On the third of September, 16 million Germans watched a TV debate between incumbent German chancellor Angela Merkel from the Christian Democrats (CDU) and her contestant Martin Schulz from the Social Democrats (SPD). The debate took place three weeks before the federal election on September 24. Much has been said about the debate. Most viewers…

Last October, the Lebanese parliament elected a new president ending a two-and-a-half-year power vacuum that had crippled the functioning of the government. Just over six months later, Lebanon was drifting into yet another political crisis that could leave the country without a functioning parliament. Fortunately last month, the country’s cabinet approved a new electoral law,…

The first round of the French presidential elections will take place tomorrow and the way things stand at the moment, the competition will be between Marine Le Pen (Front National), Emmanuel Macron (En Marche!), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (La France insoumise) and François Fillon (Les Républicains). Macron’s campaign is probably the most unlikely of all campaigns, with…

On December 6th, 2015 a nationwide referendum was held in Armenia. People voted for or against constitutional reforms. “No” got only 32% of the vote and “yes” got 63%. Notably, there were significant differences in outcome within the country, “No” mostly won in major cities and “Yes” in small regions. As a result, the opposition…

The American higher education system was greatly impacted by the economic downturn in 2007. For many public universities, insurmountable budget cuts caused institutions across the country to inflate tuition costs and cut spending. As a result, students have been forced to bear the brunt of college tuition costs, which have risen by 1,120 percent since…