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

Vichy France
Europe

Vichy France and the Holocaust

November 28, 2017

After France was conquered by the Germans in World War II, the French government relocated to the small town of Vichy in the middle of the country.  In the hopes of at least keeping the

Klemens von Metternich
Europe

Diplomacy and Klemens von Metternich

July 16, 2017

Klemens von Metternich was one of Europe’s most conservative statesmen in a time when Napoleonic liberalism was putting Europe through upheaval.  The Europe Metternich envisioned to replace the turmoil of his time was one of