News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?
By standing up to a terrorist, this extraordinary boy saved countless lives and should join the ranks of those whose actions define the word courage. This teenager thought his school important enough to defend and he had an instinctive sense that if the militants were allowed to destroy his school, they were taking away something valuable from his community.
Giving a child a gun as a toy doesn't demystify the object, as some claim. It actually normalizes it, to the extent that they possibly will not recognize the immensity of the difference between a play-gun and a real-gun.
This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.
A few prominent Bangladeshi writers have begun to publicly endorse their government's demand that Pakistan should apologize for the war crimes of 1971 during the country's freedom struggle. What some writers termed as "history" are actually current affairs to me and the people of my generation from Pakistan's largest province of Balochistan.
Today, Pakistan is the only country in the world to deny a section of its citizens the basic human right to identity. Ahmadi Muslims are forbidden calling themselves Muslim by the State's constitution.
It is time to challenge prevailing wrong attitudes in Pakistan, and the "war crimes industry" that continues to plague Bangladesh's internal politics and regional relations, to establish an accurate historical record, and break the culture of exaggeration, blood capitalism and silencing of dissenting views, by asserting the right to the truth.
The project will help people understand the importance of forest protection. It will also change mindsets to make living forests a source of earning rather than cutting them down. However, before we talk more about its benefits, we have some real questions to answer.
When things go wrong, financial services can make life more difficult: Too much debt, too little savings, wrong insurance. Researchers have tried to tackle the issue of how to best make services accessible to people who are innately smart, but not literate.
The nation is divided into numerous large and small political factions untutored in the science of politics. Emotions run high and irrationality rules decisions.
She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition. Yet, when she walks into the Oxford Union, she is met with an adoration usually reserved for a pop sensation, not a political activist.
Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported.
In Bjørn's world, climate is tomorrow's problem, which must wait until we solve today's, poverty. Cheap and available fossil fuels are going to lift the poor. Clean energy which might solve the climate crisis is not up to the job.
I am hopeful with the retirement of the infamous Chief Justice, Pakistan will not only have an independent judiciary but an unbiased one as well. Unlike Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the remaining Justices are the true heroes of the Lawyers' Movement.
The tension between the United States and Pakistan isn't going anywhere, and after reading this book, you will better understand why. Recently I sat down with the author to discuss the impetus for and process of writing the book.
Americans have been fighting in Afghanistan for longer than the Civil War, World War I, and World War II combined. America has overstayed its welcome. It's time to go home.