Why India is on alert

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi may have flung off a cheap shot at Prime Minister Modi for playing the drums (fiddling like Nero) in Japan while crises were brewing in India but really, stop this sort of

Dealing effectively with Putin

For more than six months now, since Russia annexed Crimea, western politicians and analysts have been asking what can make Vladimir Putin stop or retreat.

Cameron in hot water

Until this week almost nobody outside Scotland took very seriously the possibility that Europe’s most stable and durable nation, the only big country on earth not to have suffered invasion, revolution

Democracy in the 21st century

The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century attests to growing concern about rising inequality.

A few differences between 1939 and now

The Ukrainian Army is in retreat on every front.

Living dangerously in Pakistan

Every hero becomes a bore at last, quipped Emerson, the quintessential Boston Brahmin known for his old-fashioned, New England commonsense.

Other Side of the Mirror: That’s some plane talk

It is the secret desire of all men who catch planes to sit next to a single girl and enjoy several hours of fun conversation. A genuine ego trip.

Children face ‘education emergency’ in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of children in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region are facing an “education emergency” after being forced from their homes, with hundreds of schools used to shelter displaced families

100 days of Modi govt

The first 30 days in office for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were not rosy. He had gone on record sharing his disappointment that his government was not even being allowed honeymoon period.

A stronger Canadian dollar in the pipeline?

LONDON: Over time, the Canadian dollar might prove to be a winner from the conflict in Ukraine, which has highlighted the European Union's reliance on energy supplies from Russia.

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