Social and political issues

social and political issues



Papal peacemakers
Andrew Liaugminas and Sheila Liaugminas | 18 December 2014 |
tags: diplomacy, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.


Inside the Russian bear
George Friedman | 17 December 2014 |
tags: foreign affairs, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine, United States
The strength of the Russian people is that they can endure suffering that would break other nations.


Poverty, the rule of law, and human flourishing
Samuel Gregg | 08 December 2014 |
tags: human dignity, poverty, rule of law
Poverty can only be reduced in societies which are governed by the rule of law.


Taking the strategic intelligence model to Moscow
George Friedman | 03 December 2014 |
tags: international affairs, strategic intelligence, Stratfor
Strategic forecasting and analysis depends on things hidden in clear sight.


What ails Europe?
Margriet Krijtenburg | 01 December 2014 |
tags: Christianity, European identity, European Union, Pope Francis
Pope Francis says that it is weariness, ageing and loneliness.


Civic trust and my friend José
Ryan Shinkel | 28 November 2014 |
tags: civic trust, corruption, Mexico
The disappearance of 43 Mexican students reminds us that civic trust is a legacy we cannot take for granted.


The Islamic State reshapes the Middle East
George Friedman | 26 November 2014 |
tags: Islamic State, Middle East, terrorism, Turkey
Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US have all been deeply affected by the success of the terrorists.


Love, wisdom and wonder: three reasons to celebrate philosophy
Matthew Beard | 21 November 2014 |
tags: philosophy
Philosophy is born of the very basic human disposition toward asking questions.


India’s war on women turns deadly
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 November 2014 |
tags: India, population control, sterilisation camps
Thirteen women have died as a result of the latest mass sterilisation camp.


25 years on, a united Germany mixes success and struggle
Daniel Hough | 12 November 2014 |
tags: Berlin Wall, Germany
Contemporary Germany is legally united but psychologically still divided.


‘White’ identity in a multicultural world
Zac Alstin | 04 November 2014 |
tags: Australia, genocide, racism
Bizarre claims of 'white genocide' in Australia are the result of our increasingly globalised society.


Will gambling be good for Massachusetts?
Gerda Reith | 04 November 2014 |
tags:
Across the map, local communities are protesting the global expansion of casinos.


Denial kills you twice: Canada’s response to terrorism
Harley J. Sims | 03 November 2014 |
tags: Canada, Islamist attacks, security
Some people cannot and will not accept that Canada has been attacked by Islamic terrorists.


An intellectual journey: dodging the culture wars, thinking for myself
Zac Alstin | 30 October 2014 |
tags: conservatism, philosophy, socialism, truth
If we want to find the truth we have to resist the temptation of simply picking a side.


Principle, rigor and execution matter in US foreign policy
George Friedman | 29 October 2014 |
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Henry Kissinger
Not since the end of the Cold War has the US had a president with a deep understanding of history.


Dangers for export giants Germany and China
George Friedman | 22 October 2014 |
tags: China, geopolitics, Germany
Around the globe, many fear a major readjustment of politics and economies.


The final dismissal
Michael Cook | 21 October 2014 |
tags: Australia, Australian politics
Gough Whitlam, the charismatic protagonist of Australia's most momentous constitutional crisis, has died at 98.


Looking where Gaudi looked
Carolyn Moynihan and Jordi Picazo | 20 October 2014 |
tags: Antoni Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia
The architectural genius behind the most extraordinary church in the world was the subject of a recent international congress.


Saving ourselves from Ebola
Simon Rushton | 15 October 2014 |
tags: Africa, developing countries, Ebola, security
Nine months into Ebola crisis it's sad we're taking more notice because of 'threat' to West


Admirable Nobel decision unlikely to spur India-Pakistan peace
Saleem Ali | 14 October 2014 |
tags: India, Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistan
The history of the prize in galvanising peace between acrimonious countries is very discouraging.


Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: the prize and peril of Kirkuk
Reva Bhalla | 08 October 2014 |
tags: Middle East, Stratfor, Turkey
The Turkish government is looking at Iraq and Syria in a way similar to its stance almost a century ago. .


The critical challenge of gender equality
Zac Alstin | 08 October 2014 |
tags: gender equality, violence against women
We need to critique the excesses of new social orthodoxies from a considered position.


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