Questions tagged [western-world]
Western countries like the UK, USA, France and Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_world
Has the ICC ever tried to arrest any Western or pro-Western politician?
Referring to this question, it appears as if the ICC is biased in favor of the West, since all the people it has punished were enemies of the West. But since crimes which can be prosecuted by the ICC ...
How strong was the Western pacifist campaign to not liberate Kuwait by force?
When Iraq invaded Kuwait their invasion was over in a couple of days and only a few hundred people died in those two days. Iraq was also said to have the 4th or 5th largest army in the world at the ...
How radical are the SNP's proposals on gender recognition?
As regards the proposals being put forward by the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) for a change in Scots law, making recognition of gender change available to anyone over the age of 16, with no ...
Are there Western double standards for international relations? [closed]
Russian diplomats often bring attention to the "West" often using double standards in the political evaluation of conflict. As an example Crimea: The 1974 Comorian independence referendum ...
What exactly is the Valdai Discussion Club and has it been playing a role in the current geopolitical situation?
Having briefly browsed their website, I'm still not sure what exactly the Valdai Discussion club is. Who are its members, what do they do, and what role, if any, has it been playing in the Russian ...
Is Russia on the rise to become the new economic world power? Is the war situation paving a way towards it? [closed]
I want to understand the current stance of Russia & its future economic leadership potential. After listening to the speech by Putin at the recent Valdai Discussion Club (transcript attached), I'...
Why are laws on abortion more open than on suicide?
Since the question was closed and I probably did not express myself clearly enough, let me rephrase what is below: laws come from some cultural legacy in Europe we generally believe that killing ...
What does the West gain by not letting Russia swallow Ukraine? [closed]
I sort of get the official reasons why the West did not just let Russia to just swallow Ukraine: Invading other countries and taking what's not yours is bad (even if some of it used to be yours in ...
What are different ways to define the concept of "The West"?
The concept of "The West" is mentioned frequently on this forum, but often runs into the problem of ambiguous definition. While most people have a rough idea of what is considered "...
Plans on ban cryptocurrencies because of energy crisis
The Swiss government has issued a set of recommendations to deal with the current energy crisis, including a ban on heated swimming pools and saunas (which completely undermines the concept of a sauna)...
Is Western nuclear energy policy backfiring?
Official nuclear energy policy in the Western countries with little investments and continuously changing requirements has, with time, pushed into bankruptcy most of the major actors. The only left ...
Why is the political Islam considered bad by some people in the west?
I have seen some books and listened to some speeches on YouTube by some western writers and government officials. It seems to me that they possess a very negative connotation of political Islam. Why ...
In what Western Countries has any party or coalition been elected gaining a supermajority or such majority permitting constitutional amendments?
For the sake of the argument, the "Western" countries should include all Member States of the EU, and countries conventionally understood to be part of the "West". Any time after ...
How do Western countries know that Ukrainians massively support the continuation of resistance?
More than 6 million Ukrainians have fled the country The vast majority of Ukrainian males aged 18 to 60 are literally forced to stay in the war-torn country Social pressure probably prevents them from ...
Are temporary economic impacts a relevant political factor that prevents assisted-suicide rights?
Question Are temporary economic impacts a relevant political factor that prevents assisted-suicide rights ? Originally the question was - "Assisted-suicide rights - A little known but huge ...
In terms of Realpolitik, what does the West gain from supporting Taiwan?
The West has been supporting Taiwan for decades and is constantly worried about China taking over the island. But in practical terms... why do they care? What risks does the West face from allowing ...
Have any current Western politicians expressed concerns about a possible alliance between China and Russia?
We are currently witnessing a new conflict between Russia and the West, which some people have compared to a new Cold War. Additionally, the relations between China and the West are not as good as ...
Have any prominent politicians in the West called for Ukraine to surrender territory to Russia?
Are there any prominent politicians in the West who are encouraging Ukraine to just give up and officially surrender Crimea/Donbass to Russian control in order to end the war? NB: I am not saying ...
Why hadn't the west arrested Russian billionaires for corruption/money laundering prior to the Ukraine war?
According to US law they can arrest people for money laundering even if the money was laundered outside of the US. Here's Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's old statement: The West plays ...
Is there any sign "the West" is deliberately trying to prolong fighting in Ukraine for the sake of fighting?
In a recent answer, user kandi made this statement: the war probably could have been ended by now if the West wasn't passionatly supporting the bloodshed by provided just as much arms as to keep ...
How did Russia end up becoming an opposing power of the West?
I am talking about pre-Ukraine War situation. Especially from 1990 to 2021. At present there are only two major powers that are posing themselves as an opposing force to the US leadership. I admit ...
How do Western democracies justify censorship of foreign media outlets?
One of the features of a democracy is freedom of speech and media, but in the last few months Russian media outlets were closed and blocked online. Such censorship happened for example in the EU and ...
Why doesn't Ukraine just buy the heavy/advanced weaponry that it needs
The Ukrainian military is basically starving for more advanced equipments. From what is public information, it is clear that the West hasn't been supplying to the levels that would satisfy the ...
Why is China so hostile to the western world? [closed]
Through domestic education or propaganda, Chinese government is consistently educating its everyone who listens to the CCP mouthpiece that they should be careful of the western threat. An example ...
Was the West supporting certain sides in the two Chechen wars?
There were two wars in Chechnya after the end of the Cold War, in 1994-96 and in 1999-2009. Was there any evidence, or even claims, of Western support to certain Chechen fighters via the provision ...
How can developing and underdeveloped countries get out of the arm-twisting cycle? [closed]
Contents of letter carrying 'evidence of foreign conspiracy' against govt shared with journalists According to the above article: They showed the letter from a distance. It is very clearly evident [...
Has there been a reaction from the West's Left to Ukraine's suspending of some "socialist" political parties (for alleged ties to Russia)?
A few days ago Ukrainian government suspended 11 political parties with links to Russia(original order here), specifically: Opposition Platform - For Life, Shariy Party, Nashi, Opposition Bloc, Left ...
Are there any polls on what those supporting a "no fly zone" think it entails?
Thanks to Ukraine's successful PR campaign, instituting a "no fly zone" is currently a popular talking point in the US. But as explained in What would setting up a no-fly zone by NATO over ...
Why are Western politicians even bothering to react to Russian claims?
Some examples of claims from Russia which Western politicians recently had to respond to: Ukraine was making nuclear weapons in Chernobyl Ukraine had biolabs working on new biological weapons Ukraine'...
Did the sanctions against Russia take into account that oil price might neutralise their effect?
Western countries imposed some sanctions on the Russian Federation and some Russian individuals since the start of the invasion of Ukraine. But Russia can still sell oil on the international markets ...
What determines whether Western countries (and NATO) recognize separatist movements? (especially when comparing Kosovo and the Donbass)
Consider the following scenario: there is a region in a country inhabited primarily by a different ethnic group than the majority of the rest of the country, and has been living there and composing ...
What is the reason the free world bloc doesn't supply armament to the National Unity Government of Myanmar (NUG)
When it comes to Ukraine or Afghanistan, the so-called free world countries seem to help supply armament to those two; but when it comes to Myanmar, support seems to be lacking. Is it because Myanmar ...
What measures short of war are still available to the West to pressure Russia?
The US and the EU have introduced numerous sanctions recently but its not very clear what options are still on the table, short of an actual invasion. One option that's commonly discussed in the media ...
What is the practical benefit to a country in having multiculturalism?
Multicultural cities in countries of high ethnic diversity celebrate multiculturalism. Institutes, organisations and general mainstream culture push this notion that multiculturalism brings benefits ...
Does the shipment of large amounts of a variety of sophisticated weapons to Ukraine carry a high risk of retaliation or misuse for the senders?
Does the shipment of large amounts of a variety of sophisticated weapons to Ukraine carry a high risk for the senders? A couple of things come to mind: Similarity to Afghanistan. We send weapons to ...
Does public spending involving religious organizations (i.e. the Church) follow the same transparency rules as for other public spending?
Several months ago, a Romanian NGO's investigation (Recorder - The Clan of the Great White) revealed that the public spending involving the Romanian Orthodox Church seems to be very opaque. I am ...
Was there another time where a Western country recalled its diplomats from the U.S.?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-17/france-recalls-u-s-australian-ambassadors-over-submarine-row France recalled its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia in a diplomatic slap intended ...
Why is the West concerned about the enforcement of certain attire on women in Afghanistan but unconcerned about similar European policy?
France, Canada and other countries have introduced hijab bans - bans on essential Islamic dress that hijab-practicing Muslim women cannot appear in public without. Adding to this the proposed values ...
What did the Western Governments expect to happen in Afghanistan?
A number of western leaders, particularly in the US, have said they were surprised by the rapidity of the Taliban's success over the last 2 weeks. For example, the Pentagon's top military officer, ...
Did all European countries choose to evacuate their diplomats from Afghanistan?
According to xinhuanet.com: BRUSSELS, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- More European countries said on Monday that they were evacuating embassy staff and nationals from Afghanistan following the latest ...
Do someone know book, this page is taken from? [closed]
I've found a screenshot from some(western?) political comic book, but cannot understand what's this: Do someone know the origin and what's this about?
How to differentiate propaganda from actual news in a democratic country?
As I've understood, propaganda can still be produced in democratic countries, and potentially can be used to target a domestic audience. But I presume that being able to differentiate propaganda from ...
Can propaganda be present/produced in democratic countries?
I'm used to hear opinions, that, for example, RT is "Russian propaganda" and "Global Times" is Chinese propaganda. In general, according to this point of view, propaganda is a mark ...
How it is determined, if some country is democratic? [closed]
It's interesting for me, how it is decided by western community. For example, we have country "A" (imagine, parliament republic), which holds elections. Note also, that it's not about "...
How to differ "angry mobs" from "fighters for freedom"? [closed]
I'm looking at those images and cannot understand how western correspondents (for example), differ "lawful use of force" from "unlawful use of force" (on the last image). 2020, US: ...
Is the prevalence of racial arguments unique to US politics or is it a topic in other Western countries as well?
It seems that in the United States, much of politics is currently focused around the subject of racism. Many issues are rephrased as racism issues - infrastructure, healthcare, policing... Now I'm not ...
Is the West hoarding Covid-19 vaccines?
I read in the news that some organizations/poorer countries have been complaining that western countries are hoarding the Covid 19 vaccines. I have doubts about how true this is. True, some countries ...
Is making compromises a Western concept?
In this WSJ article, Chun Seong-whun (a former South Korean national-security official) is quoted saying “Making compromises is a Western concept. North Korea has long exploited that.” Is it true ...
Any concrete information about Ukrainian reforms, necessary for NATO?
There was a NATO summit some days ago, in Brussels. It confirmed a decision towards Ukraine being a NATO member. Article 69 of the joint Communiqué defines specific steps Ukraine has to take in order ...
Why there is nearly no international community response to Colombia protests?
Protests in Colombia are going on since 27 April 2021. There is even an wiki article about it, showing widespread police violence and many victims: The protesters want the riot police to be disbanded ...