What is behind the latest unrest in Northern Ireland?

What is behind the latest unrest in Northern Ireland?

By Peter Geoghegan This is not a return to the Troubles. But peace cannot truly be achieved until lives improve says Peter Geoghegan.  The first job I had that was not paid by the hour was at a sectarian interface in Derry. It was 2008 – a decade after the Good Friday...
What is behind the political unrest in Belarus? 🔊

What is behind the political unrest in Belarus? 🔊

On August 9, 2020, Belarussian voters went to the polls in a presidential election. Long-time president Alexander Lukashenko who has governed the nation since 1994 and who is often called Europe’s last dictator claimed victory. Lukashenko announced he had won the...
Nobody expects the Spanish … Coronavirus?

Nobody expects the Spanish … Coronavirus?

By Justine Pillay Spain was amongst the nations hardest hit by the pandemic and, despite the uneasiness surrounding Sánchez’s late response to the crisis, even by his hardline supporters, Spain is on its way to recovery. On a Thursday evening in Salamanca, the...
What happens when a nation’s leader is a doctor?

What happens when a nation’s leader is a doctor?

By Malcolm Campbell When Ireland’s Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, offered his resignation to President Michael D. Higgins on 20 February, little did he realise the responsibility that lay ahead. Varadkar’s Fine Gael party had lost twelve seats in Ireland’s national election...
Is political change coming to Putin’s Russia? 🔊

Is political change coming to Putin’s Russia? 🔊

Major political change is happening in Russia right now as President Vladimir Putin announced significant constitutional changes in his annual address to the nation. The amendments Putin put forward included term limits for the president, more authority for parliament...