Fair Observer: Best of the Month

May 31, 2014

Fair Observer’s five best articles of May. As temperatures start rising in the northern hemisphere, the US has just raised them further by calling China a “destabilizing” force. To say that May 2014 has been eventful would be an understatement. China already has strained ties with Japan...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

March 31, 2014

Fair Observer's five best articles of March. This has been a historic month with ramifications that will reverberate throughout the rest of the century. Russia has annexed Crimea. That was to be expected. Russia spent blood and treasure to secure access to warm waters in the 19th century. It...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

February 28, 2014

Fair Observer's five best articles of February. February has been a month of tumult. After much bloodshed, Ukraine got rid of its oppressive president. The country is close to economic collapse and the situation in Crimea is volatile to say the least. Russian President Vladimir Putin is...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

December 31, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of May. This has been an eventful month. A gory murder of a soldier in London has shocked much of the world. The barbarity that one associates with Africa and Afghanistan suddenly seems close to home. In the immediate aftermath of this tragedy, President...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

October 31, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of October. The US has long seen itself as “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The Statue of Liberty has long been an icon that has defined the country.  Yes, there are warts in this myth. The Native Americans were...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

August 30, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of August. In large parts of the northern hemisphere, August is a month of humidity and heat. When it comes to developments this month, there has been no dearth of the latter. The Syrian saga carries on like a tragic and bloody melodrama. The Bashar al-Assad...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

July 31, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of July. July is the month of turmoil and revolutions. July 4, 1776, and July 14, 1789, could appropriately be termed as the start of the modern democratic era when American guerrillas and French sans culottes overthrew the old monarchical order. Democracy...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

June 29, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of June. Even by recent standards, June has proven to be an historic month. Massive protests erupted in both Turkey and Brazil. In the former, the trigger was the impending destruction of Gezi Park, one of the few green places in Istanbul. What began as an...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

April 29, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of April. It is already the end of April and 2013 is speeding up fast. Boston has suffered the tragedy of a bombing, Italy finally has a government, New Zealand and France have legalized gay marriage, Syria continues to implode, and the North Korean drama...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

January 30, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles for January. Apparently the world didn't come to an end. On the contrary, the new year is in full-swing. Barack Obama has been inaugurated for his second term in office, Israel and Jordan have held their parliamentary elections, David Cameron has spoken of a...

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