Opinion



So much for equality in the nation of nations

In August of 2012, during the presidential campaign pitting Barack Obama against the Republican contender for the White House, Mitt Romney, the incumbent invoked the notion of “equal opportunity,” in



Kurdistan in a tight spot

June 9, 2014 is a day people in Kurdistan, Iraq, the Middle East, and most of the world will remember: Iraqi army units in the country’s second-largest city of Mosul melted away without fighting.



New Cold War is not likely

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union and the man who inadvertently administered a mercy killing to Communism in Europe said, “The world is on the brink of a new Cold War.



Progress in fight against terror

Pakistani forces, backed by aerial support, are making progress in their second major offensive against the dreaded armed group Lashkar-e-Islam, or Army of Islam, in the country’s northern Khyber trib



Politics of UN leadership

Election cycles are growing longer worldwide. In the United States, for example, ambitious politicians are already campaigning hard in bellwether states for the 2016 presidential election.



Modi making shrewd moves

Within less than six months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to expand his Cabinet carries strong messages for his party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members, its allies, rivals and for polit



When nations fail to learn from past

Recent history tells us that whenever the Middle East is faced with any radical threat, a United States-Iran alliance takes shape.



Keeping Riyadh tidy

It is really annoying to see people throwing objects from moving cars. The other day, I saw somebody throwing an empty beverage can from a moving car that landed on the windshield of the car.



Problem with Pakistan

This is with reference to the article “Pakistan needs electoral reforms” (Nov. 14) by Nadeem M. Qureshi.



Forgotten country

The world seems to be too preoccupied with the self-ascribed Islamic State (IS) that the problems facing Libya have almost taken a backseat.

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