Catalonia: Autonomy at Risk as Madrid Threatens Direct Rule

Spain has officially dissolved Catalonia’s regional government and will be hosting new elections on December 21. Catalonia, however, with main contributors to its economy leaving the region, along with lack of EU and international support, faces major obstacles as leaders try to establish their newly declared independence.

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For Europe and Asia, There’s a New Sheriff in Town

John Mearsheimer argues that because the international order is an anarchic system in which no centralized authority exists to enforce peace and justice, states must utilize self-help against the uncertainty of other states’ intentions. The best way to do that is to amass as much relative power as possible – that is, to become a hegemon.

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US, EU Should See Economic Benefits of Refugee Influx

The President of the European Commission recently announced plans to proportionately distribute 120,000 refugees across the EU, as well as establishing an emergency fund for the crisis, with a starting price tag of $2.1 billion.Despite the high costs of accepting new individuals, I believe there are advantages to immigration that countries in the EU and the globe should be aware of.

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