Views Digest

November, 2023

  • 29 November

    US Charges India with Plotting to Assassinate Sikh Separatist in New York

    The indictment, unsealed by federal prosecutors in New York, accuses the Indian national of orchestrating a meticulously planned plot to eliminate the Sikh separatist figure within the bustling environs of New York City.

October, 2023

  • 20 October

    Forget ‘Peace,’ Did Abraham Accords Set Stage for Israel-Gaza Conflict?

    The Biden administration could have reversed Trump’s efforts, and placed pressure on Israel to halt these plans, as well as end its settlement expansion while making good on its promises and obligations under the peace process. Instead, the president continued Trump’s normalization efforts while breaking from presidential precedent and not even attempting to advance the peace process, all while issuing little to no criticism of the Israeli government’s violations.

  • 15 October

    American Farmers are Getting Older, and Youth aren’t Rushing to Join Them

    America’s farming workforce is getting older. If the country doesn’t recruit new farmers or adapt to having fewer, older ones, it could put the nation’s food supply at risk.

  • 13 October

    The End of the Netanyahu Doctrine

    The prime minister's claim that Middle East peace was possible without the Palestinians has been shattered by Hamas' incursion, and the ensuing war.

  • 4 October

    The Green Revolution is a Warning, not a Blueprint for Feeding a Hungry Planet

    In Punjab, India’s top Green Revolution state, heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides has contaminated water, soil and food and endangered human health.

September, 2023

  • 28 September

    Traditional Downtowns are Dead or Dying in Many US Cities − What’s Next for these Zones?

    Developers have overbuilt office and commercial space in US cities for decades. Now, in the wake of pandemic shutdowns, many downtowns face hard choices about the future.

  • 25 September

    Global Cruise Industry Expanding, New Routes Emerging

    Passenger capacity is projected to increase from 26.5 million in 2022 to nearly 38 million by 2028. In anticipation of this, nearly 40 new ships debuted in 2022, with 75 more vessels lined up on order through 2027, as revealed in Cruise Industry News’ cruise ship order book. This brings up the total number of cruise ships to 499 worldwide.

June, 2022

  • 14 June

    Timely Warnings Avert Loss of Life from Surging Glacier in Pakistan

    Floods rage through the Hunza valley every year from an unstable lake below the Shishper glacier, but an early warning system gives people time to evacuate.

May, 2022

  • 15 May

    The Looming Climate-security Crisis in South Asia

    Extreme weather has been called a ‘threat multiplier’ — feeding into existing social and political problems and making them even worse.

September, 2021

  • 1 September

    Association of Eastern States of South Asia: Part-I

    Instead of helping to alleviate the miseries of its poor neighbor, desperately keeping its head (literally) above the rising waters, Indian machinations in Bangladesh know no end. More than anything else, India’s undue interference has contributed to increasing the poverty and suffering of the Bangladeshi people.