social and political issues
Philippines population control law gets judicial green light
A so-called reproductive health law is “not unconstitutional” says the Supreme Court. But the new contraceptive era could easily become so.
US defence policy in the wake of the Ukrainian affair
Rethinking American strategy in the framework of conventional war against enemies fighting on their own terrain.
Russia and the US negotiate the future of Ukraine
When something must get done, the number to call is still in the USA.
American strategy after Ukraine
The US cannot confine itself to meaningless gestures like sanctions on 20 Russian oligarchs.
Quebec gears up for a momentous election
By supporting both euthanasia and secularism, the Parti Québécois threatens to tear Canada apart.
Why did Russia do it?
A powerful country which feels insecure and unprotected can make moves which seem illogical.
With Syria at war, Lebanon is bursting
Across the border, refugees are living in misery.
Is it right that they come?
A British economist shows that migrants as well as hosts can be big losers from migration.
Fukushima: a man-made disaster
When the 2011 tsunami hit a Japanese nuclear plant it was officialdom that went into meltdown, according to a new book.
Should the West trade Crimea for the Ukraine?
If Putin wins the round, he will still lose the game.
Annexation ‘calls into question’ the foundation of modern statehood
A British expert in international law says that the Russia's intervention raises very difficult questions.
What a progressive used to be
Progressives once fought for the family because they understood that families protect us from atomization and amalgamation.
Equal but different: what the UN and feminism still don’t get
Another International Women's Day, another pleasing soundbite about equality.
Why so much anarchy?
Why are so many areas of the planet, rather than following Progress and Rationalism, so hard to govern?
Ukraine’s Maidan: Return of the “Gas Princess”
Despite the Western media's fascination with Yulia Tymoshenko, she does not represent the demonstrators.
Ukraine’s revolution is over. Now what?
Perhaps this time will be different, but it has never been a bad idea to be pessimistic about Ukraine.
The American public’s indifference to foreign affairs
The world must get used to a USA which will not pay any price and bear any burden to support the cause of liberty.
The jihadist movement: implications for the West
The battle against jihadism is essentially an ideological battle.
Germany flexes its muscles
Why is Angela Merkel's government annoying Russia by supporting the protest movement in the Ukraine?
The Jihadist movement: franchises and grassroots
The fourth in a series of five articles on jihadism looks at the movement's franchises and grassroots.
“One of the nicest blokes in Australia”
Governor-General elect, Peter Cosgrove, has been groomed for the job by a life of service.
In the shadow of the Russian bear
The Ukraine is so important strategically to Russia that non-interference is almost unimaginable.
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