Kieran Verboven
Kieran Verboven

Like almost everyone else here I am very interested in politics and public policy. I am willing to engage in discussions on any topic related to global issues. I studied History and International Relations at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. I currently work as a consultant in immigration, global migration, and refugee matters.

June 11, 2012

Spain Bailout Shows Why Greece Euro Exit Would Lead to Eurozone Crisis

Greece's exit from the euro zone would destroy it, and leading members should do whatever is necessary to keep Greece in, at whatever cost.

June 5, 2012

Mexico Elections 2012: Brutal Drug War Awaits Frontrunner Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico`s next president, Enrique Pena Nieto, will have to control a rise in violent crime and corruption if he wants to curb the country`s long drug war.
May 27, 2012

Greece Leaving the Euro Seems Likely as Governments Create Back-Up Plans

'Grexit' should be seen as certain, given the fact that almost half of EU governments are beginning to set up contingency plans to protect themselves.
May 25, 2012

Euro Crisis Deepens: EU Summit in Brussels Finds No Solutions

the future of the economy of Europe has never been more volatile, and it the fear that investors feel towards it is the result more of political machinations than anything else.
May 23, 2012

Angela Merkel Kills Eurobonds Idea at EU Summit in Brussels

As EU countries gather on Wednesday in Brussels, without Germany's approval, Euro bonds will almost certainly not be issued.
May 16, 2012

Greek Elections 2012: Greece Likely to Leave EU Unless They Change Austerity Stance

The resolve of the German government, and the protective measures put in place by the European Union make it likely that Greece will be ejected from the EU.

May 11, 2012

Al-Qaeda's Evolving Terror Tactics Pose a Major Threat to the U.S.

One year after Bin Laden’s assassination the recent underwear bomb plot shows that the threat of terrorism still exists and continues to evolve.
May 9, 2012

French and Greek Election Results Spark Movement for Anti-Austerity in Europe

After winning the French presidential election, Francois Hollande has emerged as the leader of a new anti-austerity movement in Europe.
May 5, 2012

4 Reasons Why the French 2012 Elections Are Important to All of Us

The French presidential election is one of the most important in the country’s history, its affects will reach well beyond its borders and impact the economy and politics of the rest of the world
May 2, 2012

Protests in Malaysia Demand the Rise of Free Elections and the Fall of Barisan Nasional

The recent protests in Malaysia, demonstrate that the ruling Barisan Nasional collation has lost legitimacy and must step down in favor of free, fair, and open elections.
May 2, 2012

French Election 2012: Marine Le Pen Won't Endorse Nicolas Sarkozy, But He Can Still Win

Sarkozy didn't receive the far right wing candidate's endorsement, but he may not even need it to win.

April 26, 2012

French Election Odds: Marine Le Pen Can Make Sarkozy the Winner

Though he is lagging behind his main oponent, Nicolas Sarkozy can still turn arround the upcoming French election. It comes down to what will be the main issue, economy or nationalism.
April 23, 2012

In Greek Debt Crisis, New Potato Movement Shows Karl Marx Theory Alive and Well

Greece has used Karl Marx's Labour Theory of Value to reignite their economic recovery.
April 16, 2012

How to Escape from North Korea Alive

Current policies in North Korea have made it easier for defectors to seek protection in South Korea and the West. However, the journey still remains perilous and many do not make it.
April 12, 2012

Indonesia Earthquake Rattles Nerves in Region With Recent Memories of Tsunami Disaster

The earthquake that struck in the Indian Ocean Wednesday morning brought memories of past devastation and fear of another tsunami. But, geophysics and proper preparation prevented disaster.
April 10, 2012

Viktor Bout, the 'Merchant of Death,' a Case Study for Business Ethics

The recent conviction and sentencing of infamous weapons dealer Viktor Bout represents a new era in international business ethics and power politics.