international affairs

international affairs



Scotland’s “no” vote befits a melancholy nationalism
Gerry Simpson | 19 September 2014 |
tags: nationalism, Scotland
An expatriate British Scot's prediction has proved correct, though it cost him some angst.


Putin strides forward into the 19th Century
Josh Alstin | 19 September 2014 |
tags: Russia, Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin is not a new Stalin, but he does have the mindset of a Czar.


Doing justice to Ian Paisley
Michael Kirke | 18 September 2014 |
tags: Nothern Ireland, obituaries
Forgiveness, yes, but the honest recording of memory has its own moral imperative.


The implications of a “yes” vote for Scotland’s independence
George Friedman | 17 September 2014 |
tags: nation-state, nationalism, Scotland, Stratfor
Does separation foreshadow the break-up of the nation-state model?


The global citizen without a country?
Daniel E. Ritchie | 12 September 2014 |
tags: citizenship, human nature, human rights
Today’s global citizenship movement emphasizes human rights disconnected from the history of any particular nation.


The virtue of subtlety: a U.S. strategy against the Islamic State
George Friedman | 10 September 2014 |
tags: ISIS, Stratfor, US foreign policy
The American strategy in the Middle East is fixed: allow powers in the region to balance against each other. When that fails, intervene.


Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea strategy
George Friedman | 04 September 2014 |
tags: Iraq, Stratfor, Ukraine
It is essential for the US to think in terms of a coherent center of gravity of operations.


Iraq and Syria follow Lebanon’s precedent
George Friedman | 28 August 2014 |
tags: Iraq, Middle East, Stratfor, Syria
A strong case can be made that the nation states created a century ago in the Middle East are now defunct.


The urgency of peace
Michael Cook | 25 August 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, peace
Peace between Israel and Hamas must be founded on justice, not merely a cessation of hostilities.


Europe’s malaise: the new normal?
George Friedman | 20 August 2014 |
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.


Play it again, Sam
Mark Beeson | 18 August 2014 |
tags: clash of civilizations, Islam
The late Samuel Huntington's claim that we face a clash of civilizations needs to be dusted off.


Israel’s stated aims in Gaza make no sense…
Stephen Chan | 31 July 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel
...and cannot secure a just future.


The Hamas government in Gaza has always been a tragic mess
Stephen Chan | 31 July 2014 |
tags:
But to describe Hamas as merely a terrorist group is to miss its complexities.


A war which can have no outcome
George Friedman | 30 July 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Palestine
Neither Israel nor Hamas believes that this will bring an end to their conflict.


Can Putin survive?
George Friedman | 23 July 2014 |
tags: Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
Russia's strongman is far from finished, but events in Ukraine have weakened his position.


When will the rivers of hatred run dry?
Michael Cook | 22 July 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine, peace
Can Barack Obama earn his Nobel Peace Prize retrospectively by bringing peace to Israel?


Reflections on an unforgiving day
George Friedman | 18 July 2014 |
tags: Israel, Palestine, Russia, Stratfor, Ukraine
What links the twin tragedies of a downed plane over the Ukraine and Israel's invasion of Gaza?


Gaza situation report
George Friedman | 14 July 2014 |
tags: ethics of warfare, Hamas, Israel, Palestine
Hamas and Israel are playing a deadly game with no clear outcome.


The Sunni Ramadan offensive and the lessons of Tet
George Friedman | 02 July 2014 |
tags: Iraq, jihadists, syria
Sunni jihadists have won a propaganda victory. But can they maintain their momentum?


The US has unfinished business in Ukraine and Iraq
George Friedman | 25 June 2014 |
tags: Barack Obama, Dwight Eisenhower, Iraq, Ukraine
If Obama needs a role model, let him look to the subtle and experienced Dwight Eisenhower.


An agenda for the new King of Spain
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 June 2014 |
tags: family values, monarchy, Spain
Felipe VI has taken over - here are some of the things he needs to do.


The intrigue lying behind Iraq’s jihadist uprising
Reva Bhalla | 19 June 2014 |
tags: Iraq, jihadists, oil industry, Stratfor
There are as many winners as there are losers in the Iraq game.


Page 1 of 8 :  1 2 3 >  Last ›

Follow MercatorNet
Facebook
Twitter
Newsletters
Sections and Blogs
Harambee
PopCorn
Conjugality
Careful!
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
Bioedge
Conniptions (the editorial)
Connecting
Information
our ideals
our People
our contributors
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
donate
New Media Foundation
Suite 12A, Level 2
5 George Street
North Strathfield NSW 2137
Australia

editor@mercatornet.com
+61 2 8005 8605
skype: mercatornet

© New Media Foundation 2014 | powered by Encyclomedia | designed by Elleston