Politics & Policy

We are delighted to present our first ever article exchange with another publication: Politics & Policy from Northwestern University. It was founded on August 1st 2010 by four students wanting to raise the tone of political debate on their campus, by creating a non-partisan platform where politically minded students could publish rigourous and academically informed … Continue reading Politics & Policy

Trump and Trade

One of the first official decisions that Donald Trump made after his inauguration was to withdraw US support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Mr Trump argued throughout the election that the pact, and many other global trade deals, was harmful to American companies and American workers and that he would withdraw from it immediately. He … Continue reading Trump and Trade

Angela Merkel’s Test

Germany recently held federal elections for the Bundestag, the national parliament. The center-right Christian Democrat Union (CDU) gained 33% of the vote, essentially securing Angela Merkel’s fourth term as chancellor. The Social Democrats (SPD) secured 20.5% votes, retaining their position as the Bundestag’s second largest party. However, both parties saw their vote share drop precipitously … Continue reading Angela Merkel’s Test

Fake News in Europe

Rarely has the truth been more subjective. The victory of businessman-turned-politician Donald Trump in November blindsided many people, causing journalists and political scientists to wonder what they might have missed. One phenomenon some have pointed to to explain Mr Trump’s surprising triumph has been the rise of so-called fake news on the internet. An analysis … Continue reading Fake News in Europe

It Takes Two to Tango

As American tech companies contend with strict scrutiny from Congress in the wake of the 2016 election, several have already been harassed by European regulators. During the past year, Amazon and Google were slapped with massive fines, continuing a trend of EU hostility toward major American tech companies. Google was hit with a €2.4 billion … Continue reading It Takes Two to Tango