Author: Peter Brukx

Angela Merkel’s resignation: causes and consequences

Angela Merkel’s resignation: causes and consequences

On Oct. 29, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she will abdicate her role as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and not seek re-election to her position after her term as chancellor expires in 2021. Her retirement from the post she’s held since 2005 will have ripple effects across […]

Why Macedonia’s Failed Referendum is a Win for Russia

Why Macedonia’s Failed Referendum is a Win for Russia

The failed Macedonian name referendum, proposing changing the name of the country from Macedonia to North Macedonia, caught the attention of both Western and Russian observers last month. Although 91 percent of voters supported the name change, Macedonian law requires at least 50 percent of voters to cast a ballot […]