Opinion

True nature of Syrian crisis

2016-02-13 03:00
The latest declaration by Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, which held Assad’s regime responsible for obstructing the negotiations, does not rise to the level of crimes and serious incid...

Enigma of the US election

2016-02-13 03:00
The results of the primary elections in New Hampshire — a state where if presidential candidates do not come out swinging and win big are likely to encounter diminished support elsewhere in the countr...

China can fix its economy

2016-02-13 03:00
Pessimism about China has become pervasive in recent months, with fear of a “China meltdown” sending shock waves through stock markets worldwide since the beginning of the year. And practically everyo...

PYD: Another face of terror

2016-02-13 03:53
Last week we discussed Turkey’s civil war against the PKK and saw how the issue is directly related to the PYD in Syria. The PYD (and its armed wing, the YPG) was founded by members of the PKK in 2003...

Vaccines versus superbugs

2016-02-13 03:55
The outbreak of the Zika virus, like Ebola before it, has highlighted the risk that infectious diseases can pose to the health of entire countries — and the importance of vaccines to the fight against...

Rock and a hard place

2016-02-13 03:00
How does one reconcile the execution of the army chief with the launch of a missile, both acts attributed to North Korea in the same week.Gen. Ri Yong-gil, the army chief of staff since 2013, a pacifi...

Red Sea — artery of global trade

2016-02-12 03:00
The Red Sea has played a pivotal role in global trade for millennia. In the time of the pharaohs, it was at the heart of the global spice trade. Today, it is an essential global artery, feeding Wester...

North Korea’s nuclear deterrent

2016-02-12 03:00
Here we go again. North Korea launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday, saying that it was just putting up a satellite, only weeks after it carried out its fourth nuclear weapo...

Farmers and climate change

2016-02-12 03:00
A new push to give farmers in developing countries better access to markets, led by the United Nations’ food aid agency, could fall short of its goals if it does not prioritize helping poor farmers ad...

Trump proves party establishment can’t stop him

2016-02-12 03:00
The current and former chiefs of the state Republican Party condemned him. New Hampshire’s only two Republican members of Congress refused to endorse him. The conservative owner of the state’s largest...

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