The New General Victims’ Law in Mexico: Stories and Silences

May 11, 2013

Mexico's new General Victims' Law has been widely acclaimed, but some critics quietly wonder: might criminality itself profit from a society that tends to equate "citizen" and "victim"? The Emerging Society of Victims "Draw the scaffolding so that the last step of the ladder comes in...

Obama’s Second Chance on the Home Front

January 20, 2013

As Obama prepares for another four years in the White House, questions arise as to which issues will define the president’s domestic agenda during his second term in office. Since his first electoral victory in 2009, die-hard Obama supporters have become a rare breed in the US. Barack Obama...

Obama’s Sub-Saharan Strategy: Business As Usual?

January 18, 2013

Obama's second term in office will see new challenges in US' involvement with Africa. However, a major tactic switch seems unlikely. High hopes were held across the African continent when Barack Obama, the first US president with Kenyan roots, came into office for the first time in...

The West Balkans: Accessing the Union

November 27, 2012

Regional stability in South East Europe, as the main concern of the EU enlargement policy, needs to be supported further. Dušan Reljic thinks it is necessary to publicly strengthen the spirit of Europe to achieve this goal. For the first time since the ‘Euro-barometer’ came into existence,...

What Would Happen if the EU Broke Up? (Part 2)

November 24, 2012

The former Prime Minister of Ireland discusses the possibility of the UK leaving the EU, and the questions it raises about the political structure of the union. This is the final part. Click here to read part one. ............ And Meanwhile in the United Kingdom As if Europe did not have...

What Would Happen if the EU Broke Up? (Part 1)

November 23, 2012

The former Prime Minister of Ireland, John Bruton, disccusses the political and economic stresses that might lead to the break-up of the European Union, and its consequences for member states. This is the first of two parts. I have attended a number of conferences in the past few weeks where the...

Africa’s Turn? The Future of the Continent

October 14, 2012

With Africa being brought into the focus of global attention, Tufts University's Fletcher School discusses insightful ideas on the future of the continent. Five years since the commencement of the worst financial crisis in recent memory, the news out of the global economy is far from cheerful....