Opinion



Dilma Rousseff and the Peter Principle

PROTESTERS thronged Brazil’s cities on Sunday demanding the impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, narrowly elected to a second term just last October, but not one of them made any referenc



India’s deadly cities

China and India are driving Asia’s population and urbanization trends.



No left turn permitted

Last week’s parliamentary endorsement of the Greek bailout deal prompted sighs of relief in some quarters, but on the streets of Greece the popular mood was predominantly disconsolate, and understanda



China not forthright on disasters

Chinese authorities’ handling of the Tianjin explosions bears many of the hallmarks of their standard approach to the litany of disasters in the country, a clampdown on discussion, official obfuscati




Local innovation for local problems

As we learn more about the threat from substandard and counterfeit medicines, it is becoming clear that it is a far greater problem than previously thought.



West’s moral bankruptcy

On April 26, 2011, a meeting that can only be described as sinister took place between the then Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.



Don’t let Libya down

Libya is embroiled in bloodshed and chaos, terrorized and plundered by Daesh and feuding armed militias.



Lebanon’s discriminatory approach is embarrassing

It’s ironic to celebrate the arrest of fugitive radical preacher Ahmad Al-Assir in Lebanon when at least three men wanted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon are hanging out in Beirut’s southern subur



Hunger strike tests Israeli law

A nearly two-month hunger strike by a Palestinian detainee now in a coma may test a controversial new Israeli law on force-feeding, with doctors vowing to refuse to carry it out.

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