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[7 Nov 2011 | Comments Off | ]
The Life and Times of Gaddafi

The late Gaddafi’s eccentricities and brutalities are universally acknowledged. But how did the once idealistic reformer evolve into an iron-fisted megalomaniac?

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[18 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
No Panacea for Palestine

Statehood for Palestine would have transformed the occupied territories into an occupied state that could have sought international assistance to liberate itself.

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[14 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Will India Accept Modi?

Letter from India: The blemish on Narendra Modi’s past could impact his desire to run for India’s prime minister in 2014.

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[21 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Anna Hazare: India’s New Superhero

Anna Hazare is no Amitabh Bachchan, but in real life the slight 74-year-old man has proved more powerful than any celluloid crusader as the most credible face of a growing anti-corruption uprising.

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[13 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
English Meltdown: Trying to Make Sense of The London Riots

If Britain does not pay heed to the lessons of its periodic paroxysms of violence, the unrest that is deeply embedded in its political economy will reignite at some point.

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[5 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
What is the Government’s Plan for Rebuilding Swat?

Given the military’s support of jihadi groups, local communities in Swat ask, “From where should the de-radicalisation process be initiated?”

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[28 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Letter from India: Of Bombings and Bonding

Mumbaikars on the war path…Khar on a peace mission…and Bollywood heroes on a quest to bond.

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[15 Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Defending Gay Rights: It’s about Fairness, Tolerance and Human Decency

We all need to let those who are gay be true to themselves – in peace. After all, doesn’t homophobia seem philosophically inconsistent with the idea of a peaceful religion and a loving God?

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[15 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Of Life and Death Sentences: Why We Should be Sympathetic

Is it right to hand down a life sentence for inaction?

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Military Facilities in Urban Areas Remain Under Threat of Attack

A retired commander of the Pakistan Navy discusses how limitations within the military and failed intelligence strategies have led to a severely weakened security apparatus — and an unstable nation.