Opinion

Are Arabs ready for the future?

2014-12-26 03:00
Is it finally the end of El Dorado? After surging and serenading above $100 a barrel for years, the much prized oil suddenly finds itself cheap and in diminished global esteem. Oil prices hit a new fi...

Dear BJP, it’s Bharat Ratna, not Hindu Ratna

2014-12-26 03:00
With its choice of the latest Bharat Ratna awardees, the BJP-led government has not left a shred of doubt about its agenda. No surprises there, it’s Hindutva, not development, on the plank of which it...

From 1979 to Peshawar carnage

2014-12-26 03:00
For Pakistan it has been a long slow descent into hell. The brutal, mindless mass murder of 134 children at a school in Peshawar on Dec. 16 confirms, if nothing else, that we have arrived in the dark...

Radical goals for sustainable development

2014-12-26 03:00
Let us imagine for a moment that we could change the world according to our wishes. Dramatic economic inequality gives way to social and political inclusion. Universal human rights become a reality. W...

Race for the Arctic

2014-12-25 03:00
A couple of years ago, a Canadian minister proudly declared that Santa Claus was a citizen of Canada. After all, his home and toy factory are at the North Pole, which, according to the minister’s inte...

The psychology of torture

2014-12-25 03:00
Like most Americans, I was appalled as I read the recent US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s treatment of detainees in the war on terror.As the 2014 president of the American Psycho...

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