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Obama’s Response To The Refugee Crisis

Obama’s response to the refugee crisis

   One drowned toddler has shifted global politics. The picture demanded action in response to the largest migration crisis since World War II, itself caused by the longest series of…

Refugee Crisis Shows The Changing Soul Of Germany

Refugee crisis shows the changing soul of Germany

Europe's refugee crisis is revealing the changing soul of Germany. Back in 2010, Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multi-culturalism in Germany had been an abject failure; today the nation is…

‘Humanitarian’ Intervention

‘Humanitarian’ intervention

Sovereignty cannot be a shield for tyrants to commit one murder; nor can it be an excuse for the international community to turn a blind eye. This is what US…

No child left behind

World Children’s Day (November 20) is usually an understated affair in our country. And its motto ‘for every child, every right’ is hardly taken seriously by our leaders. This year…

COP28 in a time of chaos

The raging Israeli violence in Gaza is feared to cast a dark shadow on the upcoming COP28 climate summit as the climate discussions are also not immune to abusive power…

The power of protest

In July last year, eight columnists of The New York Times made confessions about what they had been wrong about. This was apparently an editorial assignment. Anyhow, I found one ‘mea culpa’…

The unforgiveable genocide in Gaza

Recently, while in the sacred city of Makkah, I watched in horror as an inconceivable tragedy unfolded on TV screens and social media sites. As a mother, the agony of…

In the shadows of occupation

Several days ago, a surprise and well-coordinated attack on Israel by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, drew renewed global attention to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has troubled the Middle…

A war in our minds

During my infrequent encounters with university students, I have been quoting that first sentence of the Unesco constitution: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the…