Social and political issues

social and political issues

Michele Ferrero: The legacy of a sweet legend
Vincenzina Santoro | 28 February 2015 |
tags: confectionery, corporate responsibility, Ferrero, philanthropy
The late confectionery entrepreneur was the model of corporate social responsibility

The intersection of three crises
Reva Bhalla | 26 February 2015 |
tags: geopolitics, Greece, Stratfor, Ukraine
Greece, Ukraine and Iran bring the United States back to Eurasia.

Despite ceasefire, Ukraine could be going the way of Yugoslavia
Erika Harris | 18 February 2015 |
tags: ethnic wars, Europe, Ukraine
The worst case scenario is a descent into a vicious ethnic war.

It’s time to look at how we value home care work
Clare L. Stacey | 13 February 2015 |
tags: ageing population, care work, labour laws
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
Jay Ogilvy | 30 January 2015 |
tags: clash of civilizations, culture, progress, Stratfor
Those left behind include youths susceptible to the appeal of extremist rhetoric.

The new drivers of Europe’s geopolitics
George Friedman | 29 January 2015 |
tags: Europe, Stratfor
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
Nassir Ghaemi | 27 January 2015 |
tags: depression, Winston Churchill, World War II
Was Britain's greatest prime minister a manic depressive?

How Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election
Alun Wyburn-Powell | 23 January 2015 |
tags: history, Winston Churchill
The greatest statesman of the 20th century died 50 years ago tomorrow.

The new economics of development: from below, starting with the family
Maria Sophia Aguirre | 22 January 2015 |
tags: development economics, family values
Pouring money in at the top, controlling life at its source, is so last century.

Is European unity built on sand?
George Friedman | 21 January 2015 |
tags: European Union
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?

Blasphemy is an assault on our supreme good
Michael Cook | 16 January 2015 |
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, free speech
And the high priests of free speech feel it as keenly as any of us.

Europe rediscovers nationalism
Stratfor | 16 January 2015 |
tags: European Union, immigration, nationalism
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
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 14 January 2015 |
tags: book reviews, conservatism, politics
Roger Scruton's new book shines a philosophical light on conservatism.

Forecasting is tough, especially about the future
Alistair Nicholas | 13 January 2015 |
tags: futurists, Stratfor
George Friedman makes some surprising predictions in his look at the next 100 years.

Provocation is no defence for the Jihadi murderers
Zac Alstin | 09 January 2015 |
tags: Charlie Hebdo, free speech, Jihadists
Don't think they will stop at stupid and vicious left-wing satirists.

Money to burn - and also to give?
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 January 2015 |
tags: charitable aid, Ebola epidemic, refugees
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
George Friedman | 31 December 2014 |
tags: 2014, Stratfor
It was another year in a long tale of human triumph and misery, worse than some, better than others.

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.

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