Ukraine: Crimea, post-Russia takeover
Burma: Will a leadership change make any difference?
Brazil: Corruption’s continuing cost
Greece: If the current agreement is just the same old, same old, what will it take to get an economic stimulus to jump start the Greek economy?
One of the key political science concepts is core/periphery – a central area that thrives and peripheral areas that don’t thrive as much. Note the EU countries with post-crash problems – Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland. See a pattern there?
Notice a pattern with the ones near the EU? (Are they peripheral to the EU – or to Russia?)