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TURKEY/ Incoming elections: a different point of view

LUCA VOLONTE’, a member of the Italian Parliament explains why – in his opinion - Erdogan and his party must have the majority in the Parliament, to carry out the reforms the country needs
Luca Volontè

US CAMPAIGN/ The Clintons, the Bushes & Queen Anne

Beside the potential conflicts of interest, the conflict of values is also relevant for what it says about a person who is a candidate to become President of the US. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

US POLITICS/ Winters: Dems Need to Oppose TPP & Fast-Track Trade Authority

Today’s GOP faces greater ideological divisions within its ranks than do the Democrats. The one issue that splits the Democrats is now taking center stage: Trade. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

MIDDLE EAST/ The battle against Islamic State must include a postwar plan

IS can and will be beaten, but we need to know what comes next. We need a just peace and a practical plan to take us beyond the trauma and for how to bring people home. By ROBERT JOUSTRA
Robert Joustra

ISRAEL/ Winters: Netanyahu's Somersaults

Netanyahu’s re-election is not conducive to hope for a peaceful settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians, but the turmoil in the region has further reasons. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

POLITICS/ Islam and Democracy in 2015

In “Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past.”, JOHN OWEN analyses how the history of democracy in the West could help Islam to develop its own concept of democracy
John Owen

US BUDGET PROPOSAL/ Winters: The Tinkerer-in-Chief

President Obama is such a gifted politician at election time, but he seems incapable of putting forth policies that are capable of galvanizing public support. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

RUSSIA/ Sisci: Putin’s policy up against Europe and Asia

It was Russia’s vocation for centuries to be a land-bridge between Asia and Europe. Now the world has regained a Eurasian dimension so Moscow should think beyond Europe. By FRANCESCO SISCI
Francesco Sisci

POLITICS/ Winters: The Mideast Mess

The coup in Yemen and changes in Saudi Arabia are not easing the very difficult situation in the Middle East and shows the limits of the US policy. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

POLITICS/ Winters: The Cuba Deal

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the announced change in the relations between the US and Cuba, and on the role Pope Francis and Vatican diplomats played in encouraging the negotiations
Michael Sean Winters

DEBATE/ Conservatives, America, and Natural Law

There is a need for more conservatives publicly witnessing that humans are wired to know and freely choose truth, and that this has implications for the political order. By SAMUEL GREGG
Samuel Gregg

REPUBLICAN TSUNAMI/ Dcn Fournier: We Need a Morally Coherent Presidential Candidate

Dcn KEITH FOURNIER comments on the midterm election in the light of the incoming presidential campaign, and lists his criteria for the choice of a morally coherent presidential candidate
Keith Fournier

US/ M. S. Winters: The Midterm Tsunami

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS (National Catholic Reporter) analyses the overall results and the consequences of the midterm elections which are very negative for President Obama and the Democrats

MIDDLE EAST/ Winters: Congress, Obama and ISIS

The vote in the House does not start the US down a clear path to any kind of victory. But, it is a step forward, and we should not be afraid to walk down this path. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE/ Why gay people don’t feel much like exercising their ‘right’ to marry

The introduction of same-sex marriage has stripped civil marriage of its intrinsic meaning for everyone, gay or heterosexual couples, as statistics are demonstrating. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
Austen Ivereigh

UK/ Catholic bishops urge Scots to vote in independence referendum

CATHOLIC VOICES report on the messages where the Archbishops of Glasgow and of Edinburgh have stressed both the freedom of conscience, as well as the civic duty to engage in the referendum

UK/ Help To Build...Voter Support by 2015

British voters have increasingly named housing as the top concern deciding their vote for 2015. ResPublica's LORENA PAPAMANCI responds to Labour's new housing strategy
Lorena Papamanci

IRAQ/ Winters: The Execution of James Foley

These brave journalists, as James Foley, who cover war zones perform an essential task by forcing us to face the cruelties in the world. Shame on us if we look away. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

MIDDLE EAST/ Leah Shakdiel: Disintegration of Israeli Society into Racism and Apartheid

In this interview with Terrasanta.net, LEAH SHAKDIEL, a Zionist and militant for the rights of the Palestinians, urges an opposition to the increase of violence also on the side of Israel
Manuela Borraccino

WESTERN POLICY/ Winters:The Mideast Crises & Morality

Israel and the West need to be as clever at creating peace as they are at fighting wars and remember that the costs of war are always greater than the costs of peace. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters
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