Marko Ceperkovic
Marko Ceperkovic

As Policy Advisor at the U.S. House of Representatives Marko is dealing with Foreign Affairs, Defense, Immigration and Human Rights issues. At the same time he is a fellow at Johns Hopkins SAIS, participating in the Aitchison Public Service Fellowship in Government. Before coming to Washington, Marko lived in France, studying at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. As former Executive Director's Assistant at Helsinki Committee for Human Rights he led Human Rights Schools for Western Balkans, while at the same time presiding over the Commission for Youth Rights in Serbia.

Nov. 2, 2013

The NSA Scandal is Turning Germany and the U.S. Into Bickering 12-Year-Olds

While Europe is getting infuriated about the NSA activities across the ocean, the Obama administration is throwing gasoline on the fire by criticizing the German economic model.

Sept. 30, 2013

Here's Why Republicans Can't Stop Obamacare — Even If They Shut Down the Government

After the shutdown, many government services will continue running. The reason why this is the case can be found in mandatory spending provisions.
Sept. 24, 2013

Government Shutdown 2013: How to Prepare For Next Tuesday

The Obama administration already issued a statement to begin planning for a partial shutdown. Should we fear?
Sept. 11, 2013

Did John Kerry Just Solve the Syrian Crisis by Accident?

This gaffe by Kerry has a high chance of becoming the solution to the crisis about American military intervention against the Syrian government.
June 19, 2013

G8 Summit 2013: Why Hold a Summit In Rural Northern Ireland?

The G8 Summit was held in Northern Ireland this week. Considering the high price that was paid in order to secure the summit, the question of why it was held in Enniskillen arises.
April 23, 2013

France Gay Marriage Bill: Why the Country Was Divided On It

France became the 14th country to adopt gay marriage on Tuesday, but violent protests on both sides of the debate reflected the divisions in France.

April 10, 2013

Unemployment Rates: U.S. Millennials Might Have a Brighter Future Than Their European Counterparts

Last week, Eurostat, the statistical agency of the EU, published a report on worryingly high unemployment in the Euro zone: over 12%. Could Americans pull ahead of Europe as a result?
Feb. 3, 2013

UK Referendum On EU Membership: Why "Brexit" is Nonsensical and It Will Never Happen

The reasons why Britain should stay in the European Union are numerous and by far overcome the contra arguments.
Jan. 31, 2013

Chuck Hagel Hearing: 4 Ways He Would Affect the Iran-Israel Conflict

After Chuck Hagel was nominated for defense secretary, many went public with the premise that his nomination will represent a dramatic shift in U.S. policy toward Iran and Israel. Is it true?
Jan. 18, 2013

War With Iran is Only One Option, Says Israeli Ambassador to France

There are several routes to establishing peace in the Middle East that avoid war with Iran. Diplomacy top among them, says Israeli ambassador.
Jan. 5, 2013

Hillary Clinton Deserves an A+ For Leaving the State Department Better Than She Found It

Under Hillary Clinton's leadership, both the State Department and America have regained respect and influence around the world.

Dec. 15, 2012

Sandy Hook Shooting: Is It Time to Change the Second Amendment?

After the events of Friday's Sandy Hook tragedy it is time to fully address the issues with the Second Amendment. In fact, it is time to change it.
Dec. 10, 2012

Syria War: Why Vladimir Putin is the Key to Ending this Crisis

After Russian interests have been secured, Russia will be ready to lift the dam that is currently saving Mr. Assad from drowning and end the crisis.
Nov. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2012: Why Greece Has Already Fallen Over Theirs, and What Can Be Done to Fix It

Greece officially fell down the fiscal cliff. However, EU leaders were there to save it from doom before, and they will do the same again because Greece is too important to fail.
Nov. 6, 2012

Russia Supports Barack Obama: Putin and Kremlin Support President Obama

Russia has openly supported Obama. Even though the U.S. - Russia relations were not perfect with Obama Administration, Russians believe that Romney would be even more difficult to deal with.
Nov. 6, 2012

American Election Results: The World Stands Behind Barack Obama

As the elections come close, and now it is the only matter of hours, most of the world stands behind Obama. However, Americans will decide and everything Europeans can do is to send their plea.

Nov. 2, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls Show Obama at 80 Percent, In Europe

If President Barack Obama were standing for re-election in Europe rather than the United States he would romp to an easy victory over his Republican rival Mitt Romney, according to recent polls.
Sept. 12, 2012

Germany Court Ruling Will Save the Euro Zone

A German court has ruled in favor of the German participation in the ESM and therefore made it possible for European recovery to commence.
Aug. 27, 2012

Anders Breivik Sentence in Norway is a Triumph for Human Rights

With the 21-year sentence, human rights have won in Europe by keeping us away from the dark ages of the death sentence.
June 19, 2012

Greek Election Results: How Will New Democracy Help Greece Out of the Euro Crisis?

New Democracy may have won the election in Greece, but stability in the country is not going to be achieved easily. Austerity is the only solution.