Brett Smiley


Greek Prime Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote Over Macedonia Name Change 1

Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras survived a no-confidence vote following the withdrawal of the nationalist ANEL party from the ruling coalition led by his Syriza party. The withdrawal was in protest to the progression of the Prespa Agreement between Greece and Macedonia, which aimed to settle the longstanding name dispute […]


How An Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church Could Have Geopolitical Ramifications 1

In October, Eastern Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Bartholomew I declared the Ukrainian Church’s independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. The Istanbul-based leader, considered “first amongst equals,” granted the Ukrainian Church a “Tomos of Autocephaly,” which allows the Ukrainian Church full independence. This has resulted in the largest schism in the […]