Suffragio goes to Scandinavia


Andrew Sullivan isn’t the only one who wants a break from the blogging grind!norwaydenmark flag

I am leaving this afternoon for Denmark and Norway, meeting with friends and breathing in a (very cold) week and a  half of Nordic sensibility.

That means posting will be particularly light and quite possibly oriented toward Scandinavia and its policies and politics, but also its culture, history, music and food.

I’ll still be writing about matters — the Arabian peninsula is still sorting out from the fallout of last week’s royal succession in Saudi Arabia and ongoing tumult in Yemen, the showdown between Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, and the rest of Europe, and Italy’s presidential election will dominate headlines tomorrow and Friday. Slovenia holds a referendum on February 7 on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.

Next week, Delhi holds its legislative election, a real political test for both Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP and Narendra Modi’s BJP.

Of course, the big target for February will be Nigeria’s election, where former 1980s military leader and repeated presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari has a real shot at dislodging the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.

But through next week, Suffragio bids all of its reader God reise!

In the meanwhile, Suffragio has been nominated for Best Blog in the Online Achievement in International Studies awards. If you’re so inclined (and voting ends tomorrow), please email duckofminerva2015 at for a ballot. There are a ton of great writers out there, and the ‘Duckies’ are a great introduction to them all!

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