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.

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 are moving quickly and very alarmingly at the moment 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, 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(…)

Russian adoption law analysis

Russian adoption law analysis

You expect maturity from adults, especially from politicians, but a school yard mentality still persists in a lot of international politics. This is true of Russia’s new law banning the adoption of Russian orphans by US citizens, which serves only to further the rift between the two countries and disadvantage children all at the same(…)

Barack Obama wins the 2012 US Presidential Election

Barack Obama wins the 2012 US Presidential Election

The whole world now knows that Barack Obama has won the 2012 US Presidential elections, but with the decision being a close one (although not as tightly packed as first suspected), the concern is that the USA is still too divided to be able to devise and make stick the policies that come from the(…)

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