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    Is sloppiness engulfing our societal culture?

    by Syed Naquib Muslim | Updated at 12:05am on January 19, 2018

    ABOUT a decade ago, I chanced to go through an article ‘The Decline of Neatness’ by Norman Cousins and I assume I have forgotten most of its content...

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    The genesis of Israeli violence

    by Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:05am on January 19, 2018

    NOT a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous statement against Palestinians...

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    Need for public conversation on judiciary

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 19, 2018

    AS THE consequences of the historic press conference of the four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court play out, a constant refrain that has been heard is of the need to resolve differences internally...

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    A progressive wind of change is coming

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 19, 2018

    ALTHOUGH the electoral campaign officially opens in March, the main candidates for the presidency of Mexico are already defined and take advantage of the pre-candidacy period within their parties and coalitions to proselytise and position themselves in the race...

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    Govt must rewrite Bank Companies Act

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    THE cabinet’s approval of a draft bill in May 2017 seeking to amend the Bank Companies Act 1991 to allow four of a family to be on the boards of private commercial banks for nine yeas in a row suggested that the government was willing to strengthen family control on the banks....

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    Myanmar lacks sincerity to resolve Rohingya crisis

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    IN THE face of genocidal pogrom of Myanmar military against the Rohingyas in Rakhaine State, more than 6,55,500 women, children and elderly people entered Bangladesh. According to reports of Doctors without Borders, about 6,700 Rohingya were killed by the security forces in one month following a government-led crackdown there in August 2017...

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    Circularity: a new strategic horizon

    by Rahel Sophia Süß and Alessio Kolioulis | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    LOOKING at the history of the radical left, the twentieth century was marked by two opposite political strategies: the vertical strategy of party structures and the horizontal strategies of social movements. We argue, the new strategic horizon is circular....

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    Tunisia: a winter of discontent

    by Houda Mzioudet | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Seven years since the ousting of former strongman Ben Ali, January has become the hottest month of the year in terms of angry social protests, the barometer that Tunisians, faced with the ominous challenge of a faltering economy, are using to test their young democracy....

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