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You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall. Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru

Iran's strategic space in South Asia

Although Hassan Rouhani, the reformist incumbent Iranian President, has been reelected with a thumping majority in the May 19

Diplomatically denuclearizing North Korea

Nearly two weeks into South Korea's new administration, the dark clouds of impeachment have cleared. President Moon Jae-in's inauguration

What makes Arundhati Roy an easy target of hate

A fake news report about writer Arundhati Roy incensed actor and parliamentarian Paresh Rawal enough torecommend her as a

Terrorists can't surpass common humanity

It is a blow to the heart: An atrocity whose purpose was to kill and maim as many children

Mount Everest is collapsing under our weight

It's a scene from one of John Martin's apocalyptic paintings. Or a modern disaster movie. But this isn't computer-generated

In step with the Nazis?

On Tuesday, a gay couple in Aceh was punished with 85 strokes of the cane - despite protests from

Middle East needs backup plan

As Donald Trump moves from the Middle East to Europe, many analyses will be written about the warm welcome

Where Europe's illegal migrants come from? Surprise, it's Bangladesh

What country are most of Europe's illegal migrants coming from? You might think Syria or some other war-torn nation.

May is following Thatcherism

Last week, when the Tory manifesto was revealed, commentators scrambled to declare it a new doctrine - "Mayism" -

Populism, austerity and democratic deficit

Critiques of the European Union target a political problem - the so-called democratic deficit - and an economic (and

Donald Trump, an AI president

It is hard to imagine a more scathing indictment of our ability to read another's thoughts and intentions than

Varieties of populist experience

Emmanuel Macron's decisive defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential runoff was a major victory for liberal

Moral of Assange story

It's 2017 and the patriarchy's grip is as strong as ever." If, like many self-respecting bros, you are turned

Rabindranath, man of unmatched versatility

Tagore was born in 1861, a period during which the nationalist movement in India was crystallizing and gaining momentum.

Clear and present danger in Israel

Israel's greed goes further with more Arab Palestinian land stolen and towns and villages uprooted. The southern region of

Nations are political constructs

In your book Post-Demo-cracy you laid out your beliefs why the political order of Western countries is in decay.

President Donald Trump's King Lear moment

Donald Trump is looking a bit like King Lear these days. In the wake of reports that he shared

Was the Vietnam War winnable?

My interest in the Vietnam War began in the early 1990s, when I took a college course on the

When journalism comes stripped of ethics . . .

A well-known Bengali journalist stated a few days ago that General Ziaur Rahman wished to divorce his wife Khaleda

Valerie Taylor: A saint in our midst

I do not subscribe to the norm of showering people with pleasantries, praise, love, and admiration after they have

An unfeigned servant of mankind

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan is a blanked-out politician of perfect finesse of South East Asia. He was born on

Trump, Trump, yes, papa; hiding Russia? No, papa

Being afraid of being caught in the act of doing some ugly things, Donald J. Trump is trying to

Syria's salvation is its people

When the Syrian conflict began in 2011, I deleted my Facebook profile, thinking that real-life, face-to-face discussions counted for

Speak up for Europe and win

Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency last week with 66 percent of the popular vote, a reasonable voter turnout

Trump violated his oath of office

In what is perhaps the gravest accusation of presidential misconduct in a scandal-ridden four months, news outlets have reported

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