For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of world-famous museums, delectable cuisine, and historic cities studded with iconic monuments and vibrant cafés. However, Europe is also home to some truly stunning stretches of wilderness
The late 1960s, with the explosion of youth movements, the Vietnam War, and the transformation of popular culture, offered a grand opportunity for the reinvention of self. So, too, did the late 1980s, particularly in East-Central Europe.
Certainly 1989 was a watershed year for politicians, political scientists, and human rights activists in East-Central Europe. But the people that really must have felt the ground shake beneath their feet were: real estate developers.
Think of the eventual incorporation of ten former Communist countries in the years after the end of the Cold War. Think of the incorporation of Portugal, Spain, and Greece growing out of an earlier "Europe"-inspired round of regime change.
With it's picturesque villages, laid-back lifestyle and world-famous cuisine, it's no wonder that the Mediterranean has been a go-to destination for summertime travelers for years. Here's a list of the top hidden beaches, tucked away in secluded corners and closely guarded by locals.
The colonial relationship was reasonably straightforward. The empire dictated terms to the colony, and the colonial administration carried out the orders. The neo-colonial relationship is somewhat more complicated.
In 2010, the European Court on Human Rights had its Brown vs. Board of Education moment when it ruled that separating Roma and non-Roma students in the Croatian school system was tantamount to discrimination based on ethnicity.
There are a lot of special effects in the HBO blockbuster fantasy series Game of Thrones, but one thing that's never faked is the spectacular scenery. Here's our guide to where your favorite scenes were shot in real life.
The president of the U.N. General Assembly decided to hold an all day debate on whether international justice promoted reconciliation. But his real purpose was to undermine a war crimes tribunal on the former Yugoslavia because of a perceived bias towards Serbs.
A public debate at the UN on April 10 will serve up a revisionist denial of the worst killings in Europe since the end of World War II: the ethnic slaughter in the former Yugoslavia that horrified the world in the 1990s.
To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.
It has not been easy for the countries of East-Central Europe to establish stable, functioning democracies. Strong-arm leaders -- like Victor Orban in Hungary or, until recently, Vaclav Klaus in the Czech Republic -- have persistent appeal.