On Tuesday, Ukraine’s right-wing Radical Party announced it was leaving the ruling coalition over a bill that would give more power to the country’s regions. That has put President Petro Poroshenko in a tight spot, but the West is doing little to help, content to maintain an unsustainable status quo.
The discovery last week of the bodies of 71 migrants inside a truck in Austria moved the tragedy of illegal migration into Europe back into the spotlight. Although many commentators have pointed the finger at the EU’s failings to manage the crisis, much of the analysis has been incomplete.
As Spain heads into general elections this fall, all eyes are on two new political parties threatening to upend the political establishment: Podemos, the fiery left-wing movement, and Ciudadanos, or Citizens, often referred to as “the Podemos of the right.” Despite opposing politics, they have much in common.