SHARE Thursday, October 22, 2009 A World of Abbreviated Criterions
The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US President Barrack Obama is another revelatory instance of our shortening standards. We are not governed by reason but by acronyms. In fact, our self-worth is set by them.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, May 22, 2009 A Roulette of Terror, Nukes and Jihad
After almost eight years, Operation Enduring Failure, as it should appropriately be called, is leading up to one inevitable question: Is it time to move from surgical strikes to the sterilization and cauterization of Pashtun lands in the Af-Pak region?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 28, 2008 There is indeed a Christmas Story
Never had such a transplanted festival create a sense of oneness among children. Take away Christmas and you take away a seasonal joy entitled to them. It is so innately appealing to children that they universally provide the best celebratory squeals in honor of the most famous birth ever recorded -- and contested -- in history. As for the date Dec 25, there might be a surprise here...
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 26, 2008 Laying Palin's Wardrobe Bare
This presidential campaign has regressed into a cosmetic saturnalia. What lurks beneath the compassionate conservatism cloak?
SHARE Friday, June 20, 2008 Little Waste in Shantytown
A visit to Asia's largest slum was revealing in many ways. For one, the contention that skyrocketing fuel costs might realign the global trading structure in favor of regional and local economies discount one rudimentary factor: some basic skills are on the endangered list in affluent societies.
SHARE Friday, March 2, 2007 An explosively penetrated quagmire
The coalition of the willing is paving way for the unilateralism of the brave. The Road to Tehran though may meet an obstacle in Basra and Maysan
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, February 9, 2007 Gaming for the Fiery Tomorrow
Only the naive take solace in the illusion of peace with Iran. It would take nothing short of a miracle of biblical proportions for either peace or de-escalation to prevail.
SHARE Thursday, May 4, 2006 Games, Cock-Fights and Fandangos in the Persian Gulf
The Fifa World Cup begins next month. It's a quadrennial event that grips the entire world in a month-long state of frenzy. But there is a another game going on. Read the chicken trail from 60s nuclear strategist Herman Kahn to present day Iran.
SHARE Saturday, April 22, 2006 Peak Oil and the political economy of terrorism
Crude oil has breached the $70 psychological barrier again. This time, however, it will not be a one-day seduction by the stormy Katrina. Peak Oil is forming a strategic fit with Peak Terrorism. Peak Oil is forming a strategic fit with Peak Terrorism.