Rallying to Hillary

  There was a shivering in the Hillary camp as long as Bernie Sanders stayed in the race seeking namination for US presidential election. It is because it was Sanders who represented a larger distance between him and Donald Trump, the Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Failed coup attempt in Turkey: the victory of democracy?

  Who was the aggressor and who the victim? Who was protecting whom? From whom?     Footage of the evacuation of soldiers who occupied CNN Turk’s studios is a perfect illustration of the hyperreal atmosphere that marked the 5th coup attempt in the Thursday, July 21st, 2016

From funerals to freedom for Kashmir: undoing the Great Indian Democracy

  Indian desperation to possess the territory of Kashmir in its entirety, even if it means sacrificing all Kashmiri, and many Indian, lives, is a blot on Indian democracy.   What is the difference between a funeral and a demonstration? In Kashmir, there Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The next UN Secretary-General: administrator, figurehead, or leader?

  Public interviews for the job of the next UN Secretary-General are continuing in New York. Female candidates are speaking of leadership, while male candidates speak more of administration and management.   On the same day that Hillary Clinton made history, becoming the Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The way of the gun

  Four years ago, soon after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, Pierce Morgan, a British journalist, lost his job at CNN. His fault: he was talking too much about gun control. “CNN audience is intrinsically provincial,” a Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

An unusual attraction

  A common perception prevailing in many societies around the world makes it clear that a lavatory is not an object that deserves to be displayed in public. Though an essential component of our daily life, toilets in many countries are Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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
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