Opinion

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    Papering over the cracks

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    THE Iraqi Kurds’ independence referendum, planned for September 25, reflects unresolved disputes over political authority between Baghdad and Erbil...

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    Is Trump promoting Kim Jong-un’s ‘erratic behaviour’?

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    NORTH Korea has remained a pain in the neck for the free world since the beginning of the Korean crisis in 1945. The cold war...

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    Can Pakistan-India ties be normal?

    by Riaz Mohammad Khan | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    AS people in Pakistan and India celebrate the 70th anniversary of their independence, they should spare a moment for introspection...

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    The crime of propaganda

    by Christopher Black | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    THE NATO military alliance is a world encompassing threat. It is now conducting various forms of hybrid warfare against Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela,...

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    On the ‘Asia-Africa growth corridor’

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    WITH the recent collocations and slogans representing various projects in the sphere of inter-state economic activity, at the end of May, a new ‘Asia Africa...

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    Partition or independence?

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    SOMETHING insidious has been happening to our commemorations of Independence over the last two decades or so...

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    1947 and the tragedy of unification

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    AS THE 70th anniversary of 1947 comes, many are discussing the partition which led to the birth of India and Pakistan, two separate states based...

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    Transcending Lankan partisan politics

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    THE Sri Lankan government has put on a bold face on the resignation of foreign minister Ravi Karunanayake by making the argument that it is...

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    Pandora’s box in Bangladesh politics

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    THE country’s apparently dormant politics following the success of the ruling party in sending the real political opposition into the wilderness and in its place...

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    Don’t privatise the Afghan war, just end it

    by Sonali Kolhatkar | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2017

    ERIK Prince, the notorious founder of the military contracting company formerly known as Blackwater, has been making the rounds of media outlets to promote his...

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