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Refugees in EU: Asset or Liability?

  While there have been a lot of discussions about the ‘moral obligation’ to let the refugees enter into the European Union (EU)against the ‘economic burden’ of refugees entering into the region, less has been talked about regarding the ‘economic benefit’ Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Islamic ideals of peace and justice: are we overlooking something?

  Associating progressive social policies with Islam may unsettle some, yet the parallels are there and offer many possibilities. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on religion and human rights.   When we talk about civics—that is, co-managing our society and constructing a Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Europe’s far-right: As it barks, will it bite?

  The rise of far-right parties across the world, and most alarmingly in the Old Continent, Europe, is disarming to say the least for democrats. Racist, ultra-nationalist and fascist parties are gaining ground and in many places coming within an inch Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Japan: Staging a comeback?

  Japan, a leading pre-Second World War actor on the international stage but post-war impotent power, is staging a comeback in the political firmaments of Asia with all its tastes, colors, velocity and comprehensiveness.Japan,an island nation in the Pacific Ocean in Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Obama in Hiroshima: reality and myth

  US President Barak Obama’s historic Hiroshima visit had taken the world by surprise. It not only made headline news in many countries around the world; also it did raise the hope for a world free of anxiety over the destructive Thursday, June 9th, 2016

ISIS and Israel on the Golan Heights

  The Yarmouk Valley is run by ISIS – and left alone by Israel.   There is a strange relationship between Israel and a small sect of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) based next to the Golan Heights. The very Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Bob Dylan, in and out of time

  Longevity is in these days. A young meteor of film or music racing through fast life to early death will always have romantic appeal. A mid-career artist's grapple with setback or misfortune can have a nobility of its own. But Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Can anyone trump Hillary’s chance?

  It is now nearly certain that Hillary Clinton is going to become the Democratic nominee in this year’s election for President in America. It is as well likely that she is going to become the first female President in the Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Regime changes weaken Latin unity and BRICS

  The atypical & unusual characteristics of regime changes in the recent past and the ongoing attempts to bring about regime changes in many countries have been trending across the world. With the recent impeachment of the outgoing Brazilian President Dilma Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Okinawa angry again

  It was only in January that Rina Shimabukuro marked her coming of the age day with friends and well-wishers. In Japan it is on this designated day of every year that young girls are seen wearing colourful Kimono and taking Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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