Silence of intellectuals and emergence of IS

2014-10-22 03:00
The rapid rise of the so-called Islamic State has exposed clear fault-lines in the Arab world, not least the failure of Arab intellectuals to stand up and be counted in the face of autocracy and fasci...

Indoor Winter Olympics!

2014-10-22 03:00
Hosting a sports event is considered a major achievement of any country especially if it belongs to the Third World.But there are some events, which can only be organized in a few countries such as th...

How Iran will benefit from regional unrest

2014-10-22 03:00
Iran could emerge as a winner from the open-ended war on the self-ascribed Islamic State (IS), which has shifted attention from Tehran’s attempt to expand its sphere of influence and improve its posit...

The Turkish conundrum

2014-10-22 03:00
Turkey's decision, announced on Monday, to permit Kurdish fighters to percolate across its border with Syria to aid the defense of Kobani against the Islamic State (IS) came as something of a surprise...

Brazil’s institutional limbo

2014-10-22 03:00
International investors are watching closely as Brazilians prepare to vote in the second round of the presidential election on Oct. 26. Their vote will not only decide who will be the country’s next p...

A thaw in Pak-Afghan relations

2014-10-22 03:00
After years of mistrust and tension-filled relations, there are now indications that Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are ready to “bury the hatchet,”...

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