Lebanon and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

March 19, 2014

As long as the war continues, Syrian refugees will not be going home. After 11 months of political impasse that prevented the formation of a government, Lebanese political parties finally reached a consensus in mid-February. For the time being, a descent into disorder has been avoided. But it...

Africa and the West: Revising the Rules of Engagement

March 16, 2014

The West needs to let Africa take charge of its own destiny. Lately, some African countries have signed anti-gay legislations. The consequence has been retribution from the West in the form of withdrawal of aid and vilification in international media. Other countries outside Africa took similar...

India-Africa: Beyond Historical Ties

August 03, 2013

As India looks towards Africa to expand its economic ties, it faces many challenges. By Karan Pradhan Africa’s growing importance as a trade and investment destination was highlighted by the US president’s recent visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. At the second meeting of the...