Historic foes facing jittery future

2015-11-27 03:00
Turkey's downing of a Russian war plane on the Syrian border risks inflicting significant damage on relations between Moscow and Ankara, even if they both have an interest in avoiding a permanent rupt...

Shooting the messenger in India

2015-11-27 03:00
In Bertolt Brecht’s poem Die Lösung (“The Solution”), written after the 1953 uprising in East Germany, a government functionary hands out bulletins informing the people that they have cost themselves...

Violence begets violence

2015-11-27 03:00
In the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, there were frenzied calls for “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle has sailed to the Medit...

Stirring anti-Saudi hysteria

2015-11-26 03:00
Over the past year and particularly since the Paris attacks nearly two weeks ago criticism of Saudi Arabia has increased in volume for its alleged connections to Daesh. These are serious allegations a...

Don’t fall into Daesh trap

2015-11-26 03:00
The feeling that binds together people who are associated with radical terror organizations is hatred. Feelings of revenge motivate organization members and produce communities that have no compunctio...

The arc of climate justice

2015-11-26 03:00
It is a painful irony of climate change that those least responsible for the problem are often the most exposed to its ravages. And if any country can claim to be the victim of this climate injustice,...

A giant leap toward WWIII?

2015-11-26 03:00
Shooting down of a Russian warplane by Turkey on Tuesday could not have come at a worse time in the most volatile regions of the world. Some view this incident as a giant leap to a wider clash of prid...

India cozying up to Singapore

2015-11-26 03:00
It is not for nothing that Narendra Modi has visited Singapore second time since he took over as prime minister 18 months ago. The only other country to have had this privileged treatment from Modi is...

What is Thomas Friedman doing in Riyadh?

2015-11-25 03:05
The presence of American writer and columnist Thomas Friedman in Riyadh has sparked a debate about the purpose of his visit. Some have classified Friedman as an anti-Saudi writer, who has written arti...

Working class hero

2015-11-25 03:00
“I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night/ Alive as you or me,” goes the old song. “Says I, ‘But Joe, you’re ten years dead.’/ ‘I never died,’ says he.” Many of those familiar with these words are likely t...

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