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EU treaty gets a boost with plus vote by the Irish

18 months back, the EU treaty was in a bad state. A negative referendum by the Irish people had put paid to the chances of the treaty from proceeding (since it required all the member countries to accept the treaty). Further, there was opposition from the Czech and from Poland, which was in turn impeding […]

Changing lexicon to make it more politically correct – over the edge

From time to time, you hear of political correctness gaining ground. Removing sex based discrimination is a noble quest, such as when jobs are reserved for either only males and females. However, in recent years, there has been a push to remove all traces of traditional male dominance in the nomenclature of professions, so a […]

The West’s dilemna over relations with Russia

This is a mighty strange situation for the West to be in. Ever since the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, there has been the feeling in the Western Countries that Russia could be a strategic partner, one that shares the democratic values of the West and will be an effective partner. Initially, things seemed […]

Russia signs cease-fire accord in Georgia

The fight over Georgia has been seen as having 2 bigger objectives; 1. Russia wants to ensure that it is seen as the Big Brother of the neighborhood, and is willing to put force to ensure that this happens 2. Georgia has been seen as a region that was being projected as an alternative route […]