Opinion

Will Obama change course?

2012-11-09 03:15
CONVENTIONAL wisdom has it that American foreign policy with regard to the Middle East has followed a certain pattern regardless of who is at the helm of the White House. And yet, many speculate how O...

Desperately waiting for Prime Minister Modi?

2012-11-09 03:13
EVERY time Narendra Modi’s Gujarat finds itself in the negative spotlight, his apologists have a stock response: “But look at the spectacular economic growth the state has made under his visionary lea...

Joyalukkas: World’s favorite jeweler in 22 carat gold

2012-11-09 03:13
WHEN I first called Joy Alukkas in Dubai he was kind enough to visit me at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. He did not insist on my going to his shop in the city to meet him. His shop in Dubai mirrored his ph...

The invisibility of the Saudi woman

2012-11-08 03:17
I was struck the other day by the message that two unrelated photographs conveyed.One was of President Barack Obama on stage with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia, moments before he g...

Obama’s victory spells trouble for Netanyahu

2012-11-08 03:15
ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and reenergized critics at home who accused him of backing the loser in the US presidential election.With Iran...

Hu Jintao leaves behind a strong but strained China

2012-11-08 03:14
AS Hu Jintao steps down as head of China’s Communist Party after 10 years in power, he’s hearing something unusual for a Chinese leader: Sharp criticism.In media commentaries, think-tank position pape...

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