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Is Athens burning? Reflections on a Divided Europe

Blog post by: Sam Kramer January’s elections in Greece left no uncertainty as to the popular opinion there. Far-left, anti-Euro Syriza won 48% of the seats, one of the biggest margins since democracy’s return in 1976. Berlin and Brussels are concerned for the rest of the Eurozone. Greece, saddled with […]

Double Take: Israel

Double Take: Israel

Politics Transcended  Blog post by: Alisa Laufer When considering challenges present in the American political scene—before the economy, the environment, or health care—I worry first about the lack of bipartisanship among our national leaders.  Without compromise across the aisle, issues that should be prioritized suffer from excessive debate and stalling.  That […]

Protecting Cross-Border Clean Water Programs

Earlier this month, President Obama introduced his 2016 budget proposal and, to no one’s surprise, Congressional Republicans dismissed most of it as “dead on arrival.” This year’s budget brawl will likely be over the President’s more controversial proposals: free community college, higher taxes on big corporations, and a massive increase […]

Double Take: Ukraine

Double Take: Ukraine

Blog post by: Michael Chacon Russia is currently in an economic tumble. The country’s stock market declined by 30% in the first 15 days of December 2014 as investors continued to drop their Russian assets like a bad habit. It’s annual inflation rate in November 2014 was at 9.1%. The ruble […]

Mexico’s International Role: Emerging power or failed state?

Blog post by: Ana Isabel Abad When the international media writes about Mexico it seems like an all or nothing scenario. The headlines in international media have ranged from Time’s February 2014 “Saving Mexico” cover to the Economist’s January 2015 op-ed “The Mexican Morass.” Despite domestic structural reforms and a […]