Social and political issues

social and political issues



Philippines population control law gets judicial green light
Oliver M. Tuazon | 16 April 2014 |
tags: contraception, Philippines, population control
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
George Friedman | 10 April 2014 |
tags: Stratfor, Ukraine, US foreign policy
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
George Friedman | 02 April 2014 |
tags: geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine, USA
When something must get done, the number to call is still in the USA.


American strategy after Ukraine
George Friedman | 26 March 2014 |
tags: Eastern Europe, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine
The US cannot confine itself to meaningless gestures like sanctions on 20 Russian oligarchs.


Quebec gears up for a momentous election
Margaret Somerville | 24 March 2014 |
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Parti Quebecois, secularism
By supporting both euthanasia and secularism, the Parti Québécois threatens to tear Canada apart.


Why did Russia do it?
George Friedman | 20 March 2014 |
tags: geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine
A powerful country which feels insecure and unprotected can make moves which seem illogical.


With Syria at war, Lebanon is bursting
Mohammed Jamjoom | 17 March 2014 |
tags: Lebanon, Syria, Syria civil war
Across the border, refugees are living in misery.


Is it right that they come?
Peter Smith | 14 March 2014 |
tags: book reviews, immigration, multiculturalism
A British economist shows that migrants as well as hosts can be big losers from migration.


Fukushima: a man-made disaster
Leigh Dale | 13 March 2014 |
tags: book reviews, disasters, Fukushima
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?
Jacob Shively | 11 March 2014 |
tags: Crimea, geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine
If Putin wins the round, he will still lose the game.


Annexation ‘calls into question’ the foundation of modern statehood
Adam Roberts | 11 March 2014 |
tags: Crimea, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine
A British expert in international law says that the Russia's intervention raises very difficult questions.


What a progressive used to be
Anthony Esolen | 10 March 2014 |
tags: divorce, family values, progressivism
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
Caroline Farrow | 06 March 2014 |
tags: motherhood, United Nations, women's rights
Another International Women's Day, another pleasing soundbite about equality.


Why so much anarchy?
Robert Kaplan | 03 March 2014 |
tags: anarchy, civil society, foreign affairs, governance, Stratfor
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”
Mark Hanssen | 01 March 2014 |
tags: revolution, Russia, Ukraine
Despite the Western media's fascination with Yulia Tymoshenko, she does not represent the demonstrators.


Ukraine’s revolution is over. Now what?
George Friedman | 26 February 2014 |
tags: foreign affairs, Russia, Ukraine
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
George Friedman | 20 February 2014 |
tags: foreign policy, Stratfor, USA
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
Scott Stewart | 13 February 2014 |
tags: jihadists, Stratfor, terrorism
The battle against jihadism is essentially an ideological battle.


Germany flexes its muscles
George Friedman and Marc Lanthemann | 05 February 2014 |
tags: European Union, foreign policy, Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Why is Angela Merkel's government annoying Russia by supporting the protest movement in the Ukraine?


The Jihadist movement: franchises and grassroots
Scott Stewart | 03 February 2014 |
tags: jihadists, Stratfor, terrorism
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”
Greg Craven | 31 January 2014 |
tags: Australia, biography, British Commonwealth
Governor-General elect, Peter Cosgrove, has been groomed for the job by a life of service.


In the shadow of the Russian bear
George Friedman | 29 January 2014 |
tags: EU, Russia, Stratfor, Ukraine
The Ukraine is so important strategically to Russia that non-interference is almost unimaginable.


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