Rust Belt States: the key to Trump’s victory

Photo credits: The Wall Street Journal. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin. Four states that together accounted for 64 of Donald Trump’s 304 Electoral College votes (306 if it weren’t for two faithless electors in Texas). Without these states, all four of which voted for Obama in 2012, Trump would not have secured the presidency. So why […]

The Crisis in Catalonia: Perspectives on Europe

Image credits: The​ ​Catalan​ ​Crisis​ ​is​ ​a​ ​story​ ​of​ ​incompetence​ ​and​ ​arrogance​ ​on​ ​both​ ​sides.​ ​The​ ​Catalan​ ​Assembly​ ​acted petulantly​ ​and​ ​rashly​ ​in​ ​holding​ ​an​ ​un-sanctioned​ ​referendum​ ​whilst​ ​the​ ​Spanish​ ​government exacerbated​ ​the​ ​situation​ ​by​ ​using​ ​force​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​people​ ​from​ ​voting.​ ​The​ ​situation​ ​now​ ​has​ ​appeared to​ ​have​ ​stabilised​ ​in​ ​a​ ​large​ ​part​ […]