Bright kids but poor grades

2014-10-30 03:00
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. The public policy...

Living in a world of illusions

2014-10-30 03:00
We have been living in an illusion. For years, the world has believed that the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar order would be peaceful, orderly, and steady, with new players like China, Bra...

Three elections in three continents

2014-10-30 03:00
Last Sunday was a busy day: Three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times.First, Brazil, where President Dilma Rousseff eked out a second-round...

Why should bigotry get to play

2014-10-30 03:00
Racist. Sexist. Bigoted. Why is it that these three prejudices are so easily injected into the world of sport? When we started out in journalism forty years ago we were told that the sports pages were...

Modi govt ties itself in knots

2014-10-30 03:00
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

2014-10-30 03:00
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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