The United Kingdom will hold a referendum on Thursday on whether Britain should leave the European Union. If there is high voter turnout, “there is no question that the ‘remain’ side will easily win,” predicts Northeastern’s Mai’a K. Davis Cross, an expert on European politics. Cross also cautions that a vote to leave could also “trigger the breakup of the United Kingdom.”
Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned last week as the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) amid allegations of sexual assault in New York City — leading to larger questions of how this will affect French politics and financial matters across Europe. Natalie Bormann, a visiting assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, assesses the implications of this situation and the media coverage that followed.