Do you need to know or want to discuss politics in a particular part of the world before you travel there?
Do international affairs interest you at all? Perhaps you'd prefer to discuss morals & ethics, ideologies, or conspiracy theories.
You can increase your knowledge and perhaps even hone some other skills in the Politics Forum
I think it's still better to discuss any issues related to travel on the travel forums - that's why there is 'general' and 'off topic'.
And there are many, many travel forums - some better some worse.
I agree wholeheartedly with you.
However, when I saw this particular site mentioned earlier today elsewhere, it seemed like it could be useful or of interest to members of Travellers Point.
I believe there's nearly half a million posts there. That may help someone that wants to travel.
I think its a good idea, I reckon not enough people think about the political situations in countries they want to visit cos its easier not to have it on your conscience or whatever..?
Interesting site...but there seems to be a lot of alarmist and paranoid posters there.. (red herrings too)