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West Wing nuts in the White House

Not surprisingly, American TV talk-show hosts are looking a bit distraught these days.

03 Aug 2017 3:18 AM

Curse of nationalism

The Americans deemed themselves to be combating communism in Indochina, but what they came up against was to a large extent Vietnamese nationalism.

27 Jul 2017 12:39 AM

There’s hope the Crown Prince can remould Saudi

It’s apparently part of Mohammed bin Salman’s 2030 Vision, ostensibly a plan for heaving Saudi Arabia out of its mediaeval mindset.

21 Jul 2017 12:06 AM

‘Grown-ups’ of the world must rein in the bullies

There have been plenty of indications that direct dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington could conceivably lead to some kind of closure.

13 Jul 2017 5:42 AM

How the 1977 Zia takeover sealed fate of Pakistan

Many of us back then saw Zia’s unrepresentative incumbency as a temporary phenomenon that would wear off once he departed.

06 Jul 2017 5:50 AM


2nd election may become inevitable in UK in a year

The vast majority of British voters under the age of 40 opted for Labour.

22 Jun 2017 2:35 AM

It’s tough for May, but win by Corbyn to be a miracle

It is not uncommon, in such circumstances, for the electorate to gravitate towards retaining the status quo.

08 Jun 2017 1:49 AM

Sgt Pepper at 50: Alive and kicking!

Neither track made it on to the album, much to Martin’s subsequent regret because EMI was insisting on new material.

01 Jun 2017 12:28 AM

Trump’s duplicity in Mideast will be costly

Saudi Arabia was one of only three states, alongside Pakistan and the UAE, to recognise the “emirate” of Afghanistan.

25 May 2017 12:52 AM

Trump’s exit only a matter of time now

Sharing such information with all nations that might potentially be affected would, of course, be the decent thing to do.

18 May 2017 3:54 AM


Is the rise in bigotry a sign of growing insecurity?

To their credit, local officials resisted the demand for instant injustice, but a young boy was killed in the violence.

11 May 2017 3:27 AM

Can Trump, Kim forge a real bond?

Trump looked uncomprehending at the time, or perhaps he was just programmed to be sceptical about anything Obama told him.

04 May 2017 12:19 AM

France is still deeply divided: It’s too early to celebrate

The Gaullist right wing’s failure to make it into the second round is unprecedented in the Fifth Republic.

27 Apr 2017 12:09 AM

Flashback 1917: How Lenin seized the moment

News of the February Revolution in 1917 had struck Lenin as a thunderbolt.

20 Apr 2017 12:31 AM

‘Terrorism’ then & now: Just see how it changed

There is plenty of circumstantial evidence, though, pointing to some kind of jihadist intent.

30 Mar 2017 1:18 AM


‘Shakespeare’ of the world of rock’n’roll

Roll Over Beethoven was also a declaration of intent, a pronouncement to the effect that the times were changing.

23 Mar 2017 4:00 AM

Key test for populists in Dutch polls

One of the biggest questions is whether the Dutch citizens of Turkish origin will play into the hands of Geert Wilders.

16 Mar 2017 1:58 AM

Women are at the heart of all revolutions

It was hardly a democratic institution, but its relations with the palace were nonetheless fraught.

09 Mar 2017 12:18 AM

A no-state ‘solution’ looms for Palestine?

Australia’s closest neighbour, New Zealand, was struck off Netanyahu’s itinerary after its conservative govt co-sponsored the resolution.

02 Mar 2017 6:33 AM

On terrorism, some points for Pakistan to ponder about

This is not the first Sufi shrine they have targeted, and it’s unlikely to be the last.

23 Feb 2017 6:03 AM