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The RSS and Gandhi: A Necessary Backstory

<i>In his 2001 book,</i> The RSS and the BJP: A Division of Labour<i>, A.G. Noorani devotes a chapter to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s attitude towards</i> …

Democratic Convention: Bernie, the Kurds and Lack of Moral Clarity on Syria

Amidst crass U.S. foreign policy and a lack of moral consistency on the Syrian conflict, what can we expect from the upcoming Democratic Convention? To the extent the party discusses the issue at all, don't expect much depth or nuance, let alone voiced support for the secular opposition or Kurds, …

Turkey coup attempt: Over 6,000 held

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN he would approve reinstating the death penalty if lawmakers backed the measure in Parliament. He called the attempted coup on Friday a "clear crime of treason."<p>In his first one-on-one interview since the attempted coup by a faction of the …

South Asia

Palestinians in purgatory: The internally displaced citizens of Israel

I returned to Haifa two weeks ago and it immediately drew me back towards the abandoned Palestinian district of Wadi Salib, located between Haifa’s …

Israel

‘The End of Moral Absolutes?’: As ‘Christian Morality Is Being Ushered Out,’ New Study Reveals Where Americans Stand on Ethics

Is American culture experiencing an “end of moral absolutes?” That’s surely a question that reasonable observers will have after exploring a new study that analyses what’s happening with morals and ethics among the U.S. populace.<p>“Christian morality is being ushered out of American social structures …

Faith

Live chat with the editors: In the age of Trump and terrorism, do media ethics need to evolve?

Yesterday, we sat down with Erik Wemple and Margaret Sullivan — media columnists at The Post — to discuss media ethics in political campaigns. If you missed the conversation, you can watch it above, or at facebook.com/washingtonpost.<p>We weren’t able to get through anywhere near all of the questions …

Journalism

Turkey has seen several military coups over the last 50 years, but this latest attempt is different

"Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of law, and the general security that was damaged," a statement, published by a group calling itself the "Peace at Home Council" on TRT, Turkey's …

South Asia

What Did Happen To Saddam’s WMD?

The Chilcot Report was brutal on Tony Blair’s cavalier use of intelligence concerning Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction in the run up to …

6 Key Traits That Define Exceptional Leaders From Ordinary Ones

You need to have exceptional leadership skills if you want to carve a niche in the business world. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that not every business person is a born leader. However, we can up our game with the help of right knowledge and skills.<p>Leadership is a skill that can be trained …

Employment

Is It Racism Or Unconscious Bias?

Are the police officers who recently killed black men, by definition, racist? I found myself wanting to avoid the accusation of "racism."Did they consciously hold the thought that black men deserve such treatment? Did they intentionally act on such thoughts? Or were their horrific acts the product …

'Coffee With A Cop' Helps Officers And Civilians Find Common Ground

Attempts to cool the tensions between police and the communities they serve have led some people to look for solutions in a hot cup of coffee.<p>After the recent killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling by police and the fatal shooting of five Dallas cops by a sniper, the gap between officers …

Why does France keep getting attacked?

France is historically seen as standard bearer of western secular liberalism and has been singled out by Isis as a key target<p>Full story: France stunned after truck attacker kills 84 in Nice<p>So once again, there will be the tricolour flag projected on buildings around the world, a hashtag expressing …

Terrorism