A really smart investment

Where should the global community focus its attention over the next 15 years?

On the path to reform

After the deadly Taleban attacks on a Peshawar school, the government chalked out a National Action Plan (NAP) as a multi-pronged strategy to counter the menace of terrorism in Pakistan.

Ghettoization of Indian Muslims

Days before US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, the provincial police created a storm of controversy by making dummy terrorists wear skullc

Globalizing sustainable development

The question of how the world can end extreme poverty and improve human wellbeing will take on new urgency in 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire and a new set of goals — the propo

Coping with risks for a safer future

Ten years ago this month, representatives from 168 United Nations member states met in Kobe, the capital of Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, to decide how to manage risk better in the wake of the devastating

Russia’s incomprehensible Syria policy

Russian position on the Syrian crisis is beyond comprehension. There are no defense treaties and the Syrian regime does not add any strategic value to Moscow in the regional conflict.

Freedom or license to offend

I was heartened to read Pope Francis say this week that those who ridicule others’ religions should expect a punch in reaction.

Saudi Press Roundup

Brain drain

When freedom of expression hurts

Democracy is the key to living in peace and freedom in today’s world. People can be free, grow and progress when they can live and speak as they wish.

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