Eurosceptic Party Wins Poland’s Election

Just a little over a week ago, the Polish electorate chose a new national parliament. The conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) secured both the presidency and the majority of seats, with voting results marking the first time in Poland’s post-communist history that no left-wing parties were elected to the parliament. Due to German-Polish disagreement…

The End of Merkel’s Irony?

Recent polls indicate that Angela Merkel’s popularity dropped over her handling of the refugee crisis. Although the Chancellor of Germany was widely praised for her compassion in the ongoing human catastrophe, it soon became apparent that her country began to struggle with the increasing number of arrivals. So we are led to question: are we,…

A Name to the Refugee Crisis

After the deaths of thousands of refugees on their way to Europe, the scene of a child lying face-down on a beach suddenly penetrated media headlines around the world. The resulting personification stemming from these photographs and descriptions motivated a significant shift in debate on the ongoing refugee crisis. Graphic detail generally surrounded recollection of “the corpse of the kid laying face-down on…