Posts tagged "foreign policy"
Where was Religion at the RNC? In the Foreign Policy. No, Really.

Where was Religion at the RNC? In the Foreign Policy. No, Really.

The convention floor was the village of The Scarlet Letter, where the elect and aspirants must name their enemies, expelled into the wilderness, in order to preserve the core of their society.

Explaining US Foreign Policy

From an October 2011 article at Human Life International World Watch, a "pro-life and pro-family" organization dedicated to monitoring "anti-life forces operat[ing] under the radar implementing their destructive agenda":
...You would think, in an empty nation like Kazakhstan, there would be groups encouraging peo­ple to have more children, but ex­actly the opposite is the case....

Perverse Irony of the War on Terror

From Matthieu Aikins at Foreign Policy Magazine:
Indeed, the Global War on Terror has illustrated the troubling contradictions that underpin our age: That the West's attractions of modernity, material progress, and liberalism can prove unsatisfying to smart and ambitious young men; that our allies in the Muslim world might be among the greatest sources of...

Using “Demographic Winter” To Thwart Global Access to Family Planning

What was once a rallying cry by U.S. evangelical organizations to limit access to birth control here and abroad (see former Revealer managing editor Kathryn Joyce's 2008 article at The Nation, "Missing: The 'Right' Babies") is now a Vatican topic for discussion at a UN panel.

The Roots of Racism

Rachel Sladja at Talking Points Memo has a good piece up about the roots of all the recent Shar'iah-is-coming-for-your-freedom hysteria.  It's worth a read for the research TPM did to trace the anti-Muslim commentary in the media over the past decade.  But I can't help but wonder if Islam (and Shari'ah) doesn't just conveniently...

Hell Hath Enlarged Herself

Foreign Policy, in collaboration with The Fund for Peace, has posted their 6th annual analysis of the most vulnerable states in the world.  One can't help but cringe at the biblical/apocalyptic references:  "In the Beginning, There was Somalia," and "Postcards from Hell."  And critics have noted that one man's hell is another man's donkey...