Opinion



Where Obama went wrong on Iran

The pros and cons of the accord with Iran over its nuclear program will be debated extensively over the next two months, in the run-up to a vote on the deal by the US Congress.



Violence of vigilantism

Lynch them. String them up. Tie them to a post and larrup the life out of them. Parade them naked and beat them with sticks and pelt them with stones.



We are our own worst enemies

I shuddered on Thursday evening when I heard the news that a gunman had opened fire at a US military recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.



Saudi Press Roundup

Aden declared victorious city



After the Iran nuclear deal

The thing to bear in mind about Tuesday’s deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China) is that without it Iran could get nuclear weapons in



The Turkish border has to be ‘secure’

One wonders how the US would react if there were constant fighting along its approximately 1,000-km border, if there were a flood of refugees from two different countries and if nothing were being don



Bottling the sun

This December, world leaders will gather in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where they will attempt, yet again, to hammer out a global agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissi



Jostling for hegemony

And what if the whole drama was only an exercise of deception?What if the wily Persians did not even dream of building an atomic bomb, but used the threat to further their real aims?



Karzai’s undiminished presence

Barely 10 months after retiring as president, Hamid Karzai remains a formidable presence in Afghan politics, with critics accusing him of Machiavellian string-pulling behind the scenes which is imperi



Evoking Srebrenica

It was 20 years ago this month, on July 12, 1995, when units of the so-called Army Republika Srpska (VRS), also known as The Bosnian Serb Army, under the command of Gen.

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