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Airports make for easy targets

  • For reasons that defy logic, Istanbul’s main airport has always been seen as a vulnerable target which only underscores the fact that all airports in the world are open to attack and fail-safe is not a viable option. At Ataturk, security is usually high but the weak underbelly lies in vehicular...
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Londoners show the way

  • Race is the ultimate reality, said Benjamin Disraeli, the 19th century Conservative prime minister. Although the color of one’s skin still matters, Britain has come a long way since the time of its first Jewish prime minister. Nothing better encapsulates this change than the historic election of...
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Green Card: A ray of hope for expats

  • Emad is an Egyptian engineer. Ahmed is a Syrian accountant. Both are very close friends and their families are like one big family. Both the friends have been living in Saudi Arabia for the past 35 years. Their children grew up together. All their childhood memories were formed in Saudi Arabia...
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Canada, Sikhs and apologies

  • The Canadians are a strange lot. Who in their right mind would offer apologies with folded hands for something that happened more than a century ago? Justin Trudeau, Canada’s young prime minister, has decided to tender a formal apology next month before Parliament for what is known as the...
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A bridge to unity, strength

  • The five-day visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will be inscribed in history books in more ways than one. He has proved to the doubters and the rumormongers, who’ve gleefully cast suspicions on the strength of Saudi-Egyptian ties, that nothing will break the bond between these...
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Big test awaits Gandhis

  • The assembly elections looming on India’s horizon are being billed as a mini-referendum on the performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Narendra Modi-led national government. But the truth is that there is much more at stake for Sonia Gandhi’s opposition Congress Party than the ruling BJP in...
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Economic growth after Arab Spring

  • Five years after the so-called Arab Spring uprisings began, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have achieved reasonable levels of political stability. Yet economic growth remains tepid, and the International Monetary Fund does not expect the pace of expansion to exceed 1.5 percent per capita this...
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Ending the war in Syria

  • New steps — albeit small and tentative — have been taken toward ending the war in Syria. The United Nations Security Council has adopted Resolution 2254, expressing its backing for a transition out of the conflict, and the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) has set a date for its next...
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Bold visit brings fresh ray of hope

  • Intelligent men have no enemies, said Chanakya, the author of Arthashastra, the bible of statecraft. Advising leaders against conflicts, Chanakya warns that avoidable confrontations could be a distraction from the greater objective of empire building. I wonder how the ancient Hindu sage would...
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The cynicism of realpolitik

  • Not a day is passed without coming across the term “national interests” used in official statements, analyses and commentaries. It is one of the most favorite terms of global leaders while explaining their dealings or disagreements with other countries.Countries discuss geopolitical issues at...
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