Why the French Election Could Save a United Europe

In 2016 the Populists won major victories with the Brexit vote in Britain and the election of Donald Trump to the White House. This year is even more important. The very fate of Europe will be decided this year, through the elections in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Here’s a look at whats happening in Europe.…

Brexit Still in Play: Another Look at What is to Come

Lost in the political firestorm of Donald Trump’s RussiaGate hearings comes the news that Queen Elizabeth gave her Royal Assent to the Brexit bill. Great Britain is now free to jump off the cliff created by the Brexit referendum last year, and Prime Minister Theresa May plans to take that jump on March 29. Here’s what could happen.…

The Syrian Catastrophe, Explained in 3 Minutes

The Syrian civil war started in 2011 on the heels of the Arab Spring. It has seen the creation of the Islamic State, half of the country’s residence displaced from their homes, and outside forces getting involved. This QuickTake on the state of Syria looks at how the war unfolded, the players involved, and where the conflict is headed.…

How Turkey Became a Nation Divided

A botched coup in July resulted in over 250 deaths as Turkey’s military attempted to overthrow its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He’s a divisive figure in a country that is politically and geographically torn between East and West. Bloomberg QuickTake explains what this means for the people of Turkey and the nation itself on the international stage.…