Opinion



N-deal: So much for secrecy

It is said that the Israelis did not miss the chance to spy on what was going on at Swiss hotels where American and Iranian negotiators met to discuss Tehran’s nuclear program.



Syria getting grim and grimmer

The massacre recently committed by Al-Nusrah Front elements in the village of Qalb Lozeh, in Idlib province in northwestern Syria, could not have come at a worse time, given the way the Syrian uprisin



Modi govt in a tight spot

The opposition in India is suddenly smelling blood.



No to atomic weapons

Saudi Arabia’s growing stature on the international stage has come with critical responsibilities to safeguard itself and others for mutual benefit, including the vital issue of working toward regiona



The fall of a superpower

Thursday is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and in the course of the day you are almost bound to hear or read somebody claiming that it “changed history.” It was a very big battle, af



Turkey’s politics of peace

Turkey is moving into unchartered political territory, following the failure of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK party) to retain its parliamentary majority in the country’s recent general



Another Bush is on the move

Campaign kickoffs aren’t what they once were, given the distractions of the time and speed with which one political event overtakes another.



Between a rock and a hard place

Unlike its northern and eastern neighbors, Jordan has managed to overcome regional upsets that began with the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011 culminating with the bullet-sp



What’s in a name?

The perils of terror are no longer confined to far-flung places across the globe; they are a threat to us here in the UK and the western world.



Iran is not innocent

When the United States government declared its war on Afghanistan in October 2001, thus taking the first step in its so-called “war on terror,” following the devastating attacks of Sept.

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