Day: March 2, 2014

Robert Fisk: Were it not for the French, Hezbollah would all be Syrians fighting on their own government’s side inside their own country And you thought the Middle East was a difficult place to understand. Try living here

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The Asian Status Quo

By Robert D. Kaplan and Matt Gertken Arguably the greatest book on political realism in the 20th century was University of Chicago Professor Hans J. Morgenthau’s Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, published in 1948. In that seminal work, Morgenthau defines the status quo as “the maintenance […]

Two cheers for human rights

Continue reading the main story in BBC Should the English have a say on Scottish independence? (Roger Scruton) Why I don’t tweet (Adam Gopnik) Good sport, bad sport (AG) The driverless car (AG) Human rights are important, but they will never be a solution to ending conflict, writes John Gray. […]

Past present: Gods of war

Source: Dawn By Mubarak Ali Religion has played an important role in wars. In the ancient times, when tribes engaged in bloody conflicts, both sides were believed to be blessed and supported by their gods, whose images were carried to the battlefield. Thus, the war was not just between two […]

Taliban and Sharia: A Comparison

Source: Pak Tea House Athar Mahmood Nowadays, on TV shows, many die-hard supporters and sympathizers of the Taliban are propounding their agenda to enforce sharia, and form a society within the Islamic parameters. I ponder are they actually so naïve or deliberately trying to make us deluded souls. Imperialism is being shielded under Islamic […]