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Referendum is the New Revolt

Weeks of tension, anticipation, and indelible patience led to the ultimate “no”—or “No thanks”, as the Scottish campaign politely advocated—vote on Scottish independence from the…

Courting the Public

In democratic societies, the relationship between candidates and voters boils down to the more-than-familiar concept of courtship. Often, campaigns employ a myriad of strategies to…

Can European Data become a Reality?

This past February Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel made a proposal for reduced telecommunications dependence on the US, instead developing Europe’s own “data hub.” Undoubtedly this…

Tunisia’s Second Spring

  BY GIACOMO TOGNINI On the 4th of January 2011, smoke billowed along the streets of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia following the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi,…

The Re-Emergence of the European Far-Right

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 print edition, which can be found here. Walking through a neighborhood in England while campaigning for the…

An Enriched Iran?

The international hysteria regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions has been a pervasive topic in foreign affairs since Iran went public with its program in 2002. Major…

The Brave Reformer

BY GIACOMO TOGNINI Facing -2.1% GDP quarterly growth rate and 12.5% unemployment, Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s problems continue. His government recently passed a new budget…

The Mercurial Case of Misuari

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2013 print edition, which can be found here. The Bangsamoro region of the Southern Philippines has seen a…

Scaling Everest

BY GIACOMO TOGNINI It has been seven years since Nepal’s decade-long civil war led to the overthrow of the world’s third-longest-lasting absolute monarchy and the…

The Labor Rollercoaster of a Lifetime

What began as a factory fire months ago has turned into turmoil through Bangladesh. In April of 2013, Rana Plaza in Bangladesh toppled down, killing…

United American Emirates, The New UAE?

As recently as five years ago, energy analysts were in agreement the US would need to begin importing natural gas to keep up with rising…