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Why it’s so hard to make sense of Trump’s foreign policy

Scott Lucas | Under Donald Trump, trying to predict, dissect and understand the US’s attitude to the world has become almost impossible – not that plenty...

Asia is set for a difficult year in 2018 – much...

Nick Bisley | In 2017 we finally realised that the four decades of geopolitical stability enjoyed by Asian countries and societies had come to an end....

What lessons can Pakistan learn from recent troubles in South Africa?

Vishnu Padayachee | Is this the biggest political crisis that South Africa has faced since democracy? Vishnu Padayachee, the University of the Witwatersrand: Its equivalent to the recall...

South Asian countries battle with obsession over fair skin

The Conversation | “Let’s scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlours in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that...

How will Palestinians react to Trump’s declaration of making Jerusalem the...

Maha Nassar | When President Donald Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s de facto annexation of East...

How safe is Indonesia’s democracy from Islamic extremism?

In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison. The conviction has shocked observers around...

Killing people in the name of meat-politics in India?

Aftab Alam | Indolent Indian cows sitting or eating on the busiest roads of the country’s cities are common sights for anyone who has ever...

Soft Power: Japan has turned its culture into a powerful political...

Much has been made of Japan’s recent turn away from pacifism and growing military muscle, but Tokyo is also extending its global reach in...

United Airlines broke two golden rules of marketing

Morgen Witzel | When they had passenger David Dao forcibly removed from an internal flight in the US, staff at United Airlines apparently forgot two...

Who are the Sufis and Why Does ISIS See Them as...

Peter Gottschalk | On Feb. 16, 2017, a bomb ripped through a crowd assembled at the tomb of a Sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in...

Who are “Radical Muslims”?

Z. Fareen Parvez | The Trump administration has been using the phrase “radical Islam” when discussing the “war on terror”. From his inauguration address to...

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

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

Low Testosterone May Make You a Better Father

Brenda Volling | Many new parents know that a good night’s sleep is tough to come by. What the new parents probably do not know...

Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization?

Terje Ostebo | The Trump administration and the Republican lawmakers are seeking to introduce legislation that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization...

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