On the 3rd and 10th December of 2017, the Corsicans were called upon to vote in order to elect the 51 members of the Corsican Assembly who in turn would elect the Executive Council of Corsica. This vote followed the 2015 election which finalised the planned creation of a single region within Corsica; the merge of the two departments of the island: Haute-Corse and Corse-Du-Sud, taking effect from the 1st of January 2018.
The formation of the Serbian state and development of competing forms of Serbian nationalism at the beginning of the 20th century, prior to the calamitous visit of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Princess Sophie of Hohenberg to Sarajevo, have their genesis in the century of nation-building which followed Serbia’s founding.
How did it happen that the Jews and the Czechs were labelled as the "enemies of the Slovak nation" by its highest authority and member of the Church at the same time?
The Taiwan issue is concerned with the political status of Taiwan: whether it should reunify with Mainland China, declare independence as Republic of Taiwan, or maintain the status quo of being de facto independent but de jure remaining within the ‘One China’ framework.
Whenever we think about Singapore, one of the first things that comes to mind tends to be that it is a highly developed country, with modern, and sometimes absurd, architecture and structures that make up its cityscape. However, we often overlook Singapore’s high level of military expenditure.
News today are rife with articles and analyses of Turkey’s renewed conflict with Kurdish secessionists in its South Eastern province. However, what we have not seen reflected on the media are the cultural implications of this reignited conflict over the Kurdish minority. Specifically, the Turkish government’s project towards limiting Kurdish language from the public space.
Since the 2000s, the Schweizerische Volkspartei (SVP – Swiss People’s Party) has become strongly involved in debates on immigrants, citizenship, and the integration of foreigners.
Something has been absent from Brexit commentary and discourse. We’ve heard plenty about the single-market debate, the rights of EU citizens in Britain, the perplexing Irish border issue and the looming spectre of Nicola Sturgeon’s Indyref2. But little has been said about the plainly apparent rise of a distinctively English national identity and its role in this saga – and yes, I do mean English.