World

boris

Boris gets Biden’s first European call

November 10, 2020 2:31 pm

The pair’s relationship has gotten off to a promising start

canadians

The unbearable niceness of Canadians is driving us to destruction

November 10, 2020 1:54 pm

We have become too polite for our own good

tokyo olympics

Why Japan’s new PM is desperate for the Olympics to go ahead

November 10, 2020 11:35 am

It is debatable whether the Japanese public cares all that much if the games go ahead or not

big pharma

In praise of Big Pharma

November 10, 2020 10:17 am

With a safe effective vaccine, a world that has been plunged into chaos can start getting back to normal

ireland

Joe Biden and the weaponization of Ireland

November 10, 2020 8:42 am

The President-elect’s Irish games could seriously harm Anglo-Irish relations

terror

Europe’s cowardly response to terror

November 7, 2020 2:02 pm

It says much about the endemic moral cowardice of Europe that Emmanuel Macron is being hailed as the savior of…

emmanuel macron

Emmanuel Macron’s Trumpian transformation

November 7, 2020 12:41 pm

The French president’s retreat into the Trumpian promotion of the nation state continues unabated

berlin

Berlin is banking on Biden

November 6, 2020 12:48 pm

Chancellor Merkel and her German officials have been put off by Trump’s erratic behavior

britain

Britain may benefit from a Biden presidency

November 6, 2020 12:37 pm

Biden fiercely opposed Brexit and those around him, like many on the American left, look to London and see a mini-Trump

terror islamist

Europe’s cities are becoming a refuge for Islamist extremists

November 6, 2020 12:23 pm

That same, inseparable liberty to offend is also what allows European Muslims to thrive as citizens and believers

christianity

The best response to Islamism is Christianity

November 5, 2020 2:18 pm

Christian freedom of conscience results in the value of free speech; to say what is in our minds and hearts

islamism

France vs Islamism: how does Macron hope to prosecute his war?

November 5, 2020 2:06 pm

With the Revolution, France replaced worship of God with its own holy trinity: liberté, egalité and fraternité

vladimir putin

American carnage suits Putin perfectly

November 5, 2020 12:31 pm

From the Kremlin point of view, achieving a particular outcome is less important than spreading fear and doubt

france

France is under attack because of its culture, not its cartoons

November 2, 2020 1:22 pm

Unable to cut the metaphorical tongues of the French, Islamists are literally cutting their heads in an attempt to terrify them into submission

Laïcité

Life, liberty and the pursuit of laïcité

November 2, 2020 12:03 pm

Why American liberals blame the victims of terror

Poland’s All Saints’ Day traditions are at risk

November 1, 2020 6:24 pm

Poland’s prime minister announced Friday that graveyards would be locked

france

France must define its values so it can defend them

October 31, 2020 6:37 pm

Christian minorities generally have been forsaken by Western governments and their media

macron france fearful

Macron’s France is fearful and angry

October 30, 2020 3:10 pm

The French president cannot fathom an ideology that brooks no compromise

turkey nato

It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato

October 30, 2020 11:31 am

Turkey is making fewer attempts to disguise its increasingly Islamist and authoritarian tendencies

fake news

What Trump can learn from Boris in fighting fake news

October 30, 2020 11:14 am

Britain sends a clear picture to foreign adversaries about the costs of their online influence campaigns

nice

How Macron reacts to the Nice attack will be critical

October 29, 2020 11:10 am

France is at a tipping point

erdogan

Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

October 29, 2020 8:49 am

The Turkish president carefully plays Russia against Europe and the US to channel Turkey’s needs

bangkok

Bangkok’s unraveling was easy to see coming

October 29, 2020 8:43 am

Unresolved conflicts swirl around Thailand’s institutions

endsars sars nigeria

Nigeria and the fight to end SARS

October 28, 2020 12:47 pm

Nigerian authorities have responded to anti-police brutality protests with more brutality

japan

Japan’s carbon neutral pledge looks like a load of hot air

October 28, 2020 10:57 am

Suga may have opted for airy rhetoric as he has limited options