Victory at the Polls, but Trouble Ahead

Last week, elections in Ukraine were swept by a combination of parties all in favor of establishing closer ties with Europe.  Although this can be seen as nothing less than great news for Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, Chris Rodriguez cautions that darker times may be on the horizon for the Ukrainian leader if the situation in the east of the country isn’t brought under control soon.

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Balkan Tensions Revived by Soccer Stunt

At a soccer match between Albania and Serbia earlier this month in Belgrade, chaos broke out after fans of the visiting side perpetrated a bizarre stunt involving a miniature drone.  Jacob Brunell takes a closer look at what happened on the field that day, and what the consequences of the event’s aftermath will be on relations between the two historically estranged Balkan nations.  

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Under New Management

In his first year in office, Pope Francis has traveled far and wide, visiting the “Catholic periphery” and asserting the Church’s relevance in global politics.  Michael Alter examines how Francis has already done much more than his predecessors to keep the Church meaningful, not only to his own flock, but to others as well.  

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