The presence of military weapons in the Nov. 13 attacks confounded observers, but their use has been common for years. The EU must strengthen its firearms policy, streamlining legislation across member states, cracking down on decommissioned weapons and controlling elements used in explosives.
Karina Piser Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Global InsiderLast month, the Moldovan Parliament ousted Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet’s government, weeks after a former prime minister was arrested as part of an investigation into the country’s billion-dollar bank scandal. In an email interview, Balázs Jarábik discussed Moldova’s fight against corruption.
The Editors Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Global InsiderThe Swiss government announced last week that there is not sufficient reason to implement border checks to prevent attacks by Islamic extremists, following the Paris attacks. In an email interview, Céline Bauloz discussed Switzerland’s refugee policy and response to the ongoing refugee crisis.
The Editors Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
Maria Savel Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
Global InsiderSince the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the biggest multilateral trade deal in recent years, was agreed to last month, the response in Singapore has been muted. In an email interview, Deborah Elms, executive director of the Asian Trade Centre, discussed the TPP’s expected impact on Singapore’s economy.
The Editors Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Karina Piser Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Global InsiderLast month, the U.K. announced new measures designed to prevent the radicalization of Muslim youth in Britain. In an email interview, Christopher Baker-Beall, a senior lecturer in international relations at Nottingham Trent University, discussed the U.K.’s counterterrorism and counter-extremism policies.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
Judah Grunstein Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
In ContextThe latest figures released by the United Nations indicate that Colombia has retaken the title of world’s largest cocaine producer, with some 69,000 hectares of land used for growing coca. After years of declining production, the U.N. estimates cocaine production in Colombia will increase by 52 percent this year.
Maria Savel Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Frederick Deknatel Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Maria Savel Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015