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Europe’s malaise: the new normal?

George Friedman | 20 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Europe, European Union, Stratfor
Europe has been mired in an economic crisis of slow growth and high unemployment for half a decade now.

In Europe’s schools, national values infringe religious freedom

Olivier Roy | 27 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Europe, identity politics, religious liberty, secularism
A national (secular) identity is not the answer to religious fundamentalism.

Why the West is different

Nick Spencer | 08 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Europe, Western values
Christian convictions generated the foundations of liberalism and the West’s idea of itself.

The dependent generation

Shannon Roberts | 27 March 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Europe, family, fertility rates, youth unemployment

Wolves are on the comeback

Marcus Roberts | 07 January 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: declining population, Europe, Japan, recession, rural depopulation, Spain

Is Europe discriminating against Christians?

Martin Kugler | 25 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianophobia, Edict of Milan, Europe, religious discrimination
1700 years after the Edict of Milan, religious intolerance is still a problem, even if the platitudes flow thick and fast.

Europe, unemployment and instability

George Friedman | 07 March 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Europe, financial crisis, Stratfor, unemployment
The European crisis is no longer finance but the devastating effects of unemployment.

Challenges for post-election US foreign policy

George Friedman | 14 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, Europe, US foreign policy
Following the presidential election, the United States faces a difficult foreign-policy balancing act in a changing world order.

Mexicans are no longer throwing themselves at the fence

Marcus Roberts | 18 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, Europe, immigration, minorities, USA
The melting pot of the USA is continuing to bubble away.

Europe battles hate crimes against Christians

Béatrice Stevenson | 27 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianophobia, Europe
Vilification, violence and discrimination are still a reality in the 21st century.

Ageing Europe’s future as a “cultural theme park”

Marcus Roberts | 09 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, Europe, population decline
A new book points to the demographic implosion behind the eurozone crisis.

The happiness of believing

Alejo Jose G. Sison and Juncal Cuñado | 06 December 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Europe, happiness, religion
Europeans who belong to a religion report higher levels of happiness than those who do not.

How do religious belief and practice affect Europeans’ happiness?

Juncal Cuñado and Alejo Jose G. Sison | 29 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, Europe, happiness, religion
Europe is often described as a godless wasteland. That's not what the statistics show.

Why ‘splitting’ motherhood is against the rights of the child

Iona Institute | 08 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: donor gametes, Europe, motherhood
Austria, Germany and Italy, among other countries, ban the use of donated eggs because they believe it is wrong to split motherhood between a biological mother, a genetic mother, and possibly a social mother as well. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled they are entitled to such a ban.

A crisis of political economy

George Friedman | 10 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, Europe, Stratfor, US
The global financial crisis is an economic problem that has triggered a political problem, which in turn is making the economic problem worse.

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