December, 2015

  • 5 December

    The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees

    The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.

November, 2015

  • 30 November

    Faith Groups in Unprecedented Push for Climate Action

    Religious leaders put their spiritual weight behind climate change.

  • 24 November

    Paris Attacks: The View From Counterterror’s Front Lines

    Veteran European law enforcement officials, one of them Muslim, reflect on the roots of the Paris attacks, the tense aftermath and the debate about the effectiveness of counterterror forces.

  • 17 November

    Don’t Give ISIL the Islamophobia it Wants

    Destruction of the “gray zone” — the space in which one can be both Muslim and Western, or Muslim and democratic — is the very purpose of ISIL and its ilk. Therefore, Europeans would be giving these terrorists a great service if they help destroy that gray zone, by following their own far-right.

  • 16 November

    Northeast Asia’s Dysfunctional Diplomacy

    Anyone who follows the politics of Northeast Asia must be wondering whether things may finally be about to change for the better. Not only have the leaders of the region’s big three — China, Japan and South Korea — recently held much delayed talks, but the presidents of China and Taiwan have finally had a face-to-face meeting as well. Does …

  • 15 November

    Paris: The War with ISIS Enters a New Stage

    Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.

  • 3 November

    Turkey’s Erdogan Gets His Majority — at a Terrible Price

    To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role of his office.

  • 2 November

    Myanmar’s Political Choice

    Myanmar’s November 8 election will be different in many ways from all such exercises of the past and are expected to prove to be one more essential step towards political reforms.

October, 2015

  • 22 October

    Conservative Rule Ends in Canada

    The victory of Canada's Liberal Party was a mixed one for the country's left. But from pulling out of Syria to (maybe) legalizing marijuana, they're welcoming the change in governance.

  • 21 October

    Is Myanmar’s Ceasefire Agreement Good Enough?

    Myanmar must find a solution to the socially and economically devastating Kachin insurgency. And it needs to bring other smaller armed ethnic groups formally into the present arrangement. They must be brought into the main peace-making process as soon as practicable.