Venezuela Election Results

Dec. 7, 2015 The degree to which MUD can challenge President Nicola Maduro and redirect the Venezuelan government depends on how much of a majority it holds in the National Assembly.

French Far-Right Party Makes Gains

Dec. 7, 2015 The National Front achieved its best ever electoral performance in the first round of regional elections.

Biden Visits Ukraine

Dec. 7, 2015 The U.S. is likely concerned that Kiev could trigger a crisis in the region at a time when Washington is working to create a broad coalition, which includes Russia, to fight the Islamic State in Syria.

Turkey-Russia Dispute Intensifies

Dec. 7, 2015 In what amounts to an escalation of tensions between the two countries, Turkey has reportedly been delaying passage through the Bosporus Strait for Russian ships.

Poland and Nuclear Weapons

Dec. 6, 2015 Poland’s defense ministry has denied that the country wants to join NATO’s nuclear weapons program, even though the deputy defense minister previously said the country was considering hosting nuclear weapons.

Evaluating a Rumor About Islamic State

Dec. 5, 2015 A rumor has surfaced about a potential split in the Islamic State.

The Danish Vote and the European Crisis

Dec. 4, 2015 The Danish rejected a series of changes to Denmark’s laws in order to bring it into compliance with EU requirements, reflecting a growing challenge for the union.

Growing Instability in Tajikistan

Dec. 4, 2015 Challenges for the Tajik regime, from economic troubles to Islamic State activity, are growing, posing a risk both to the regime and the region’s stability.

German Approach to EU Border Control

Dec. 4, 2015 Germany is hoping to boost Europe’s external borders while allowing themselves the legal possibility to extend controls along its own borders.

The Ukrainian Mystery

Dec. 3, 2015 After the sabotage of power lines caused an electricity shortage in Crimea, the Ukrainian government displayed a fairly casual attitude toward the matter, given that the shortage directly challenges Russia’s position in Crimea.

Presidential Impeachment Motion in Brazil

Dec. 3, 2015 A motion for impeachment of the president has been initiated but, even if successful, this will not solve Brazil’s critical economic problems.

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