Lebanon’s moment of truth
The Lebanese authorities have received indictments and accompanying arrest warrants relating to the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in a huge blast in Beirut.
Blogging for change in Palestine
I was born in Jerusalem in the 1980s into the reality of occupation. My father had been politically active in the 1970s and my uncle is a former cabinet minister.
Tit for tat and all that!
The freeze on $800 million in military aid to Pakistan by the United States has made the headlines.
In defence of Murdoch
This column is a defence of Rupert Murdoch. If you add everything up, he’s been good for newspapers over the past several decades, keeping them alive and vigorous and noisy and relevant. Without him, the British newspaper industry might have disappeared entirely.
The misleading exodus
The big immigration debate is often the big obscurantism debate. The wool is pulled over our eyes and even for the best-informed obtaining clarity is not so easily done.
Egypt’s rising power player
At first glance, Amr Moussa would seem to have scant hope of winning Egypt’s upcoming presidential election — the first truly free contest in modern history for that position.
Delhi and the nuclear regime
In recent years, specifically after the civil nuclear deal with the US, India seemed to have emerged with a validated nuclear identity and was seen as being on the right side of the nuclear regime.
The naked truth on branding
They came in droves and waited outside the outlets of a flamboyant fashion designer across Europe and America. They were there to grab something free. Conditions applied.
What’s wrong at Twitter? A better question might be, What’s right? The answer, unfortunately, is not much.
How cool is clean fuel?
When President Barack Obama speaks about the fuels of the future, his term of choice is usually “clean energy.” At the “Twitter Town Hall” last week, where people asked the president questions via Twitter, Obama referred to “clean energy” five times.