International politics analysis

International politics analysis, looking at some of the international developments that have the possibility to shape the future of the world and the political matters that really count to us.

Burma’s 2015 general election

Burma’s 2015 general election

It’s difficult for many to get excited about the prospect of Burma’s 2015 general election considering the fact that Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the most popular political figures in the country and the opposition party leader, is still barred from taking the presidency due to a constitutional technicality. However, where Myanmar is concerned,(…)

The ever present futility of terrorist attacks

The ever present futility of terrorist attacks

Terrorism has over the last fifteen years or so become a horrible daily reality. It haunts news coverage throughout the world and last week’s attack on French satirical cartoon magazine, Charlie Hebdo, only reiterated the sheer tragic swathe that it has cut in modern society. However, what it also shows is the absolute futility of(…)

Have governments responded too slowly to the Ebola crisis?

Have governments responded too slowly to the Ebola crisis?

In a speech yesterday (15th October 2014), the President of the USA, Barack Obama, made it abundantly clear, if it wasn’t already, that the only sure fire way to stop the further spread of Ebola is to confront it at the source in Western Africa. However, the reality is that western governments have been criticised(…)

What is Israel’s Operation Protective Edge?

What is Israel’s Operation Protective Edge?

For the majority of westerners, the Israel-Palestine conflict is a little confusing, distant, disturbing and depressing, especially the latest military campaign led by the Israeli forces, Operation Protective Edge. However, for the people on each side of the Israel-Gaza Strip divide, the situation has intensified beyond belief, as the military campaign is the third of(…)

The Ukraine crisis summary and analysis

The Ukraine crisis summary and analysis

Things continue to move quickly and very alarmingly in the Ukraine. For anyone having difficulty in trying to keep up, or just maintaining some understanding of what is happening in the extremities of the east of Europe, we’ve put together a quick summery of the Ukraine crisis in 2014, along with our analysis of the(…)

G8 Dementia Summit 2013 Declaration

G8 Dementia Summit 2013 Declaration

The G8 Dementia Summit 2013 Declaration was released yesterday (11th December 2013) as world health ministers met in London to add weight to the increasing importance of the issue to

David Cameron’s Sri Lanka visit

David Cameron’s Sri Lanka visit

We don’t often credit politicians, let alone Prime Ministers, because nine times out of ten they’re at best 50% wrong, but in David Cameron’s visit to Sri Lanka and his call for an inquiry into war crimes and attempts to raise awareness for human rights issues there was a surprise move that we can’t help(…)

North Korea, Mein Kampf, whatever!

North Korea, Mein Kampf, whatever!

It’s been a popular story for the last week or so that Kim Jong-un has been giving out copies of Adolf Hitler’s “classic” tyrannical early-years gob-shite autobahnahnarography, Mein Kampf, to his

UN announces $4.4billion humanitarian aid appeal for Syria

UN announces $4.4billion humanitarian aid appeal for Syria

It might not feel like it, but it’s been more than two years since the sticky spring that is the Syrian Civil War first began. In an attempt to do what they can for the war torn country and it’s displaced people the United Nations have announced a $4.4 billion humanitarian aid appeal, their largesto(…)

Save the bees, save the world

Save the bees, save the world

Bee populations have a massive impact on crop fertilisation, as well as contributing to the founding processes in environmental food chains, so fluctuations can have a significant impact. They’ve been hit badly over recent years with certain pesticides contributing significantly to the plummeting figures that are stacking up in their billions. However, luckily for the(…)

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