Immigration: The Numbers Game

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under considerable political pressure to fix Germany and Europe’s immigration problem within the next two weeks. Otherwise, Bavaria will start turning migrants back at the border and thus render a pan-European solution impossible. Today, she met French President Emmanuel Macron for talks and the two…

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“Progressives” still wrong on immigration

Once again, a discussion on immigration is taking place in Europe. For the last few days, the new “populist” government in Italy has refused a berth to a ship called the Aquarius, which is carrying some 630 immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Today, Valencia in Spain has said it would accept…

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China’s BRI & AIBB – Minus U.S. & Japan

China’s Long-Term Strategy vs The West’s Civil War and Short-Termism While the effectively bankrupt West is tearing itself apart and undermining its society, economy and science, China is not just getting on with it, but forging ahead. A good starting point in understanding what is happening now, with all the…

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The Immigration Myth

A tipping point has been reached across the West where immigration is increasingly regarded as unacceptable across all economic and educational classes. The indigenous population sees new immigrants as competitors for their jobs, sucking precious social welfare funds to support mass immigration, providing cover for terrorism, importing precepts and demands…

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The Struggle for Democracy has Begun

For decades, we have been taking our freedom for granted. But suddenly authoritarian populists are threatening liberal societies worldwide. Time to wake up. Die Zeit, 4 August 2016. *** The headline and subtitle come from Die Zeit, Germany’s most prestigious and “highbrow” weekly broadsheet. Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt was…

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No Fear of Russia Exploiting the Developing World

Russia and China are becoming increasingly integrated in the global economy and both have stepped up their activity sharply in Africa, Latin America and Asia in recent years, trends that are only likely to accelerate in the future. But Russia’s motives in the developing world are rather different from those…

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