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From Afghanistan to Anantnag via Abbotabad (Part 3)

On May 2, 2011 Pakistani military cadets at the Kakul Academy in Abbotabad, Pakistan woke up to an approaching juddering sound.... [read more]

Pakistan Taliban announce ceasefire and TTP commander Adnan Rashid writes on Mir Ali attack

My announcement of a one month ceasefire by the Pakistan Taliban on Twitter was cautiously welcomed by some... [read more]

Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address: “That’s Not Who we Are”

Borrowing from Hollywood-themed awards ceremonies, political theatre was taken to new lows with Obama’s sixth State of the Union speech to the US Congress on January 20th... [read more]

The Terrible Problem

Ze'ev Begin, the son of Menachem Begin, is a very nice human being. It is impossible not to like him... [read more]

Out of it

John Green reviews Palestinian author Selma Dabbagh's debut novel... [read more]

No Emergency Summits for Arab Human Development Crisis

Ramzy Baroud calls on Arab governments to do more to provide for their peoples' basic educational needs.... [read more]

Unsettling Signs: Buzzwords, Politics and US Elections

Looking back over the US presidential election contest, Ramzy Baroud is sceptical about the likelihood of serious "change" under an Obama administration.... [read more]