The World This Week: A Terrible Tragedy Afflicts Aleppo

December 18, 2016

Aleppo marks a new low in the Middle East’s own version of the Thirty Years’ War where geopolitical rivalries are worsening horrific sectarian strife. In the September 25 edition of The World This Week, this author analyzed the reasons for the Syrian Civil War and called it a never-ending...

Terrorists Strike at Heart of Turkey

December 12, 2016

At a time when multiple terrorist groups are targeting Turkey, a political solution with the Kurds might be the best option. Twin bombs in Istanbul may not have targeted Besiktas JK’s stadium, but they underscore the propaganda value of attacking a soccer match for both jihadist and...

After Hurricane, Haitian Women Ready to Lead

November 02, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti, but women are at the forefront of the recovery. The devastation in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew is extreme. According to the most recent estimates, the hurricane left more than 1,000 people dead and 2.1 million affected. Around 90% of some areas of...

5 Ways to Make Indian Universities World-Class

October 23, 2016

Urgent and comprehensive reforms will enable India to successfully attain its quest for world-class universities. Winds of change may be blowing across India these days. Surgical strikes against Pakistan have raised expectations from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Ministry of Human...

The World This Week: Thai King’s Death Raises Royal Question

October 16, 2016

With the death of the old king, time might be running out for Thailand’s anachronistic, regressive and repressive monarchy. This was a week of much upheaval. Even as the pound continued to tumble, tragedy struck Haiti. Hurricane Matthew killed over 1,000 people in the town of Jérémie. In...

Delayed Elections Sabotage Somalia’s Democratic Dreams

October 04, 2016

For Somalia to achieve peace and democracy, state-building must be the new federal government’s cornerstone policy. Somalia was supposed to have a new parliament in August, followed shortly thereafter by parliamentarians voting in a new president on September 10. This imperfect system has...

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