Opinion

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    Un-spinning China’s yarn of destabilisation

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    For 17 years, Gitmo prisoners have been held and tortured without trial in total violation of the international law. At the end of the day,...

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    Beyond winning and losing

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    SEEING the legendary Farokh Engineer among the spectators at the Old Trafford, with his shock of curly white hair and a Falstaffian girth that seemed...

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    Low-risk crimes with high impact

    Israt Tarique | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    NEW opportunities have opened in the age of globalisation, allowing people, organisations and states to interact across national borders in a more sophisticated and speedy...

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    Worshipping the electronic image

    Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    DONALD Trump, like much of the American public, is entranced by electronic images. He interprets reality through the distortions of digital media. His decisions, opinions,...

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    Lanka president has a better option

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    ONCE again the issue of the long postponed provincial council elections are coming into national focus. The problem, however, is that the focus is not...

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    Humane security in Afghanistan

    Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    A FORMER Taliban envoy taught me a valuable lesson one day. As we sat in an academic institution in a European capital, he told me...

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    Israel’s involvement in Libya’s civil war

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    SINCE mid-2014, Libya has been mired in civil war, pitting the UN-recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli against a rival administration in Tobruk, the...

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    The UN’s free speech problem

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    ANYONE willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN...

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    They call this ‘stability’

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    NOW that ‘Naya Pakistan’ has been thrown into the dustbin of a very short-lived history, and the tabdeeli they promised has only been manifest in...

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    Why access to officials is so important for reporters

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    THE [Indian] finance ministry has decided not to let journalists, even those with Press Information Bureau accredited cards, enter its premises without prior appointment. The...

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