Opinion



Two wrongs don’t make a right

During the early days of the occupation of Iraq, 11 Turkish soldiers based in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah were taken away with hoods over their heads in a surprise raid conducted by Americ



Understanding causes of ‘Intifada of the individuals’

In its long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors. Babylonians and Persians, Greeks and Romans, Mamluks and Turks, Britons and Jordanians — to mention just a few.



Abenomics put to the test

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he needed to hear the voice of the people.



Avoiding the climate change storm

Humanity has a critical choice to make.



Muslims must reach out to Dalits, other communities

The Dalits or low-caste Hindus have struggled on the margins of Indian society, suffering in silence, for thousands of years.



Other Side of the Mirror: Saga of the potato cutlet

The trouble with all these very swank restaurants is that if you are a vegetarian they simply collapse and cannot do anything more imaginative than slam a plate with three potato cutlets on it in fron



Pakistan’s key challenges

Pakistan faces many threats, which seem at times to threaten its existence. Terrorism, religious intolerance and sectarian violence are routinely featured in the media.



India’s moaning media

Indian media’s self-absorption with itself and the canopy of importance under which it dwells has changed a great deal in the half century since we became journalists.



Saudi women on a roll

Contrary to the western perception that Saudi women are under the thumb of a patriarchal society, there are some things that can’t be ignored.



UK selective memory syndrome

Even before the centenary this year of the outbreak of the World War I, British people seemed to be making an ever greater emotional investment in remembering their war dead.

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