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Americans should never relinquish their Guns

Jacob G. Hornberger | Calls for gun control after a mass shooting in America has, of course, become standard fare. But before Americans permit themselves...

Is Erdogan Really Serious About Bringing Back Death Penalty?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to respond to calls from his supporters for the plotters of the July 15 attempted coup to receive the...

Philippines must prepare for a long war against ISIS

Jumel G. Estrañero | Terrorism cannot be tackled overnight. On October 22 during the 38th MassKara Festival on Sunday night celebration, President Rodrigo Duterte urged the nation...

Has Trump’s game plan on Iran been successful?

M K Bhadrakumar |  The US President Donald Trump’s statement on Friday regarding Iran turned out to be high on rhetoric but lacking in substance....

The more you tell lies the easier it gets: Sound familiar?

Neil Garrett | Cast your mind back over the past week. How many times were you tempted to act dishonestly? Perhaps you were given too...

US airstrikes are killing more civilians than terrorists

Steven Feldstein | When President Donald Trump took office in January, it was unclear whether the bombast from his campaign would translate into an aggressive new...

Myanmar government refuses to accept Rohingya Muslims as its own citizens

Mong Palatino | On September 19, 2017, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a widely anticipated speech in front of diplomats, United Nations officials,...

“You will Never be Accepted Here!” EU Court Allows Companies to Ban Headscarves

Z. Fareen Parvez | The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which interprets EU law, issued a landmark judgment on March 14 that...

Syria must independently defeat terrorism

Sophie Mangal | Almost ten days have passed since the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the allied forces managed to break the siege of Deir Ezzor city, which...

Kashmir: Seeking Solutions; Investing In Peace

Rustam Shah Mohmand | Oct 26, 2016 The events unfolding in the wake of the killing of Burhan Wani, a Kasmiri freedom fighter about three...

The risks of military engagement against North Korea

Jonathan Augustine | The $20 million we spend daily maintaining the US nuclear arsenal could instead be used to provide $1,000 per day for every one...

Israel tackles Trump’s Syrian blues

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Government officials can be broadly put into two categories — those who take to bureaucratic skullduggery like fish to water and...

US military disaster in Yemen: Trump’s Bay of Pigs?

NBC News is reporting that contrary to what U.S. officials have been maintaining, the goal of the recent U.S. military attack in Yemen was not to...

Will Israel expand settlement to Jerusalem border?

The court-ordered evacuation of the illegal Amona outpost in the West Bank (scheduled for Dec. 25 at the latest), and the proposed outpost Regularization...

Will Trump’s praise for Pakistan improve ties?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Pakistani elites have shown once again that they can beat their Indian counterparts hands down in sucking up to the...

Surge of Saudi nationalism hurts US interests

M K Bhadrakumar | Reading tea leaves in Saudi politics is hazardous. That makes Moscow’s jubilation over the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman as the...

10 things highly effective people don’t do

Tayyab Babar | Sadly, there are very few people who are satisfied with their current work and life. Mostly all of us want a good pay...

Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines launch joint patrols to tackle ISIS threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | Staggering six months of waiting coupled with best efforts before this quarter of 2017, a more concrete defense alignment and cooperation...

I’m Muslim, but My Roommate Supports Trump

Romaissaa Benzizoune | Nov 13, 2016 When she outed herself to me as a Trump supporter, I realized I had finally found the “silent majority.”...

One dimensional terrorism – Modi’s narrative

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | PM Modi came to power with the Indians and the whole world looking up to a reformer but two years...

US and Russia: A meeting of two giants during G20 summit!

M. K. Bhadrakumar | A US senior official in Washington told TASS news agency Monday that the White House does not rule out a meeting...

Barak Obama: the real “killer”

Alex Christoforou | ‘You think our country is so innocent?’, President Trump asks after Bill O’Reilly calls Putin ‘a killer’. Former POTUS Barack Obama may have...

Will Ivanka Trump Be the Most Powerful First Daughter in History?

Ivanka Trump is about to become the most influential first daughter since Alice Roosevelt Longworth. But can she do so without damaging her own...

Clinton Conundrum – By Mahir Ali

Mahir Ali | Oct 26, 2016 THERE is no longer much cause to doubt that Hillary Clinton will be inaugurated in January as the first...

Use ZINC to get yourself in sync!

Lubna Khan | With these beautiful seasonal changes, a lot of us have started to feel under the weather, here is something that can definitely...

No province for young men

Raza Rumi | Nov 04, 2016 If police training centre attacks are to be prevented, Balochistan will need a well-trained police force not a paramilitary...

Iran checkmates ‘Israel & the US’ in the Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The announcement in Tehran on Saturday regarding the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and capable of...

BRICS And Walls

Christophe Jaffrelot | With the benefit of hindsight, one can learn several lessons from the BRICS summit in Goa. Before this event, close observers of India’s...

Punjab Woman Protection Bill: Mullahs are wrong! But there are issues with such hasty...

Moeed Pirzada | Mullahs turn everything into a battle for and against Islam. This is wrong and plain stupid. And it also contributes to the...

Is US running out of friends?

M K Bhadrakumar | An amazing week is unfolding in West Asian politics. It began with three dramatic developments on Monday – Turkish troops crossing...

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