Day: January 13, 2012

Dangerous Tension With Iran

Source: NY Times With tensions rising over Iran’s nuclear program, the Obama administration has now warned the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz would provoke an American response. Earlier this week, international monitors confirmed that Iran has begun enriching uranium at a […]

Mum was right about good posture!

Source: TOI Your mum was right: Good posture actually makes you strong (Thinkstock photos/Getty images)   Have you ever thought why your mother always told you to ‘stop slouching and sit up straight’? She knows that poor posture not only makes a bad first impression, but can also make you […]

The risks of conflict

Source:TOI Over the past few weeks, some Syrian opposition leaders have requested foreign military intervention to oust President Bashar al-Assad and his regime from power. Count the US out in any such endeavour. While an intervention involving the American military may, if successful, bring an end to the humanitarian crisis […]

Negotiations and great games in Afghanistan

Source:Asiatimes By Brian M Downing Hopes for a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan are beginning once more, but the problematic Byzantine geopolitics are not readily apparent. It is not the bipolar confrontation between Britain and Russia that it was in the 19th century. Nor is it simply the International Security Assistance […]