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    Africa, Cuba in special relation under Fidel Castro

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 10:40pm on December 02, 2016

    WHILE reactions poured in from all over the world on the death of Fidel Castro, the undisputed father of the Cuban revolution, many parts of...

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    SYRIAN CONFLICT: The price of acceptance

    by Shabnam von Hein | Updated at 10:35pm on December 02, 2016

    ALLIED to the Assad regime in the Syrian conflict, Iran has been luring its Afghan refugee population to sign up for the war with promises...

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    War tensions between India and Pakistan intensify

    by Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones | Updated at 10:30pm on December 02, 2016

    RELATIONS between India and Pakistan remain extremely taut, with South Asia’s rival nuclear powers the closest to all-out war since a 10-month period in 2001–2002...

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    Let them eat cake!

    Ishac Diwan, | Updated at 10:05pm on December 01, 2016

    IT HAS been five years since Egypt and Tunisia underwent regime change and both countries are still suffering from low economic growth, large fiscal deficits,...

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    The defeat of inclusionary populism in Greece: what happens next?

    Grigoris Markou | Updated at 10:00pm on December 01, 2016

    THE outbreak of the global financial crisis (2008–9) has precipitated fundamental changes in southern Europe, like the emergence of such left-wing populist movements as Syriza...

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    The west’s war on Thailand’s next king

    by Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 09:55pm on December 01, 2016

    THE first fatal mistake western observers make when attempting to describe Thailand’s monarchy is comparing it to European, or worse yet, Arabian institutions. It is...

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    Deceptions of WB Doing Business Report 2017

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 09:50pm on December 01, 2016

    IN MY last op-ed (‘Should we worry about “Doing Business” ranking?’ New Age, November 13), I have highlighted methodological flaws of the World Bank’s Doing...

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    Waiting for the barbarians

    Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:15am on November 30, 2016

    We await the crisis. It could be economic. It could be a terrorist attack within the United States. It could be widespread devastation caused by...

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    Media: Middle class’s bastion in rich people’s lair

    | Updated at 09:35pm on November 30, 2016

    THERE is a convergence like never before of the forces of the upper class. The politician, the bureaucrat and the tycoon all now wear interchangeable...

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    From one Sharif to another

    by S Akbar Zaidi | Updated at 09:30pm on November 30, 2016

    ANYONE familiar with Pakistan’s history knows that most of the last 70 years since Independence have been dominated by the country's military...