European Union

Europe's Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown
“Russia’s economy would collapse faster and quicker.”
July 28, 2014

“Russia’s economy would collapse faster and quicker.”

How Nigel Farage Engineered a Far-Right Victory in the U.K.
May 26, 2014

The UKIP vote might be here to stay.

Despite Pro-Russian Protests, Majority of Ukrainians Lean Toward Europe
April 14, 2014

Vladimir Putin should be given credit for strengthening Ukraine’s national identity—the very existence of which he has so persistently denied.

The New Ukrainian Government Is Poised to Abandon the LGBT Activists Who Were on the Front Lines
March 31, 2014

The consensus in Ukraine is that LGBT groups should wait 30 years for their civil rights. 

Beneath the Hypocrisy, Putin Is Vulnerable. Here's Where His Soft Spots Are.
March 01, 2014

The Kremlin’s surreal warmongering is, in large part, a move against the European Union—and it demands a response.

Prisons Are Now Using Scary, Untested Drugs to Execute Death Row Inmates
Unintended consequences of a boycott
January 14, 2014

“I feel my whole body burning.” These were the last words of an Oklahoma man executed under the death penalty last week using possibly expired drugs. Sound like cruel and unusual punishment?

Think the E.U. Is Great for Eastern Europe? This Country Could Change Your Mind
December 25, 2013

Protestors in Ukraine should take a close look at what has happened in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Is on the Verge of Collapse, and Right-Wing Extremism Is on the Rise
December 16, 2013

Some Bulgarians have even burned themselves alive in protest.

What the Supermarket Collapse in Latvia Tells Us About a Country at a Crossroads
November 25, 2013

The Baltic nation must grapple with a national tragedy in addition to the economic and political complications of its entry into the Euro zone in January.

The European Union is Still Worth Celebrating
In a season of Euro-unhappiness, the continent's culture shows why the EU was a blessing
July 03, 2013

If only for the fall of cultural barriers.