Tag: British

India Must Contain Afghanistan-Pakistan to Survive

India Must Contain Afghanistan-Pakistan to Survive

In the first article of this three-part series, I have made the case that the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan would radicalize Pakistan and increase its global nuclear threat. In the second article, I have argued that the changed circumstances in Afghanistan heightened the threat to Kashmir....

Britain’s Still Got It

Britain’s Still Got It

Since Brexit in 2016, the United Kingdom’s growth rate has been poor. Inflation is at its highest rate in 30 years. In December 2021, it had risen to 5.4%. Wages have failed to keep up and, when we factor in housing or childcare costs, the cost of living has been rising relentlessly. COVID-19...

The Discredited Value of Humility in Education

The Discredited Value of Humility in Education

As we await the reign of artificial intelligence, is it too late to refine the idea we have of purely human intelligence? The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. According to the British Psychology Society, various studies prove that “intellectual humility correlates with superior general...

The British Empire Strikes Back

The British Empire Strikes Back

Gavin Williamson, the UK defense secretary, will turn a liberated Britain into a lethal weapon. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Whereas nearly every commentator has been emphasizing the likely negative and disastrous consequences of Brexit — including penuries of food and medicine,...

British Youths Feel They Have Nothing to Live For

British Youths Feel They Have Nothing to Live For

The current crop of UK politicians are so busy deciding what not to do about Brexit that they haven’t noticed the despair of the young. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.  As the social psychodrama of Brexit continues to unfold, promising a springtime tsunami of uncertainty and anguish...

The UK-EU Separation: How Fast Does it Happen?

The UK-EU Separation: How Fast Does it Happen?

Up until the British rebuff on June 23, the EU had always been in expansion mode. The UK vote to leave the EU marks the first-ever case of this process being reversed. In the past, there have been a number of situations where a country could be outside the European Union (EU) legally,...

The Question of Sovereignty in the EU Referendum

The Question of Sovereignty in the EU Referendum

A vote to leave the European Union will be life-changing for the British people. Whilst many issues are being discussed in relation to the forthcoming European Union (EU) referendum in the United Kingdom, the issue of “sovereignty” is the one that divides the remain and leave camps. The...

Remembering Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rebellion

Remembering Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rebellion

Ireland was a laboratory for every manner of colonial repression by the British. A hundred years after the Easter Rebellion, it is once again—this time by banks. Standing on the front steps of Dublin’s general post office a century ago, the poet Padraig Pearse announced the Poblacht na...

There is No Real Choice in the UK General Election

There is No Real Choice in the UK General Election

There is little or nothing said about the real issues that affect people in their daily lives. The British General Election is but a few weeks away. It is one of the most closely run elections in living memory, but the conclusions are all too clear. The changing nature of the electorate; the...

British Health Department Must Handle Complaints Over Health Care

British Health Department Must Handle Complaints Over Health Care

Why does the Department of Health not accept public health complaints? The British Parliament’s Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) has reported that the authorities for investigating health care failures in the United Kingdom are too numerous and unaccountable. One committee has...

Make Sense of the Month: Radical Islam, Peace and Power

Make Sense of the Month: Radical Islam, Peace and Power

Unemployment, inequality and segregated ghettos create powerful breeding grounds for radicalism. Three developments were of particular importance in February. First, turmoil continued in the Middle East and Africa. Second, fighting in Ukraine ended in a ceasefire. Third, corruption took center...

Excuse Me, Why is Jesus White?

Excuse Me, Why is Jesus White?

Jesus should look more Palestinian and less European to stop symbolizing the supremacy of the white man. As a child, I attended Christian schools. These institutions taught students well. Teachers were tough but cared. I remember one Mrs. Lobo constantly trying to get me to study. Both she and...

How Safe is Thailand for Tourists?

How Safe is Thailand for Tourists?

To restore confidence, the Prayuth government must find the culprits of the British tourists’ murder. On September 17, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the self-appointed Thai prime minister, suggested during a speech to senior bureaucrats that female tourists in Thailand are not safe if they wear...

The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed

The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed

Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Stockholm University, presents an introduction to his book, The Punjab, Partitioned and Cleansed: Unravelling the 1947 Tragedy Through Secret British Reports and First Person Accounts. The partition of the Punjab in mid-August 1947 took...

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