to haunt that young country. Many Serbs in North Kosovo culturally identify with neighbouring Serbia, and some Balkan leaders have proposed partition as the solution. Aidan Simardone argues that a better solution can be found in transnational citizenship for Serbs.
Interview with Gabriel Zoltan-Johan: Red Guards in Chinese Cyberspace
What does the rise of Chinese cybernationalism mean for nation-state and the Internet? Benson Cheung interviews Gabriel Zoltan-Johan about his research on this emerging phenomenon.
A Shifting Global Economy, Part 1: What’s Driving Change?
This podcast is Part 1 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. The researchers share what they think are the most important things to look at in the coming years.
Conflict in the Caucasus, Part 1: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Regional Security
This article is part one of a two-part series on the tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Aidan Simardone examines regional actors involved in the conflict and the potential effects a war would have for the security of the region.
Can It Happen Here? Pt 2: Steve Bannon’s Clash of Civilizations
Who are the enemies of the West, according to the alt-right? Benson Cheung explores alt-right ideologue Steve Bannon’s beliefs about he thinks ails Western civilization these days, in the second part of an occasional series on the Nationalist wing of the Trump administration.
Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum
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.
Crisis in Macedonia: Democracy, Geopolitics, and Ethnic Tensions
Aidan Simardone explores the ongoing political crisis in Macedonia, its ramifications, and how countries in the Euro-Atlantic should respond.
Can It Happen Here? Pt 1: Steve Bannon’s Decline of the West
What do the power brokers in the White House believe? Benson Cheung explores alt-right ideologue Steve Bannon’s ideology, in the first part of an occasional series on Trumpism’s authoritarian nationalism.
A Very Divisive Holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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.