Britain's Olympic sized hangover
London splurged $37 billion on the Olympic Games, but ordinary Britons are left to fend for themselves in an austerity drive that has left millions of people without essential services or jobs, deepening the divide in what is already a deeply class bound society.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Why The West Is Committing Economic Harakiri
The G20 summit in Cannes achieved nothing substantial but it indicated that the West would rather sacrifice poor European countries rather than allow the emerging economies to play a constructive role.
Libya and the war of the wimps
The Western assault on Libya smacks of vendetta against their old bogeyman, Gaddafi; it's got nothing to do with establishing democracy.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Fishing in Troubled Waters
The killing of the American Bible distributors by Somali pirates reveals a dangerous new form of evangelization.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011(2 comments)
British Petroleum's crude tactics
Discredited in the Western world, British Petroleum is now looking for a makeover by pushing high octane deals in emerging markets.
Friday, February 11, 2011(1 comments)
Diplomatic impunity in Pakistan
In the dystopian world that is Pakistan, an American 'diplomat's' killing spree could turn out to be the tipping point in ending a war -- the so-called war on terror.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Don't shoot, he's our SOB!
When the color revolutions were sweeping Europe, the US was backing them to the hilt, but the same excitement is missing when it comes to backing democrats in the Middle East.
Sunday, December 26, 2010(2 comments)
How India's Cold Start is Turning the Heat on Pakistan
An American embassy cable brought to light by Wikileaks shows Pakistan's military brass is having nightmares about Cold Start, the Indian Army's new blitzkrieg strategy. But will India finally end the Pakistan problem or start another cycle of instability?
Sunday, November 28, 2010(3 comments)
The Nuclear Train Wreck: North Korea is Just the Beginning
Robert Oppenheimer's prediction at Los Alamos that nuclear weapons will become universal if people want them to be universal, seems frighteningly prescient in the light of the reckless proliferation practised by some of the world's nuclear powers.
The gunning down of 10 aid workers in Afghanistan reveals that the age-old practice of Christian missionaries following in the wake of conquering Western forces continues to this day.
Why Bobby Jindal May Be Worse Than George W. Bush
Bobby Jindal is Indian and brown but he likes to believe he's neither. Americans, who like to project him as the next GOP President, would do well to remind themselves that he's a consumate opportunist.
Trick or Treaty?
The American propensity for tearing up treaties is standing in the way of further arms reduction talks.
Saturday, February 7, 2009(1 comments)
Why is Britain Tolerating David Miliband?
The British foreign secretary is stumbling from one diplomatic disaster to another. If London wants to remain a nation with influence abroad, it should revoke his passport.
Friday, January 2, 2009(3 comments)
The Days of the Assassin are Back
Terrorism is not a modern phenomenon. It is perhaps as old as organized society and can definitively be traced to at least 1 AD. What makes modern terror so difficult to stamp out is the fact that the perpetrators behave as if they have religious sanction.