Opinion

The never-ending Arab Spring

2016-02-11 03:00
The term “spring” is used to describe a popular uprising against a political system. It is mainly used in Europe. In the recent history of mankind, the term was used to mark a period of a few months i...

Falling into the terrorists’ trap

2016-02-11 03:00
American politics has been captured by terrorists. In December 2015, polls showed that one in six Americans, some 16 percent of the population, now identify terrorism as the most important national pr...

Absurdity of the war in Syria

2016-02-11 03:00
Fighters from Chechnya are on both sides of the conflict; on one side they guide Russian aircraft to their targets and on the other they fight Daesh extremists in Syria and Iraq to participate in thei...

Coed or not, it’s our choice

2016-02-11 03:00
Apparently the good folks in government in Ontario, Canada, didn’t get the memo that colonialism is no longer fashionable.There’s a bit of a dust-up in Ontario’s higher education circles that Algonqui...

Modi and his foreign trips

2016-02-11 03:00
In the past 20 months since taking over as prime minister of India, Narendra Modi has visited 32 countries; five of these twice — Nepal, France, Russia, Singapore and the United States.The 27 countrie...

The UAE’s Ministry of Happiness

2016-02-10 03:02
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, surprised the World Government Summit held in Dubai this week when he announced major structural...

Syrians left to suffer

2016-02-10 03:00
The collapse of the preparatory round of Geneva 3 talks last week was expected. The government delegation was not ready to acquiesce to opposition demands that the humanitarian clauses of UN Security...

Moscow: Then and now

2016-02-10 03:00
A recently published book by Syrian Vice President Farouq Al-Sharaa, who has been out of sight since 2012, describes how Russia agreed to receive Rifaat Assad, who had a dispute in 1984 with his broth...

Understanding global economic problems

2016-02-10 03:00
Seven years after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, the world economy continued to stumble in 2015. According to the United Nations’ report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016, the...

Can Sanders spring a surprise?

2016-02-10 03:00
Let us suppose for a moment that, by some miracle, Bernie Sanders makes it into the White House. How much of his broadly commendable agenda would he be able to translate into concrete policies?Among o...

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