The Catalonian Referendum in Retrospect

By Tom Leprince-Ringuet Correspondent, Internation Relations & Spanish Undergraduate Since the Catalonian referendum of the October 1st, 2017, followed by the unilateral declaration of independence on the 27th, Spain has been plunged into its biggest institutional crisis since democracy was restored in 1975. Spain’s outcome remains very uncertain, as the snap elections of December 21st have…

The Russian Election: If Not Putin, Then Who?

By Murray Lang Correspondent, International Relations & Russian  In March, Russia will hold an election. There will be campaigns of a sort. There will be debates and interviews. There will even be opposition rallies and protests. But none of this will change the result that Putin will serve a fourth term as president. But it…

Brexit. Trump. France?

By Matthew Findlay Mathematics Student In three months’ time, France holds its next presidential elections.  The country is still on edge – it has been in a state of emergency since the Paris attacks in November 2015.  Voters will have the choice between several candidates on the 23rd of April, before the two highest scoring amongst them go…

Baden-Württemberg: a Model for Green Politics

By Michael McCabe  Undergraduate Economics & International Relations Student The German state of Baden-Württemberg is an economic powerhouse. Its unemployment rate is more than 2 points below the national average. Its exports contribute disproportionately to Germany’s national trade surplus, which is the second largest in the world. It is home to the headquarters and primary…