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The shock of being sacked

It is possible that you are looking at these columns because you came to work one day and there was that dreaded letter from the HR department telling you the party is over and you have been retrenche



Euro zone — what exactly went wrong?

Incompatibilities in any human relationship — be it on an individual level or group/national level — lead to splits. When love departs, so does the desire to live together.



Fighting tax evasion together

We are witnessing profound changes in the way that the world economy works.



Maybe it’s just adventurism

What is about westerners who suddenly get up and become jihadists?



Thank you Sweden

Even when the Swedish foreign minister promised that his country will recognize the State of Palestine, we weren't sure it would.



Blair’s ‘military humanism’

Active UK military engagement in the US-led war in Afghanistan, which ended on Oct. 26 after 13 years, was said by the British media to have divided opinion.



What W. Africa can teach us about Ebola

When the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital missed a crucial diagnosis of the Ebola virus and released Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan to go home, it unleashed a sequence of events that is still unfolding



Other Side of the Mirror: Why NaMo is making a mess of it

After deep and introspective study I have finally figured out why Modi bashers are so frightfully busy bashing.



The French walk a tightrope

Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said that a week is a very long time in politics.



Bright kids but poor grades

It is clear that as 2015 approaches the Saudi education system remains ill-equipped to respond to the needs of a modern Saudi family. What worked a generation ago does not work now.

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