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Entries by Joel Faulkner Rogers from 11/2012

How Do UK Defence Experts View US Foreign Relations After Four Years of Obama?

| Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

According to UK defence and security experts, president Obama's Afghan and counter-terrorism policies are broadly on the right track, while popular perceptions of US decline, diminishing European importance and Chinese supremacy are overstated. However, the Obama administration is also seen as having failed to improve US foreign relations in most key areas, particular with regards to Russia and the Middle East.

The Republicans Are in Slow-motion Demographic Crisis

| Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics

Republican and Tea Party pundits have talked about the potential for these burgeoning groups to change their voting preferences over time. But the GOP clearly risks long-term demographic suicide if its leaders continue their love-hate relationship with the centre without finding more imaginative ways to meet these voters halfway.

What Do Coffee Shops, Energy Companies and the Chinese Communist Party Have in Common?

| Posted 11.14.2012 | UK Politics

Letting go and giving stakeholders a louder say in how things are run is now - paradoxically - a core component of staying in control for many large organisations, whether capitalist or communist, or a fashionably modern mixture of both.

Many Brits Say No Prison Votes, Deport Abu Qatada Regardless and Bring Back Power From the European Court

| Posted 11.25.2012 | UK Politics

There's a perceptible preference in British public attitudes for a return of sovereignty on questions of human rights, and a significant consensus that believes the European Court of Human Rights does less to protect Britain's interests and more to protect its criminals.