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Pakistan, the peacemaker

Pakistan, the peacemaker

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Mon, Feb 1 2016

The country has, surprisingly, taken strong actions against religious extremismI see in the news that...

The Middle Ages have not ended

The Middle Ages have not ended

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Sat, Jan 16 2016

Religion meets a human need -- but one size doesn’t fit allI have been reading a delightful book about...

Hopes and fears

Hopes and fears

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Sun, Jan 3 2016

2015 witnessed South Asia on the precipice of uncertainty To outsiders, and many insiders, 2015 brought...

The only thing we have to fear

The only thing we have to fear

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Sat, Dec 26 2015

The US’s ability to fight extremism as manifested by ISIS and al-Qaeda will be compromised if its recalcitrance...

Westphalian shadows revisited

Westphalian shadows revisited

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Tue, Dec 8 2015

Ungoverned spaces are dangerous breeding grounds for terroristsLast March, on the context of the Russian...

Turning point

Turning point

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Sat, Nov 21 2015

The anti-ISIS effort should be international in character, not led by the US or by NATOExcept for the...

The best way to resolve problems

The best way to resolve problems

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Sun, Oct 25 2015

Would calling American troops back from Afghanistan allay Pakistan’s terrorism problems?  “The...

The inside-out Bangladesh Solution

The inside-out Bangladesh Solution

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Sun, Oct 11 2015

There may be good reason for the optimism emanating from Pakistan these days. It remains to be seen how...

Labour Day doldrums

Labour Day doldrums

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Sat, Sep 12 2015

Labour Day in America is a time of unmitigated boredomHere we are in the middle of the Labour Day doldrums....

Who will save the children?

Who will save the children?

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Mon, Jun 22 2015

The more telling point is that Save the Children has evidently been operating in Pakistan for 35 years...

America: Declining or reclining?

America: Declining or reclining?

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Sat, Jun 13 2015

Not only are immigrants an increasing proportion of America, they are increasingly among the more skilled...

Justice vs impunity

Justice vs impunity

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Tue, Apr 28 2015

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two gravesWe watch and wait for the mayoral elections...

Vertically integrated corruption

Vertically integrated corruption

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Sat, Mar 14 2015

I was fascinated last week by the generational implications of a meeting held in the Wilson Centre on...

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed

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Sat, Feb 14 2015

The current situation in Bangladesh can only be described as incipient anarchy. The leaders of both major...

An ill wind blows from the east

An ill wind blows from the east

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Wed, Jan 21 2015

The AL has, it is assumed by many, managed to avoid popular discontent so far because the economy keeps...

No word of suns and worlds

No word of suns and worlds

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Wed, Jan 14 2015

The monster has come back to attack its creator, and has taken the lives of many innocentsThe memory...