social and political issues
Michele Ferrero: The legacy of a sweet legend
The late confectionery entrepreneur was the model of corporate social responsibility
The intersection of three crises
Greece, Ukraine and Iran bring the United States back to Eurasia.
Despite ceasefire, Ukraine could be going the way of Yugoslavia
The worst case scenario is a descent into a vicious ethnic war.
It’s time to look at how we value home care work
Care is an act of love, but it is also work, deserving of fair compensation.
Mind the gap: some cultures have an advantage in the modern world
Those left behind include youths susceptible to the appeal of extremist rhetoric.
The new drivers of Europe’s geopolitics
The question about Europe now is not whether it can retain its current form, but how radically that form will change.
Winston Churchill and his ‘black dog’ of greatness
Was Britain's greatest prime minister a manic depressive?
How Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election
The greatest statesman of the 20th century died 50 years ago tomorrow.
The new economics of development: from below, starting with the family
Pouring money in at the top, controlling life at its source, is so last century.
Is European unity built on sand?
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?
Blasphemy is an assault on our supreme good
And the high priests of free speech feel it as keenly as any of us.
Europe rediscovers nationalism
| 16 January 2015 |
A growing number of Europeans believe that people from other cultures are threatening their national identities and livelihoods.
What it means to be a conservative
Roger Scruton's new book shines a philosophical light on conservatism.
Forecasting is tough, especially about the future
George Friedman makes some surprising predictions in his look at the next 100 years.
Provocation is no defence for the Jihadi murderers
Don't think they will stop at stupid and vicious left-wing satirists.
Money to burn - and also to give?
That a billion people enjoyed New Year's Eve fireworks is not much comfort for tens of millions of refugees.
The top 5 events of 2014
It was another year in a long tale of human triumph and misery, worse than some, better than others.
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.
Inside the Russian bear
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
Poverty can only be reduced in societies which are governed by the rule of law.
Taking the strategic intelligence model to Moscow
Strategic forecasting and analysis depends on things hidden in clear sight.
What ails Europe?
Pope Francis says that it is weariness, ageing and loneliness.
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