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The making of a radical in America

A key component of that dimension was the eagerness of Bob Dylan.

19 Jan 2018 11:48 PM

Trump’s raj: A cartoon or reality show?

If this were to be a part of legal proceedings, the prosecution could at this point safely rest its case.

11 Jan 2018 1:43 AM

Discontent will not die out in Iran

Tehran, like everyone else, was caught on the hop, and evidently remains uncertain about the gravity of the threat it faces.

04 Jan 2018 2:58 AM

A Pakistani tragedy

The deep wounds inflicted on the national psyche on April 4, 1979, and Dec 27, 2007 are ineradicable.

28 Dec 2017 1:30 AM

Yemen’s Saleh paid back for his misdeeds

Saudi media routinely refers to the Houthis as Iranian militias, which is plainly inaccurate.

07 Dec 2017 12:24 AM


In Lebanon, Zimbabwe & Egypt, a stormy time

Zimbabwe initially did make significant progress on several fronts, and its subsequent woes were not always entirely of its own making.

30 Nov 2017 1:30 AM

The Beirut gamble: Its real target is Tehran

The ostracisation of Qatar has paid no obvious dividends. The trend in Syria does not conform to Saudi wishes.

23 Nov 2017 1:46 AM

The spirit of 1917

Lenin arrived in Petrograd in April 1917 with a slogan on his lips: “All power to the soviets.”

02 Nov 2017 12:31 AM

Why celebrate the Balfour Declaration?

The Zionist movement, headquartered in Berlin, attracted the support of only a small minority of European Jews at the time.

26 Oct 2017 2:12 AM

Weinstein’s sordid saga: Hollywood’s watershed

The casting couch has long been accepted as part of Hollywood culture, and all too often served as the butt of inappropriate jokes.

19 Oct 2017 3:05 AM


Salute Che! 50 years on, the legend still endures

The official commemorations in recent days in the Cuban city of Santa Clara and Vallegrande in Bolivia come as no surprise.

12 Oct 2017 12:11 AM

Hostile reaction to referendums will worsen matters

The Spanish state’s reaction detracts from its moral authority.

06 Oct 2017 1:19 AM

German reckoning

It poses a challenge, though, for Angela Merkel, whose status as chancellor remains unchallenged, but who is now obliged to forge a new coalition.

28 Sep 2017 6:29 AM

No end to the despair of Palestinians

Whether many Gazans will vote for Fatah, if the fresh elections proposed by Hamas go ahead, remains to be seen.

21 Sep 2017 12:29 AM

Rohingya: Myanmar’s ‘unpeople’

Suu Kyi is certainly not the only leader who can be accused of hypocrisy.

14 Sep 2017 2:09 AM


Monumental follies: When will statues of Kim crumble?

Pyongyang, meanwhile, does not restrict its ambitions to nuclear and missile technologies.

07 Sep 2017 12:23 AM

Of predatory gurus & the mores of a subcontinent

Gurmeet Singh’s motivations in adding “Ram Rahim” to his name were presumably a great deal more mundane.

31 Aug 2017 12:45 AM

Barcelona to Virgina, extremism holds sway

The American Civil War ended in 1865, but the struggle to clarify its legacy goes on.

24 Aug 2017 6:37 AM

The crisis in Venezuela: Will Chavez’s reforms last?

The crisis, signified by severe shortages and rampaging inflation, isn’t exactly of Maduro’s making.

17 Aug 2017 12:17 AM

70-yr itch as 2 nations look back to 1947

Pakistan’s trajectory was delineated long ago. That is not the only example, though, of a lack of foresight.

10 Aug 2017 12:19 AM