Opinion



Failing the Palestinians

Was there any logic, or perhaps some hidden strategy, behind the PLO’s maneuvers at the UN Security Council last week?



Raising the bogey of LTTE

Nearly six years after Sri Lanka’s army destroyed the Tamil Tigers, their ghosts are haunting a bitterly fought presidential election as the embattled incumbent seeks to boost his share of the vote.



Negative trend in Indian polity

Indian politics is experiencing a dangerous trend: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress locking horns over an alleged “terror boat,” which reportedly originated from Pak



Going round in circles

Even in the 68th year of its existence, Pakistan seems rudderless unsure whether to be a genuine democracy or continue to remain a pseudo-military state.




Riyadh and Baghdad can boost Arab unity

In a much-anticipated move, Saudi Arabia plans to reopen its embassy in Baghdad and a consulate in Erbil after 24 years, giving further impetus to recent initiatives by the Kingdom to unify the Arab w



Dilemma over migrants

Nobody knows for sure how many people risk their lives every year just to reach the European shores.



Screen shots across the bow

It is hard to say whether Kim Jong-un will, to any extent, be placated by nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards, which feature The Interview — the comedy that has played a central role in stirri



Again at a crossroads

The failure of a Palestinian/Arab bid to pass a resolution last week at the UN Security Council essentially setting a deadline to end the Israeli occupation and allowing for the creation of an indepen



Enemy within and without

What I wrote in my previous column about the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) against Saudi Arabia was not a difficult prophecy to make as ISIS festers inside Iraq, not far from

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