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UK/ Assisted suicide: the red flags from abroad

Lord Falconer’s bill leaves it to doctors to decide about patients’ eligibility for physician-assisted suicide, despite negative experiences in Belgium and the Netherlands. By GREG DALY
Gregory Daly

NIGERIA/ Father Zerai: Boko Haram hates Christians because they educate

In this interview Fr. MUSSIE ZERAI explains the strategy of the kidnappings by Boko Haram in Nigeria, which aims to subdue the population by striking schools, and how the West can respond
Mussie Zerai

SCOTUS/ Winters: About the Hobby Lobby Decision

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the Hobby Lobby case and points out the risk that the Supreme Court's decision, while protecting religious freedom, entails the privatization of religion
Michael Sean Winters

HOBBY LOBBY/A Decision Upholding American Ideals of Freedom

The Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases rests on an important part of the American experience: the defense of religious freedom. Sr. MARY ANN WALSH
Mary Ann Walsh

THE GUILDFORD FOUR/ Waters: They too were victims of the IRA bombs

It was inevitable that Paul Hill’s response to the death of Gerry Conlon would be misunderstood, but he was seeking identification with the dead victims of the IRA bombs. By JOHN WATERS
John Waters

THAILAND/ Where does the ultimate source of legitimacy come from?

The military coup in Thailand and its endorsement by the Thai king calls into question the problem of legitimacy and justification of power in the modern world. By FRANCESCO SISCI
Francesco Sisci

IRAQ/ A USCCB letter to Ambassador Susan E. Rice, National Security Advisor

A letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace to Ambassador Susan Rice demands humanitarian assistance from the U.S. for Iraq

UK/ Why the backers of assisted dying keep trying

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill is the fourth attempt to legalise assisted suicide in Britain. If passed, it would endanger vulnerable individuals with terminal illness. By MEGAN HODDER
Megan Hodder

IRAQ/ Winters: The US should focus on small victories in the ongoing Iraq crisis

As to MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS the British-created myth of a united Iraq died this week. U.S. policy should aim to stop the killing. That may be the only thing we can reasonably hope to achieve
Michael Sean Winters

MACHOPOLITIK AGE/ Why America Still Needs a Strategic Britain

JULIAN LINDLEY-FRENCH argues that a strategic Britain is still a vital U. S. interest to help lead Europeans and others to operate effectively in the field alongside hard-pressed US forces
Julian Lindley-French

U.S./ Winters: Obama's "Values-Free" Foreign Policy

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the speech that President Obama delivered at West Point and on his distinction between “core interests” and “crises that stir our conscience”
Michael Sean Winters

DEBATE/ Religion & Foreign Policy

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS reports on the debate co-hosted by the Brookings Institution with George Mason University and City University London on the role of religion in foreign policy
Michael Sean Winters

TORTURE/ Ivereigh: Vatican braced for UN repeat attack on abuse (2nd part)

Second part of an article appeared in Catholic Voices before the presentation of the Vatican report on torture. AUSTEN IVEREIGH completes his description of the ideological attack at the UN
Austen Ivereigh

TORTURE/ Ivereigh: Vatican braced for UN repeat attack on abuse (1st part)

In this article appeared in Catholic Voices before the presentation of the Vatican report on torture, AUSTEN IVEREIGH highlights the ideological pressure some NGOs are putting on the UN
Austen Ivereigh

POLITICS/ Winters: The Coarseness of Our Times

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS highlights how American politics is increasingly characterised by coarseness, which prevents from a real understanding about the things that matter
Michael Sean Winters

UK/ IVEREIGH: The state has eviscerated marriage. Society must rebuild it

In the UK, the state has introduced a new, official definition of marriage which is wholly out of keeping with that of society, an ersatz, hollowed-out arrangement. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
Austen Ivereigh

CRIMEA/ Russia and the Ukraine: Violations and justifications

As the days pass, and the Russian Government’s justifications for military occupation in Crimea become ever more bizarre, international law continues to be glaringly violated. MIKE HOFFMAN
Mike Hoffman

POVERTY/ Winters: In Defense of Paul Ryan

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on recent remarks Congressman Paul Ryan made about poverty and the reactions from some left wing people and organisations
Michael Sean Winters

UKRAINE/ Gonchar: Putin is thinking of an Anschluss

In this interview with ilsussidiario.net, Ukrainian professor MIKHAILO GONCHAR highlights how Putin’s attitude towards Crimea and Ukraine puts all of Europe at risk
Mykhailo Gonchar

UKRAINE/ A problem of freedom (for everyone)

GIOVANNA PARRAVICINI describes from Moscow how Russian people are reacting to the Crimean and Ukrainian events and how the defence of freedom is a personal responsibility of everyone of us
Giovanna Parravicini
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