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Turkey’s Strategic Reset: engagement instead of contention

Turkey’s Strategic Reset: engagement instead of contention Tue, 12 Jul, 2016

‘The EU loves to portray itself as a pan-European project. However, it stubbornly rejects and systematically demonises the only two European countries that have steady economic growth,

If Afghan Lives Mattered, Dallas Lives Would Matter Sat, 09 Jul, 2016

The man who murdered police officers in Dallas, Texas, this week had earlier been employed in a massive operation, now in its 15th year, that has killed many thousands of people in Afghanistan.

Impeach and Prosecute Tony Blair Thu, 07 Jul, 2016

The Chilcot report's "findings" have virtually all been part of the public record for a decade, and it avoids key pieces of evidence.

Is Brexit the end of the world? Mon, 27 Jun, 2016

To judge from a New York Times front-page article that appeared two days after the British vote to withdraw from the EU, the entire post-World War II global financial

Why is the Orlando Murderer’s Gender Not Central to the Story? Thu, 16 Jun, 2016

The massacre in Orlando was carried out as an act of rage. By a man. Who had access to military-grade weapons. And had unmet mental health and trauma needs.

Horrific Orlando, America's Battlefield Tue, 14 Jun, 2016

Is Afghanistan safer than America? The horrific murder of 49 people in Orlando this past weekend elevates our country to one of the worst battlefields in the world.
IT law - a challenge of dispute resolution

IT law - a challenge of dispute resolution Wed, 08 Jun, 2016

IT law or cyber law or internet law, is evolving in giant steps. On its way, it has many challenges to meet and a lot of burdens to cope with. Being a part of international law, it is though specific in its nature, mode of implementation and protection.
Celebrating Muhammad Ali

Celebrating Muhammad Ali Tue, 07 Jun, 2016

Thousands are heading to Louisville, Kentucky this week to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali. Ali will never be forgotten. He shook up the world and the world is a better place.

Beauty Contestants Now for World War, not World Peace Tue, 07 Jun, 2016

Even within what Dr. King called the greatest purveyor of violence in the world, there used to be one constituency you could count on to speak up for world peace: beauty contesta

Building Trust in Afghanistan Mon, 06 Jun, 2016

Here in Kabul, I read a recent BBC op-ed by Ahmed Rashid, urging a “diplomatic offensive” to build or repair relationships with the varied groups representing armed extremism in Afghanistan.
Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-denial is the biggest threat to world peace

Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-denial is the biggest threat to world peace Mon, 30 May, 2016

One of the ironies of being a Pakistani living abroad, especially in the West, is having to pose as Indian. According to Asghar Choudhri, the chairman of Brooklyn’s Pakistani American Merchant Association,  

On President Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Tue, 24 May, 2016

President Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the bombing 71 years ago in 1945.

Let's Back All Moderates in Syria and the World Sat, 28 May, 2016

I've come around in favor of backing all moderates. The question appeared to me for a long time as a difficult one. Should one give anti-aircraft weaponry, for example, to al Qaeda fighters in Syria in order to better combat ISIS (which could some day develop the airplane)?
Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus

Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus Wed, 18 May, 2016

Nuclear security is seemingly in the vanguard of global attention, but the large framework of international provisions is increasingly perceived as a toothless tiger.

I FREE myself from Facebook Mon, 16 May, 2016

 It was sometimes ago that the New Yorker featured a cartoon that went something like this: “With the internet, you can be a dog behind a computer and nobody knows.”

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The European Commission's Strategy for the Western Balkans

The European Commission set a target date of 2025 for some of the Balkan countries to join. However, Brussels sees only Serbia and Montenegro as actua ...

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