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America's New World Order Is Officially Dead

China and Russia have fully derailed the post-Cold War movement toward U.S.-led global integration.<p>American foreign policy has reached a historic inflection point, and here's the surprise: It has very little to do with the all-consuming presidency and controversies of Donald Trump.<p>For roughly 25 …

Geopolitics

In Kashmir, India Is Witnessing Its General Dyer Moment

“It was my duty – my horrible, dirty duty,” the general explained. “I had the choice of carrying out a very distasteful and horrible duty or of …

First installment on the butcher’s bill: Donald Trump’s supporters will be made to pay

<b>(Reuters/Mike Segar)</b><p>A month in, the bill keeps adding up: Trump voters backed an unqualified demagogue, and the price will be painful<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>February 24, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>Donald Trump won the White House by promising his white voters that they would soon be able to put their feet on the …

The chaotic route to train-crash Brexit

So which is it to be: “hard” or “soft” Brexit? Maybe neither. There is a third possibility that is little discussed but increasingly likely: …

For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story<p>Tim Foley turned 20 on 27 June 2010. To celebrate, his parents took him and his younger brother Alex out for …

Russia

After 60 years of development it’s time for INGOs to ask some difficult questions about what power they need to devolve<p>It’s highly unlikely that corporate bosses regularly ask themselves if their businesses have a right to exist. Their goal is to sell stuff and make a profit. But if your goal is to …

NGOs

Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images<p>Kim Philby holding a press conference after being cleared of spying charges by foreign secretary Harold Macmillan in …

Books

Failure and success

WE know what he did: dragged his institution out from underneath the heel of the boot and the civilian. We know what he didn’t do: fix much of …

Pakistan

Lofty promises

Some years ago, on March 16, 2009 to be precise, when Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (along with other deposed judges) was restored to his constitutional …

Pakistan

The reign of Gullu Butts

THE Model Town operation that claimed 10 precious lives and its aftermath highlight much of what is wrong with today’s Pakistan. The legitimacy of …

Self-Pity

The tale of HuJI

WHAT happened to Qari Saifullah Akhtar? Once a prominent and influential militant commander, he is no more in the spotlight. Similar is the status of …

Pakistan

Return of the gamekeeper

In the run-up to Aug 14 what is happening and why it is happening is as clear as why it ought not to be happening. Ayaz Amir is on the mark that the …

Pakistan

111 Brigade: only the formality remains

Civil war at the cineplex: “American Sniper,” “Selma” and the battle over American masculinity

America may love Clint Eastwood’s gun-toting SEAL, but the true movie hero of the day is Martin Luther King, Jr.<p>In an essay on Theodore Roosevelt, Gore Vidal classified the former president and known tough guy as an “American sissy.” He was a sissy, because “he never showed much real …

'American Sniper' - Evidence of the Swamp of Moral Depravity in Which America Is Sinking

The swamp of moral depravity in which America is sinking is illustrated by a movie glorifying the exploits of a racist killer, <i>American Sniper</i>, …

Time to introspect

OUR judges are angry that they are being used as scapegoats. Those who have been discharging their duties fairly, diligently and with integrity have …

Law

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

The Peshawar Tragedy Shows That Pakistan Needs a New Religious Narrative

As in other Canadian cities, students and community members of Pakistani origin recently gathered outside the Alberta Legislature to hold a candle light vigil. Eschewing socio-political commentary, they wanted to collectively mourn for the 132 school children mercilessly killed by the Taliban in …

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …

Can Ashton Carter rein in a Pentagon out of control?

Chuck Hagel may not have been able to work with the ever more powerful National Security Council staff, but this discussion of personalities misses the point. The key to success for a defense secretary today is the ability to manage not White House aides but rather the Pentagon, which is the …

Why We Need Judicial Engagement to Protect Internet Speech -- and the Rest of Our Rights, Too

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in <i>Elonis v. U.S.</i>, an important case involving speech on the Internet. <i>Elonis</i> presents a tough constitutional question. Fortunately, because the right to speak freely is one of the few constitutional rights that the Court consistently protects, the …

I Traveled to Palestine-Israel and Discovered There Is No 'Palestinian-Israeli Conflict'

The mind has a way of making traumatic experiences seem like distant dreams to those who survive them. As it goes, the more traumatic the experience, the quicker the paramedics in one's mind rush to dress wounds, resuscitate and stabilize the victim; the victim being you.<p>Since returning from …

Now or never

THE whispers are growing louder: why is it that Punjab remains largely peaceful while Balochistan, KP and Sindh continue to be ravaged by an unending …

Pakistan