Day: January 1, 2017

Terrorized Tunisia

TUNIS – The recent terror attack on Berlin’s Christmas market – which killed 12 and injured more than 50 – cast a pall over this year’s holiday celebrations across Europe. Viewed from Tunis, where I happened to be during the fallout, the attack has also had a major, albeit different, […]

The Next Migrant Wave

STEPHEN GROFF Stephen Groff is the Asian Development Bank’s vice-president for East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.   MANILA – Imagine that you are a farmer. Your crops are withering as weather patterns become more volatile, your well water is too salty to drink, and rice is too expensive […]

Ban the Burkini?

(This is one of the ten most read articles  in 2016 of the Project Syndicate) MELBOURNE – My parents came to Australia as refugees, fleeing Nazi persecution after Hitler annexed Austria. They arrived in a country eager to assimilate immigrants into its dominant Anglo-Irish culture. When my parents spoke […]