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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.

Donald Trump in Spam form

Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump… Trump

Now that Donald Trump has been elected as the next president of the USA, it's time to look at a few of the policies...

How can we respond to the Nice attack?

It's incredibly easy to feel completely, totally and extremely futile in even contemplating how the world could respond to the Nice attack, let alone...
Liberte egalite fraternite

Liberté, fraternité, sorrow and resolve

We try to only write about international atrocities where we feel confident that our response offers something that hasn't already been added, and while...
Child 44 movie ban

Russia bans the Child 44 movie

The Russian culture ministry has banned the release of the Child 44 movie adaptation in one of the most surprising and ill advised occurrences...
Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of the election

Burma’s 2015 general election

Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party has swept the boards of Burma's 2015 general election taking a landslide win and an absolute majority in...
Charlie Hebdo

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...
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...
Gaza bombing

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...
Ukraine crisis protest line

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...
Brain image - 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...
David Cameron in Sri Lanka

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...
North Korea Mein Kampf

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...

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