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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.



Living in a world of illusions

We have been living in an illusion.



Three elections in three continents

Last Sunday was a busy day: Three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times.



Why should bigotry get to play

Racist. Sexist. Bigoted. Why is it that these three prejudices are so easily injected into the world of sport?



Modi govt ties itself in knots

The Narendra Modi government has tied itself in knots over the issue of untaxed or black money, a political issue involving illegal money that has been lingering on for years and being monitored by th



Pakistan’s volatile political scene

A new kind of crisis fraught with all kinds of eventualities — like ethnic riots possibly worse than the ones witnessed in the aftermath of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984

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