Why Is Foreign Investment Flooding Into India?

Dec 01, 2020

For years, India suffered from what came to be called the “Hindu rate of growth” — a result of Jawaharlal Nehru’s policy choices. India’s first prime minister had a fascination for the Soviet Union and championed socialism. In India, this socialist economic model was incongruously...

Joe Biden’s Revolving-Door Cabinet
Dec 01, 2020

Joe Biden’s Revolving-Door Cabinet

What Ails Corporate Governance in India?
Nov 30, 2020

What Ails Corporate Governance in India?

Is Michel Zecler France’s George Floyd?
Nov 30, 2020

Is Michel Zecler France’s George Floyd?

Sex Abuse Is the Moral Downfall of the Catholic Church

Sex Abuse Is the Moral Downfall of the Catholic Church

Nov 27, 2020

My mother passed away a few years ago. She spent the last years of her life in a home for the elderly in a small town in Bavaria, where she and my father had spent most of their lives. In their younger days, both my parents were devout Catholics, initially taking at face value what the church...

The Cult of Kek: An Archaic Belief System for an Alt-Right “New Age”

The Cult of Kek: An Archaic Belief System for an Alt-Right “New Age”

Nov 26, 2020

Pepe the Frog, the green character in Matt Furie's "Boy's Club" cartoons, is familiar on the internet. The alt-right started to use it to symbolize their battle against political correctness as well as the principles of liberty, equality and justice — the founding values of liberal democracy....

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

Nov 26, 2020

This month’s election was no doubt the most dramatic in recent US history. Given the highly bipartisan political atmosphere, at 67%, voter turnout was the highest since 1900. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there were 20% fewer polling stations open across the country. An unprecedented 65...

The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness

The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness

Nov 26, 2020

As Donald Trump’s war of attrition has wound down to the point at which only an organized revolt could provide the final glimmer of hope the president is hoping for to extend his lease on the White House past January 20, the American people and US media are left wondering how the president-elect...

12 Years After Mumbai, the Fight Against Terrorism Continues

12 Years After Mumbai, the Fight Against Terrorism Continues

Nov 25, 2020

The 12th anniversary of the November 26, 2008, Pakistan-sponsored terror attacks in Mumbai is an apt occasion to evaluate not only India’s struggle against terrorism but also how other major countries have dealt with this menace. Nine gunmen traveled from Karachi to Mumbai by boat to unleash...

The Dazzling Shallowness of Bernard-Henri Levy

The Dazzling Shallowness of Bernard-Henri Levy

Nov 25, 2020

One of the attractions, or oddities, of France is its reverence of those who are regarded as philosophers, or at least philosophical thinkers. In the age of fast information, we also have fast philosophy — soundbite philosophy. Not that this has no value, but this value has to be abstracted from...

The Rapid Growth of Emmanuel Macron’s Authoritarianism

The Rapid Growth of Emmanuel Macron’s Authoritarianism

Nov 25, 2020

In early October, French President Emmanuel Macron, as a preparation for the 2022 election, made the decision to mount a campaign blaming France’s Muslims for their failure to embrace the country’s increasingly dogmatic “Republican culture.” To counter Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration...

Can America Confront Its Deadly Failure?

Can America Confront Its Deadly Failure?

Nov 24, 2020

Just when you thought you might breathe a sigh of relief in America with the victorious Biden administration on its way, it turns out that over 73 million people voted for Trump, the loser. That is truly difficult to comprehend for most of us who did not. Worse yet, since the national response...

Land Reform Can Transform India’s Economy

Land Reform Can Transform India’s Economy

Nov 24, 2020

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, India faces a serious decline in employment due to the COVID-19 crisis. An estimated 122 million people lost their jobs during the first quarter of 2020. Streams of migrant workers returned to their villages — often the only fallback option...

Not All Quiet on the Western Sahara Front

Not All Quiet on the Western Sahara Front

Nov 24, 2020

On October 21, groups of Polisario Front’s supporters blocked the highway at Guergarat, in the extreme southwest of the Western Sahara. This is in the buffer zone between territory controlled by Morocco and the land claimed by the Polisario — the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia...

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