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Sohail Anjum Malik   Poorer children are also three times more likely to suffer from mental health problems. If the economy is growing, why are 3.5 million children living in poverty and why is Save the Children predicting 1.5 million more children will join them by 2020? In one of the world’s richest...

By As’ad Abdul Rahman The war on Gaza has apparently eliminated for good the assumption believed by many in the West that Israel truly desires to attain a political settlement based on international legality. As a result of the recent carnage in Gaza, it has become clear for all that the Israeli government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has dedicated itself...

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September 14, 2014

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Mohsin Ali   The discontent with the president of the country is growing in Armenia. The demands for his resignation sound more loudly, and not only from political opposition. It also isn’t surprising, that during the rule of S. Sargsyan the only observation made is – strengthening of the criminal and oligarchical mode in which the role of “the main...

Husain Haqqani   After paralysing Islamabad for days,the crowds last week at boisterous protests demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are thinning out. But even if Pakistan’s current political standoff comes to an end, the country’s deeper political crisis won’t. Sharif, who leads the conservative and pro-business Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)...

Marwan Kabalan US President Barack Obama, who told the American people on August 28 that his administration does not “have a strategy yet” to deal with the threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) seems to have got one now. Yet, regardless of the details of the strategy — announced on Wednesday — it would not have been possible for the Obama administration...

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September 12, 2014

Neil Berry   The other day the UK Palestine Solidarity Campaign convened a meeting in London to discuss the deficiencies of the BBC’s coverage of Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza. Especially reprehensible, participants felt, was the platform that the broadcaster gave to Israel’s elder statesman Shimon Peres to purvey what amounted to Zionist propaganda. Interviewed...

Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi   The war on the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has figured high on the agenda of conferences and meetings all over the world. It is almost as if the world has suddenly discovered a newfound secret and is unifying their ranks to fight a new enemy that has surfaced abruptly. A regional conference is being held in Jeddah today with the participation...

Malavika Kamaraju The message in the bottle washing up on Nato’s shores is clear: All members will have to work together to contain the spreading political rot in the world. Says Bloomberg on Nato’s newfound purpose: “Say this for Russian President Vladimir Putin: He has ended Nato’s decades-old existential crisis. The alliance has been divided over how sharply...

Ramesh Ponnuru What does it mean for a candidate or party to run on an agenda — a list of priorities and policies they intend to pursue in office — and how important is it? I recently argued that Republicans in the US are relying on the president’s unpopularity as a substitute for an agenda and that the last time they tried that, in 1998, it ended badly. Two other...

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