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  • Pacific_fleet

    Three ways China and the U.S. could go to war

    Beijing and Washington are each laying down redlines in the South China Sea, making the upholding of their claims a priority. In this, they are maneuvering themselves into a potential conflict. There are three real-world scenarios under which it could happen

    by Michael Auslin - 23 May 2015
  • Pope_in_jerusalem

    Catholic lessons for Palestinians on renouncing anti-Semitism

    Despite the furore over whether the Pope did or did not call Mahmoud Abbas an Angel of Peace, the big picture issue here is that the Roman Catholic Church is an example for the Palestinians to emulate in renouncing anti-Semitism

    by Michael Curtis - 23 May 2015
  • Brexit_flags

    "We Can’t Leave the EU” myth debunked

    It is not surprising that many people are cynical about the EU and whether it might respect an Out vote by Britain in a referendum. But it is just a myth that the Lisbon Treaty would prevent us from doing so. Rest assured, we can, and should

    by Alan Murad - 22 May 2015
  • Fall_of_ramadi

    Exposed: Obama’s policies to empower ISIS

    For those able to read the plain writing on the wall, the end game between Obama and the Islamic State was always easy to discern. The administration's incompetence is a product of its total failure to understand the nature of jihad

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 22 May 2015
  • Cameron_with_flag

    As of now, chances are Cameron will lose EU referendum

    As things stand, the energy of the Out camp will trump the scaremongering of the In camp in Referendum 2017. When David Cameron returns empty-handed from Latvia, the first decisive moves towards Brexit may have already begun

    by the commentator - 22 May 2015
  • Cameron_and_sturgeon

    England, Scotland and sharing the money

    The Scottish people's unwillingness to give up the pound -- a key reason for the voting against independence -- suggested they wanted to stay in some kind of currency union. How this will work in practice given the SNP's drive for greater fiscal powers remains to be seen

    by John Redwood MP - 21 May 2015
  • Marco_rubio

    Rubio doctrine offers reversal of Obama's dithering

    The Rubio doctrine stands in stark contrast to the dithering and disengagment we've seen from Obama. He offers a muscular foreign policy based on moral clarity. He's set the bar pretty high for next year's presidential race

    by Taylor Dibbert - 20 May 2015
  • Ed-miliband-unveils-labou-007

    Labour's identity crisis lost it the election

    Labour led their campaign with shallow, soundbite-driven focus-group rhetoric, whilst the Conservatives concentrated on reducing the deficit and making tough decisions. Labour has an identity crisis, and a mere change of leadership may not do the trick

    by Dean Russell - 19 May 2015
  • Islam_latest

    Supremacist roots of Islamic world's ‘grievance’ culture

    What the West appears incapable of understanding is that Muslim "grievances" that appeasers say we must address are based on significant strands of superemacism within the Islamic tradition. Applied to anyone else, we'd call it racism. But how "Islamophobic" to say so!

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 19 May 2015
  • Juncker_latest

    What kind of a renegotiation do we want with the EU?

    I have one simple requirement for the negotiation of a new relationship with the EU. I wish to restore the sovereignty of UK voters, so that their UK Parliament can make the important decisions they want, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 18 May 2015
  • Farage_and_evans

    Can UKIP resolve their existential EU referendum paradox?

    Without UKIP there would be no 2017 EU referendum. But if the Out side wins they could become irrelevant because they "won". If the In side wins they could become irrelevant because they "lost". They need to resolve the paradox, via a massive new push in political ideas, and electoral reform

    by the commentator - 17 May 2015
  • Hollande_bastille_day

    Everything you need to know about French bureaucracy

    Want a BMW, an apartment, an expense account that is off the scale? Become a French bureaucrat and live the high-life. All in the name of social justice and art, you understand. Nice work if you can get it!

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 17 May 2015
  • Farage_tears

    UKIP got crime out of ranks, but can Tories meet UKIP challenge?

    UKIP, like any other major party, has had major problems about the types that hooked into them. It has cleared house in sacking an alleged criminal. Now, the real politics start. Can the Tories truly meet the UKIP challenge? It won't go away...

    by Robin Mitchinson - 16 May 2015
  • Jerusalem_beautiful

    Time to get a grip over Israel-Palestine conflict

    The ridiculous and self-destructive Palestinian leadership continues to mourn the entirely just and legitimate re-establishment of Israel. But that's no excuse for people in the West to indulge this nonsense, especially while carnage engulfs the MidEast

    by Nick Gray - 16 May 2015
  • Early_bbc

    The BBC and the modern world

    Is the BBC as currently constituted truly compatible with the modern world? A full review of what the BBC does and how it does it is surely long overdue

    by John Redwood MP - 16 May 2015


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