Opinion

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    The pieties of the liberal class

    by Jason Hirthler | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    FROM the west side of the island, a pedestrian can see, high in the misty grey sky of Manhattan, the carmine lettering of The New...

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    Tragic anniversary in Afghanistan we dare not acknowledge

    by Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    THE absurd hopelessness was the worst part. No, it wasn’t the Improvised Explosive Devices blowing limbs off my boys, or the well-aimed gunshot wounds suffered...

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    Agenda 2030 marred by MDG mindsets on steroids

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    THIS year’s United Nations General Assembly had its usual share of highs and lows....

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    Modi’s foreign policy – by whim, not design

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    JUDGING by the unsavoury exchanges between the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers at the recent United Nations General Assembly, the already deeply troubled bilateral relationship...

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    The rhetoric and the reality

    by James ONeill | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    ONE of the most commonly used phrases by western politicians is their professed belief in the ‘international rules based order....

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    Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    SINCE Myanmar’s latest bout of violence against the Rohingya began in 2012, there has been a slow uptick of outrage in the Muslim world....

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    Low standards, wrong content

    Nassir Djafari  | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    THE MENA region has the highest graduate unemployment rate in the world....

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    Orwell’s message in a bottle

    David N Smith | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    IN JUNE the United States became the first and only nation to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, which a Trump administration official...

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    Dark story behind global warming aka climate change

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    THE recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to...

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    How US weaponises them to accuse China of debt trap diplomacy

    Gerry Brown | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    WITH China and Russia named as the two greatest threats to continuing American hegemony end of last year, the velvet gloves have come off the...

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