Europe’s Migrant Crisis: an overview

WARNING: this article contains images some may find disturbing With the big news stories in recent weeks focusing on the debilitating sit-ins at a Budapest train station, the discovery of the bodies of 71 migrants in the back of a truck in Austria, and the heartbreaking images of a three-year-old Syrian boy found dead on a resort beach in Turkey, the world has once again been … Continue reading Europe’s Migrant Crisis: an overview

China in the new century: why the PRC may eventually democratize

To many political economy scholars, the 21st Century belongs to, for all intents and purposes, the East Asian region. Nowhere else on Earth have nation states exploded with such sudden and rapid economic growth and a general rise in living standards as in places like Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and of course the heavyweight People’s Republic of China (PRC). As such, many also are … Continue reading China in the new century: why the PRC may eventually democratize