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Arming Ukraine will put the West in danger

A DANGEROUS, possibly irreversible, dynamic of conflict is taking hold of Russian-Western relations.
In every arena of the Ukraine crisis, escalation is the order of the day…

February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

The symphony of our times

As the evolving history later revealed, the direct intrusion of the military in national politics and destruction of democracy eventually led to the dismemberment of Pakistan…

February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
It’s the elections, stupid

It’s the elections, stupid

The most proper, obvious and urgent response to the current political crisis in Bangladesh is to condemn the violence…

February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Doctrine’s core

Doctrine’s core

The ‘basic structure’ becoming law has been accepted by the Supreme Courts of India and Bangladesh while the Supreme Court of Pakistan has made impressive strides towards its acceptance…

February 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
The re-colonisation of Africa

The re-colonisation of Africa

Most of the world’s food is grown by small scale farmers. While it is called ‘traditional’ agriculture, it is never static and farmers constantly adapt…

February 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Asia at the crossroads

Asia at the crossroads

Asia has made significant progress towards democratisation in recent decades. Despite being tested from outside and from within, states such as Taiwan and Indonesia have managed to continue their progress in consolidating democracy…

February 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Despicable American presstitutes

There is a brouhaha under way about an American journalist who told a story about being in a helicopter in a war zone…

February 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
A Greek morality tale

A Greek morality tale

When the euro crisis began a half decade ago, Keynesian economists predicted that the austerity that was being imposed on Greece and the other crisis countries would fail…

February 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Pornography of political violence

The nation is observing a redemptive political unrest to interpersonal delinquent violence and their overlaps. We have been cowering in the shadow of escalating terrorism…

February 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Victims of corporate profit maximisation

Victims of corporate profit maximisation

At least 13 workers, including two women, died and many others were injured in a devastating fire that erupted at the five-storey Appco Bangladesh plastics factory in Dhaka’s Mirpur 1 district on Saturday [January 31] afternoon…

February 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Greece is insolvent

Greece is insolvent

The finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis appointed by prime minister Alexis Tsipras in the aftermath of the Syriza victory, in an interview with Emily Maitlis on the BBC’s Newsnight programme said, ‘Suppose a friend…

February 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Legal and moral abyss

MUMTAZ Qadri, more than being defended by former chief justice of the Lahore High Court, Khawaja Mohammad Sharif, former LHC judge Mian Nazir Akhtar, and hundreds of other lawyers, is being lionised by these professed…

February 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Graveyard silence replaces revolutionary euphoria

Graveyard silence replaces revolutionary euphoria

On the first anniversary of Egypt’s January revolution, there was a huge festival on Cairo’s central Tahrir Square. On the fourth anniversary, demonstrations were banned and the square blocked off by the army…

February 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Street power perils

‘IT is quite possible for this newborn democracy to retain its form but give place to dictatorship in fact. If we wish to maintain democracy not merely in form, but also in fact, what must we do? The first thing in my judgment…

February 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
War is the new normal

War is the new normal

IT WAS launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost immediately became known as the Global War on Terror, or GWOT…

February 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

The symphony of our times

At the end of the first-year Intermediate started the vacation until July. Though we knew that the examination for promotion to the second year would be held after the vacation, no firm steps were taken for disciplined and systematic preparation…

February 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
A new economy for a regenerative society

A new economy for a regenerative society

Most of the products of our growth-addicted economy are useless, obsolete and unnecessary junk that do not contribute to our human purpose; on the contrary they impoverish, deplete and contaminate our eco-livelihood…

February 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

The politics of wilderness

THE Obama administration is turning heads by proposing new protections for large portions of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge…

February 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
The Collectivist, debt colonialism and the real Alexis Tsipras

The Collectivist, debt colonialism and the real Alexis Tsipras

As the new government’s statement on Mariupol reveals, Greece will leverage its position along a geopolitical fault-line to maximise its bargaining power…

February 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Another year of civilians living dangerously

Another year of civilians living dangerously

It has been a year of searing images of horrifying mass civilian injury and death, from Gaza to eastern Ukraine. The world must set standards to curb resort to weapons with wide-area effects where many civilians are at risk…

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

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