Opinion



Biden rousing the troops again

He may have raised an eyebrow or two a couple of months ago when he hopped onto a conference call to touch base with many of the hundreds of his former Senate, vice-presidential and campaign staffs.



Self-defeating policies of US

In biology, it is known as reciprocal altruism. In business, it is known by its Latin moniker as quid pro quo. In common idiom, we call it gift exchange.



West’s strategy for Russia

The Aspen Strategy Group, a non-partisan group of foreign-policy experts recently wrestled with the question of how to respond to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.



Implications of Pakistan’s current crisis

The political chaos in Pakistan has deepened, with the country’s embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif now vowing not to step down despite escalating protests against his rule.



Arab world is being hit from every side

The Arab world has been dealt so many sporadic blows that we can no longer get a grip on where it all started and when this trauma will end.



Being a good Muslim

Beyond any shadow of doubt, people judge others by their behavior not by their faith. So, who is a Muslim? A Muslim is any individual who proclaims Shahadah.



Respecting the right to education

The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (MDGs) of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school.



Palestinian rift will only benefit Israel

Barely a week had passed since a cease-fire agreement was reached between the Palestinians and Israel, through Egyptian mediation, before verbal clashes ensued between President Mahmoud Abbas and Hama



Conflicting consequences

Barack Obama’s recent confession that his country did not so far have a strategy as far as the so-called Islamic State (IS) is concerned has been pilloried as a gaffe.



Pakistan’s political deadlock

The Sharif-led government in Pakistan has pushed itself deeper into trouble by resorting to violence against protesters in Islamabad.

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