The View from the UN General Assembly 2015: What They Really Said

[Ed. Note]: For this guest post, I invited fellow international relations blogger Sarah Bruso to help break down this month’s United Nations General Assembly meetings. Sarah and I met through a recent WordPress Blogging 201 course, and I really admired her ability to break down complex international negotiations into fun, relatable skits that distill countries into distinct…

The EU’s Migrant Plan: A Defining Moment for Europe

The Story Three weeks after a boat sinking caused the deaths of 800 people seeking to reach Europe, the European Union (EU) announced its response to the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean Sea on May 13.The European Agenda on Migration seeks to reduce the flow of illegal migrants coming to Europe, and to share responsibility for migrants that do…

Front Page News: April 6, 2015

Good morning Pine Tree Republic citizens! In our Front Page News features, I share 3-5 of the top news stories from the past week and discuss the broader global context in which they occurred. Each post concludes with questions to follow in the coming days and weeks to better understand how today’s news shapes tomorrow’s world. As always,…