Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Europe

Turkey’s Erdoğan Cements his Power

June 25, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dominated Turkish politics since his rise to prime minister in 2003 and later as president.  During that period he has slowly gained control of almost all levers of power.  However, when

Nicolas Sarkozy
Europe

The Investigation of Nicolas Sarkozy

March 29, 2018

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on March 21 for accepting bribes, illegal campaign financing, and the misappropriation of Libyan public funds.  The formal investigation was announced after police detained and

Vladimir Putin
Europe

Russia’s Sham Election

March 22, 2018

Vladimir Putin won his fourth six-year term as president during Russia’s election on March 18.  He won with nearly 77 percent of the vote in a race that included seven other candidates.  He beat his

Sergei Skripal
Europe

The Poisoning of Sergei Skripal

March 7, 2018

On Sunday March 4, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were found slumped over on a shopping center bench in Salisbury, England.  They were rushed to the hospital where they currently remain in critical

Poland Protests
Europe

The European Commission Goes After Poland

December 26, 2017

Last week the European Commission triggered Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty against Poland citing the country’s breach of common values and rule of law.  The European Commission’s patience has been tried over the past