Category: Foreign Affairs

Riot police try and control angry crowds who wait for food. (Photo: Reuters)

Chavez’s Puppet Show Is Over

Venezuela is on the brink of economic, political and social downfall. President Maduro must stop pretending that this crisis is not self-inflicted. With an economic strategy which shows no acknowledgement of the real world...

Norbert Hofer of Freedom Party of Austria could still become President. (Photo: The Daily Telegraph)

Europe: Populists Surge, Leaders Dither

Western politics is increasingly looking inwards. This is an alarming development. The continent’s populists are triumphant: Ukip has Brexit, Le Pen’s National Front wants “Frexit”, and Geert Wilder’s Dutch Freedom party are not far from “Nexit”. Meanwhile...

Republican nominee Donald Trump introduces Mike Pence to the crowd at a rally in Westfield, Indiana. (Photo: Michael Conroy/Associated Press)

Picking Pence

By choosing Governor Mike Pence as his VP nominee, Donald Trump increases his chances of unifying the Republican Party and winning in November. Everyone in America knows the name “Trump.” From his humorous insults...

Hillary Clinton appears with Virginia senator Tim Kaine days before announcing their political partnership. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

No Kaine, No Gain

After months of speculation, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has announced her running mate, and her choice might just bring her to the White House. Hillary Clinton may have already won the American presidential election....

A protester sits among the flames after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case in Oakland, California. (Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters)

From MLK to BLM

Few would deny that in the past several years America has been poisoned by increased racial tension. However, the Black Lives Matter movement is not the antidote. 53 years ago, more than 200,000 people...

The Swiss have a highly successful system of direct democracy. (Photo: www.wikipedia.org)

More Referendums, Please

Direct democracy, when done well, can empower the people and bring greater stability to a representative system. Democracy, like all good things, should be restricted to moderate doses. This has been the dogma of...

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two presumptive nominees, and now they must pick someone to rally with them. (Photo: Getty Images)

Second in Command

With the two most unpopular candidates in US history leading the race, never before has the next possible vice president mattered so much. So who’s in the running? As November looms on the horizon...

A three-party election? (Photo: The Libertarian Republic)

Let Freedom Ring

The American people are faced with a disastrous choice this election. A choice between statism and statism, between less freedom and less freedom. But behind all this liberty-hating, lies a very clear alternative. The...

A 2007 photo of Hillary Clinton with billionaire Wall Street businessman, Warren Buf-fett. In December 2015, Buffett joined other Wall Street figures to raise funds for a pro-Hillary Super PAC. (Photo: Paul Sakuma/PA)

Chameleon Clinton

Indecisive, insincere and insipid; Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy and flip-flopping make her unsuited to be president. Antagonism has reached new heights in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont...

Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station, 4 September 2015. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)

Tipping Point

David Cameron devoted copious amounts of time to negotiating the terms of his insignificant EU deal, yet with public concern growing over the worsening refugee crisis, perhaps his focus should have been elsewhere As...

Following her big win in New York, Hillary Clinton’s lead is now insurmountable (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On the Back-Berner

Bernie Sanders now has no feasible path to White House, but he can still help shape the Democratic debate. Almost a year since Bernie Sanders officially announced his presidential bid, it’s safe to say...

Ted Cruz and John Kasich, the Trump-fighting duo. (Photo: ABC News)

Trumping Democracy

In their quest to stop Donald Trump’s candidacy, the Republican establishment have played into his supporters’ narrative and handed him the moral high-ground. Donald Trump may be a divisive figure, but he has a...

A Houthi fighter at the aftermath of an air strike in a residential area. (Photo: Reuters)

How Britain Is Destroying Yemen

Since September 2014, Yemen has been the battleground for a detrimental civil war, and received devastating air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition. Yet has anything actually been achieved? The beginning of the recent civil...

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