Forward France! The Case for Emmanuel Macron

This Sunday, the fifth French Republic will face a radical choice. Although the best candidate in the race will not win, France will get the hero it wants, not the one it truly needs. Emmanuel Macron, four days out of the final election, holds a lead of almost twenty points over the anti-immigrant, anti-globalist Marine Le Pen. I did not support Macron in the first … Continue reading Forward France! The Case for Emmanuel Macron

Why Le Pen is the wrong choice for France

France lives now in a time of similar division than that of the United States. A new president must now step in the steer the country either to the left side of the political spectrum, or to the right. Emmanuel Macron represents the left under the En Marche! party, and Marine Le Pen serves the right under the National Front in this presidential race. The … Continue reading Why Le Pen is the wrong choice for France

Takeaways from Round One of the French Election

Like a tossed coin, France voted this Sunday in a presidential election that was more open than ever, with up to four candidates with the possibility of becoming the president of La Republique, and marked by a terrorist threat after the bombing of the Champs-Élysées last Thursday. The centrist independent, Emmanuel Macron, and the far right candidate from Front National, Marine le Pen, have won the first … Continue reading Takeaways from Round One of the French Election

The French Presidential Election: What You Need to Know

In recent months, the world has been swept by a populist/nationalist attitude. In June of 2016, the United Kingdom left the European Union, and 3 months later, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. With these two events in mind, many people are wondering if this trend will continue as the French presidential election draws closer. It will determine if the previously … Continue reading The French Presidential Election: What You Need to Know

Turkey, a Key American Ally, Takes a Step Towards an Islamist Dictatorship

A constitutional referendum was held throughout Turkey on 16 April 2017, on whether to approve 18 proposed amendments to the Turkish constitution that were brought forward by the governing Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party. Now that the Turkish president Erdogan claimed victory, the office of the Prime Minister is expected to be abolished and the existing parliamentary system of government will … Continue reading Turkey, a Key American Ally, Takes a Step Towards an Islamist Dictatorship

Several Killed in Truck Bomb Attack in Stockholm, Sweden

The driver of the truck that crashed passers-by in central Stockholm on Friday committed an “attack” in which several people died, Swedish security services (Säpo) said. After hitting several people, the vehicle hit a store, and the wounded were being treated at the scene of the attack, according to the images broadcast by the television. “There are dead and many injured,” a security services spokeswoman, … Continue reading Several Killed in Truck Bomb Attack in Stockholm, Sweden

Why Le Pen will Lose and Fillon Will Likely Win

Fillon is pulling tactics out of the Trump playbook and it’s working. The Républicain candidate has dipped in the polls for allegedly paying his wife with taxpayer money for a job she never did. The scandal has been seen as a big setback for the radical conservative reformer. But Fillon has found a way to take advantage of the situation, by using the Trump tactic … Continue reading Why Le Pen will Lose and Fillon Will Likely Win