Opinion

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    Third American-Afghan war?

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    THE decision by the Trump administration to bolster the presence of US troops in Afghanistan raises questions about America’s getting into the third phase of...

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    Behind Saudi-Qatari spat and fragmentation of GCC

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    THE June 5 decision by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and their allies and proxies — Egypt, Bahrain, the Maldives, Mauritania and rival...

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    Disengaging with Cuba

    by Mel Gurtov | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    PRESIDENT Obama’s engagement with Cuba was one of his administration’s success stories. The policy shift was based on the entirely realistic as well as humanitarian...

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    New playground for non-state actors

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    HIDDEN terror was, till now, believed to be confined mainly to the less developed regions of the world — the 9/11 attack in the US...

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    Forever in transit

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    TURKEY is one of the most important transit nations for refugee flows en route to Europe. At the same time, Turkey has itself become a...

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    Judiciary versus executive: battle for supremacy or balance?

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    THE relationship between the judiciary and the executive with the attached legislature is not a happy one in Bangladesh....

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    Social inequality and the Grenfell Tower inferno

    by Chris Marsden | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    THE Grenfell Tower fire in London is an event that sums up all that is rotten in contemporary capitalist society — not just in Britain,...

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    Ideological, political convictions in Kashmir politicians

    by Nyla Ali Khan | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    GETTING to know one’s ideology is a work in progress. Ironically, it was in the United States — a country that prides itself on the...

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    What Romans did for us: on age-old art of propaganda

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 20, 2017

    THE EU’s police agency, Europol, recently revealed evidence that ISIS is creating its own social media platform for the purpose of disseminating propaganda...

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    Trump dashes hopes for Afghan peace

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 20, 2017

    THE comment of Georges Clemenceau, premier of France during World War I, that war is too important to be left to the generals was a...

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