German federal elections 2021: novelties and uncertainties

By Güney Roman Erturk*Guest Contributor In Germany, it’s “Superwahljahr“ (super election year). In short, this means that multiple elections will take place this year including federal elections, six states and two local elections. Nevertheless, all eyes are on the upcoming federal elections which means that this year is going to be both exciting and unpredictable.Continue reading “German federal elections 2021: novelties and uncertainties”

Bulgaria’s political crisis and its impact on North Macedonia’s EU accession 

By CJ Stowell*Guest Contributor Bulgaria is going to hold its third election of 2021, and North Macedonia is watching with anticipation. North Macedonia has been waiting for EU accession for over two decades, and after a painful compromise with Greece in 2019, the possibility of EU membership seemed within reach (Halasz, Labropoulou, and McKenzie 2019).Continue reading “Bulgaria’s political crisis and its impact on North Macedonia’s EU accession “

Sweden’s political crisis – what is happening?

By Jennifer BergmanEurope Analyst As a politically stable country, Swedish domestic politics is not usually the centre of focus on the international scene, but two weeks ago, the Nordic country entered into a political crisis. On Monday the 21st of June, the Swedish government passed a vote of no confidence for the Social Democratic rulingContinue reading “Sweden’s political crisis – what is happening?”

A Day to Remember: Mexico’s largest elections in history

By Gretel Cuevas VerdinLatin America Analyst Millions of voters across Mexico went to the polls last Sunday to participate in the largest election in Mexican history. With more than 21,000 contested positions in all three levels of government, this election represented the consolidation or fracture of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s political project. With allContinue reading “A Day to Remember: Mexico’s largest elections in history”

Israel election special: Netanyahu appeals to Arab-Israeli voters in a bid to cling to power

By Ömer Erkut Bulut Europe/MENA Analyst Israel is holding a general election for the fourth time in two years. The elections will be a referendum for the current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership. Although Benjamin Netanyahu could find a way of both retaining his post and avoiding a trial of corruption amidst the last twoContinue reading “Israel election special: Netanyahu appeals to Arab-Israeli voters in a bid to cling to power”

US Capitol Attack: What it means going forward

By Ian Teunissen van Manen North America Analyst  The events at the US Capitol building on January 6th will undoubtedly go down as one of the more shameful moments of US history. Horrific scenes of the Confederate flag being flown in the halls of the center of American Democracy will not soon be forgotten, norContinue reading “US Capitol Attack: What it means going forward”

Event special: “We love you”- Trump supports the end of U.S. democracy in 3 words

By Natalie Domaas After four years of continuous and dangerous rhetoric, the hate fuelled administration of Donald Trump has reached its zenith. On January 6th, 2021 the United States Capitol was stormed by pro-Trump protesters who descended upon Washington D.C. to try and stop U.S. Senators from confirming the electoral votes that would officially ratifyContinue reading “Event special: “We love you”- Trump supports the end of U.S. democracy in 3 words”

Event special: What we know so far on the US Capitol riot

By Gretel Cuevas While Congress convened to certify the electoral victory of Joe Biden, the United States Congress came under attack after hundreds of Trump supporters violently broke in. Holding arms and flags protesters entered the Capitol after President Trump ended his speech calling his supporters to march on Congress. After months of conspiracy theoriesContinue reading “Event special: What we know so far on the US Capitol riot”

The transition conundrum

By Ian Teunissen van Manen North America Analyst It is now almost two months since the 2020 U.S. General election, and there remain serious concerns over the coming transition of power in 2021. Though President-elect Joe Biden has definitively won, and the election results have been certified (Sherman 2020), Donald Trump has not conceded theContinue reading “The transition conundrum”