Here's my blog posts about European politics from my first year at SAIS. PostGlobal is a blog run by the Washington Post which unfortunately went on "extended vacation" last summer, but for the year before that they subcontracted their European coverage to SAIS students and I helped coordinate the project as the student leader in Bologna and wrote six commentary pieces. This was a great experience which I was thankful for but the headlines are sometimes vague so I sum them up:
July 27, 2009 - Resetting Russian Relations - actually this one is about German policy on Russia, and the difference between the political parties, it's related to a paper I did in the spring semester.
April 6, 2009 - Russia's Olympic Election - Boris Nemtsov, a Kremlin critic, ran for mayor of Sochi, the Black Sea resort town where the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held. So the race developed into a bit of a zoo with a lot of interesting characters. Nemtsov didn't win.
January 16, 2009 - Artwork, Toilets, and EU Identity - On the infamous Entropa art installment in Brussels by Czech artist David Černý.
January 7, 2009 - For New EU President, A Baffling Array of Challenges - The Czech Republic takes over the rotating presidency of the EU and copes with war in Gaza, the cutoff of gas to Ukraine and Eastern Europe, and Nicolas Sarkozy.
October 24, 2008 - Reason Rules in Tussle with Kremlin - McCain and Obama's stances on Russia compared, and what Russia and Georgia think of them.
October 14, 2008 - McCain Falls Plainly on Spain - John McCain gratuitously insults Spain, and what Nicolas Sarkozy, Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel, and Silvio Berlusconi think of the candidates McCain and Obama.