No sincerity to cure Karachi

My 10-Point suggestions for Karachi By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia An ordinary mind can understand that a system which has been built on divisions, discrimination, and corruptions cannot be fixed... Read more »
Female ministers and assistant ministers pose with Malcolm Turnbull after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday. Andrew Taylor/AAP

Small number of Liberal women MPs spark a fresh debate in Australia

Liberals deride quotas for women MPs but how are they going to make targets work? By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Before the election, Malcolm Turnbull had no trouble calling himself a... Read more »
Brexit

Britain’s ‘Bregret’ offers timely lessons for Australian voters this weekend

Australians heading to the polls this Saturday can draw important lessons from the UK referendum By Mark Chou (Australian Catholic University) and Michael Ondaatje, (Australian Catholic University) Last week’s Brexit decision sent... Read more »
What Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia

What Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia

UK’s vote to leave EU is a major turning point in Europe’s history and a significant crack in a unified concept of “the West”. It is not in Australia’s interests. By Ben... Read more »
Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the Art of the Reboot

The Trump campaign is like a team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who raised money, launched a venture, recognized quickly that their business model was failing, and pivoted. Many successful teams had to... Read more »
San Bernadino, terrorism and government hacking of iPhones

Pandora’s Box: San Bernadino, terrorism and government hacking of iPhones

Why doesn’t Apple want to help law enforcement in any way it can to track down the terrorists who may still be at large connected with the horrific December San Bernadino attack?... Read more »
Sri Lanka

Reconciliation cannot divide or break up Sri Lanka

The stakeholders of Sri Lanka must consider these arguments if any attempts are being taken to do the opposite of what we expect from reconciliation  By Shenali D Waduge The word reconciliation has... Read more »
Pakistan Malaysia

Pakistan and Malaysia – Tale of Misery vs Prosperity

Malaysia can be a good case study for Pakistan from which Pakistan can learn lessons on ethnic harmony and economic development By Dr. Minhaj Qidwai Pakistan and Malaysia both were liberated from... Read more »

Pakistan’s intolerant Social Media

Social media can be used to bridge polarisation, something mainstream media in Pakistan has failed to achieve .. But this is a society riddled with biases, intolerance, sarcasm, hatred and general abusive behaviour... Read more »
The execution of Nimr al-Nimr has brought the Middle East to a boiling point.

The Execution of Sheikh Nimr and Sunni-Shia Feud

The unity of Muslims as one nation would remain a myth and unattainable goal unless the Muslim clergies of both the sects reconcile on living in harmony despite their mutual differences of... Read more »
Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, speaks during an interview at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian

What if the Oregon Protesters were Black or Muslim?

Oregon incident has quickly led to questions about a double standard, particularly from liberals and the left, who asked: What if the armed men were Muslim or black? By Katie Rogers (NYT) The... Read more »
Cameron enters war without military strategy or exit plan

UK enters Syria war without military strategy or exit plan

Cameron’s speech may have won over 397 MPs but he failed to properly address concerns on key issues such as military strategy, the absence of credible ground forces, the lack of a... Read more »
Paris attacks highlight selective grief and outrage of Western world

No to ISIS, No to Imperialism – Solidarity with the Paris Victims

The November 13 attacks in Paris: the terror of the Islamic State, the state of emergency in France, our responsibilities By Pierre Rousset and François Sabado November 13 represents a change in... Read more »

What Putin’s visit to Iran means for Middle East?

Russia;s relationship with Iran should be seen in the light of ending of the P5+1 nuclear deal that effectively put an end to Iran’s geo-political isolation By Yasmeen Aftab Ali A very important... Read more »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AFP)

Modi, Sharif had hour-long ‘secret’ meeting during SAARC 2014

A year ago all that the people saw was a quick handshake but away from TV cameras Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif held an hour-long secret meeting... Read more »
ISIS

ISIS and the West: A Clash of Savageries

Once again, the West is using heart-wrenching scenes of loss and sorrow to win support for its misguided war on terror. By Lamis Andoni November 22, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “Al... Read more »
Paris attacks highlight selective grief and outrage of Western world

Multi-headed hydra ISIS has to be eliminated after Paris attack

By Yasmeen Aftab What will be the impact of Paris attack on French involvement in the Middle East? France in September this year started air raids on militant jihadis from ISIS in Syria. France... Read more »
Refugees arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey - a crossing EU leaders want to discourage people from taking AFP/GEtty Imagese

What do the Paris attacks mean for Australia’s Syrian refugee intake?

Australian political figures have called on Australia to “close our borders” in the interests of national security, but is this the way to deal with global refugee crisis? By Mark Briskey The dust... Read more »
Paris attacks highlight selective grief and outrage of Western world

Paris attacks highlight selective grief and outrage of Western world

We need solidarity and compassion for the victims of terrorism everywhere not just Western world By Chris Graham (for NewMatilda) As France enters yet another period of mourning, Lebanon is just emerging from... Read more »

Prince Charles helped his mum overrule democracy and sack Whitlam

40th anniversary of the ‘Dismissal’ For his multiple crimes against humanity in general, and against this nation in particular, Charles should be run out of Australia, not feted hither and yon. One... Read more »

‘Modi on track to cripple India’

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena The title of this column is borrowed from Dr. Mike Ghouse, an American of Indian origin who is passionate about the native land that fed him milk in his... Read more »

Narendra Modi worst nightmare

By Sanjena Sathian (For Ozy) It was Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and Muslims and non-Muslims alike thronged the streets of Mumbai. Billboards announced sales on... Read more »
Bilawal Bhutto

Bilawal Zardari Bhutto is good for nothing

By Saeed Qureshi It looks improbable for the juvenile Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (now 27) to revive and resuscitate the moribund, discredited and hugely mauled Pakistan People’s Party of which he is the... Read more »

India.. This is not cricket nor sportsman spirit

By Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad The Shiv Sena attack on Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) HQ at Mumbai, was a pre-planned scheme of the RAW controlled BJP government, which is proved by... Read more »