David Rohde

Romney’s Etch a Sketch foreign policy

October 24, 2012
Romney’s Etch a Sketch foreign policy

During last night’s foreign policy debate, the Mitt Romney of the Republican primaries disappeared. Romney’s April criticism of Obama’s decision to commit the United States military to helping oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya disappeared. Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

The Third Law

October 23, 2012
The Third Law

To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction, proposed Sir Isaac Newton in 1687. Scientists, engineers or philosophers have used this dictum to further research and innovation Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Acts of bravery

October 22, 2012
Acts of bravery

I recall a very special learning experience as I taught last year at an all-inclusive progressive school. I was sitting in a history class with my co-teacher and a cluster of students. Read more »

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Nicholas Wapshott

Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity

October 22, 2012
Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity

There is the truth. Then there is the whole truth. Mitt Romney is still lagging behind the president in Ohio, the weather-vane state that has voted for every president since Abraham Lincoln Read more »

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Wasi Ahmed

Dancing the blame cabaret

October 21, 2012
Dancing the blame cabaret

Nothing seems appropriate enough to mark the past two weeks as anything but the ‘blame weeks’. Our collective dementia must not let us forget the overwhelming presence of ‘blame game’ during the weeks Read more »

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Israfil Khosru

Ramu: Lessons unlearnt

October 21, 2012
Ramu: Lessons unlearnt

The carnage orchestrated in Ramu on the 29th and 30th day of September will always be remembered as a dark episode in the history of Bangladesh and Bangladeshi nationalism. Read more »

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Jyoti Omi Chowdhury

Death from above: The dilemma of drone strikes

October 19, 2012
Death from above:  The dilemma of drone strikes

When the United States ratified the Geneva Conventions in 1955, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations categorized the agreements as follows Read more »

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Muhammad Q. Islam

The cost of public corruption

October 18, 2012
The cost of public corruption

Tk 3600 crore embezzled from Sonali Bank! At Tk 80 per dollar, that’s a whopping $450,000,000.  Suranjit Sen Gupta and Tk 70 lakh? Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Malala shooting: Does the BBC share the blame too?

October 17, 2012
Malala shooting: Does the BBC share the blame too?

Malala, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl, an activist who was writing a blog on her life and education in frontier Pakistan was shot in her head by the Taliban. Read more »

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