Now, the Hard Part

September 28, 2013 2:35 pm0 comments

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD President Obama and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran showed leadership this week in committing themselves to resolving the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. On Friday, they capped days of promising gestures with a phone call — the first direct contact between top American and Iranian leaders in more […]

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Egyptian court too asserts

June 4, 2013 3:34 pm0 comments

Egypt’s highest court reflexed its muscles too and dropped a bomb shell on the political horizon by a major judgment. The court on Sunday ruled that the nation’s legislature and constitutional panel were illegally elected. The ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court also says that the legislature’s upper house, the only one […]

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The Af-cash affair

May 2, 2013 7:23 pm0 comments

Reports of bags of cash being handed over to the office of President Karzai – tens of millions of dollars in the last ten years – come as no surprise. The money comes from Afghanistan’s fair-weather friend, the CIA, who handed over the money – sometimes in plastic bags or […]

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Muslim world in decline

April 24, 2013 2:47 pm0 comments

MYANMAR is a country that is supposed to be recovering from years of dictatorial rule and moving towards democracy and an opening up to the rest of the world. It is a country with an opposition leader who has won the Nobel Prize for her struggle against dictatorship and for […]

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Protests over US funding of NGOs

April 1, 2013 3:44 pm0 comments

Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized Washington for channeling funds to NGOs in ways that get around Russian restrictions. The Russian reaction came in response to US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland’s characterization of recent searches of Russian NGOs as a witch-hunt. May be Russia has cogent reasons for the searches […]

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Denmark, please Don’t!

March 4, 2013 12:47 pm0 comments

Finding a niche for radicalization in Danish society is rather a dangerous intellectual exercise, the consequences of which may become excuse in drawing wrong attention to a peaceful Danish society. A country which is known for its positive role in the developing nations needs more practical approach to promote reconciliation […]

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