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Bring back our heroes

What happens when police and military forces mandated to uphold the law and protect citizens turn into predatory assailants?

The young are claiming the earth

What is common among Joshua Wong, Akbar Ali al-Kishi and Tef Poe? All three happen to be remarkable activists for social justice and freedom in their respective societies who are shockingly young.

Foreign pulse: Viral politics

If the US, UK and France were driven by humanitarian motives, why did they not contribute to the multilateral UN Ebola response fund that would have distributed the funds more equitably among the three worst-hit West African countries? Thus far, only India and Australia have made sizeable donations of $10 million each to the UN Ebola fund that is woefully undersubscribed.

The omissions and commissions of war

Violence, terrorism and human rights abuses across the world are touching epidemic levels. With multiple armed conflicts and crises raging simultaneously, international peace and security are at a historic low since the end of the Cold War. The turmoil reflects a fraying order and demands alternatives to a global system that is reproducing incessant bloodletting.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.

How many deaths will it take to realise that too many young women in their prime have needlessly died?