Fast-changing realities

2014-09-17 03:00
Just a few years ago, oil prices would fluctuate without even signs of any conflict anywhere in the world. A meeting of OPEC members or a harmless general statement from let us say the Saudi oil minis...

War on IS dilutes Palestinian issue

2014-09-17 03:00
One potential winner in the international and regional drive to fight and destroy the Islamic State, or ISIL, is Israel. Less than a month has passed since the tentative cease-fire was reached between...

An aye for independent Scotland?

2014-09-17 03:00
The British political elite has lately felt obliged to combat contingencies on two fronts. It’s not quite certain about how to proceed against the so-called Islamic State. There’s a greater sense of p...

No bridge over troubled waters

2014-09-17 03:00
It used to be a picture postcard you sent to people in other places. Even when it became a bone of contention between India and Pakistan, Kashmir retained its natural beauty. When terrorism stained th...

Putin eyeing creation of ‘Novorossiya’

2014-09-17 03:00
Russia could go even further in Ukraine with the “frozen conflict” strategy it has tried and tested in other countries, and may even end up annexing around half of Ukrainian territory, analysts say.Ki...

Another war to rearrange the ME

2014-09-16 03:00
A few months ago, not many Americans, in fact Europeans as well, knew that a Yezidi community in fact existed in northwest Iraq. Even in the Middle East itself, the Yezidis and their way of life have...

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