In a tumultuous fortnight, during which many an illusion was shattered at the turn of the year, some home truths emerged in the chronically accident-prone ties between India and Pakistan. One, contrary to what was speculated, the decision to drop by in Lahore was taken at the spur of the moment by Prime Minister Narendra… Read more »
One thing President Barack Obama got right in his recent address from the Oval Office: his analysis of “what ISIL is hoping for.” As he said, Islamic State wants to define “this fight as a war between America and Islam, so it hopes that the United States “abandons its values” and “gives into fear.” IS is a… Read more »
It is a mystery why foreigners have been shot at while Bangladeshis have been attacked with sharp weapons.
Belgian police use an extended camera to look into an apartment in a raid linked to the deadly Paris attacks, in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, November 16. 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman Were I a fundamentalist militant in Western Europe, or, indeed, in a number of other places, I would not be overjoyed at the success… Read more »
There is something very horrific about the image of several armed men in an enclosed space shooting at people who are not even their enemy by conventional descriptions. What happened at Paris has shocked everyone to the core and the world will take some time to recover from the nightmare. The fear is that, before… Read more »
The Shia killing has brought home the chilling message of the arrival of “terrorism” as few have done before. In whatever shape or form we wish to see, it has ended the sense of social and political innocence in Bangladesh. The Shias were hardly on the list of enemies in Bangladesh worth killing. But a… Read more »