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On Faith and Data

On Faith and Data

01.13.2014
I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are...
India, Human Rights and the Bhullar Case

India, Human Rights and the Bhullar Case

01.13.2014
Not much has changed since Sikh Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition was filed in 2003. Hopefully, in 2014, human rights...

U.S.-India Relations Will Endure Despite the Khobragade Controversy

01.13.2014
If recent headlines are to be believed, the arrest and alleged mistreatment of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade on December 12...
The Sochi Olympics: Understanding Terroristic Threats Emanating From the Caucasus Emirate

The Sochi Olympics: Understanding Terroristic Threats Emanating From the Caucasus Emirate

01.13.2014
The narrative put forward by the Russian state and the international media depicts an inaccurate image of the Caucasus Emirate and the...

Why Snowden's Disclosures of Foreign Surveillance Are Legitimate

01.13.2014
If we live in a country that allows us only the official line about an extremely controversial story that involves torture and death, then...

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

01.11.2014
News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the...

Aitzaz's Sacrifice Should Not Be in Vain

01.10.2014
By standing up to a terrorist, this extraordinary boy saved countless lives and should join the ranks of those whose actions define the...
Boehner: U.S. Should Help Iraq In Anti-Terror Fight

Boehner: U.S. Should Help Iraq In Anti-Terror Fight

01. 9.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the United States should provide more equipment and other aid to the Iraqi government...
Biden Calls Iraqi Leader For Second Time This Week

Biden Calls Iraqi Leader For Second Time This Week

01. 8.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday for a second time this week to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, voicing...

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

01. 7.2014
This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within...

9/11 Families Deserve a Real Trial, Too

01. 7.2014
Accused terrorists are tried all the time in U.S. federal courts with little extra burden on security officers and without incident. Only...
REPORT: NSA Snooping Would Not Have Stopped 9/11 Attacks

REPORT: NSA Snooping Would Not Have Stopped 9/11 Attacks

01. 6.2014
Edward Snowden has started a critical debate about the legality and the effectiveness of the N.S.A.’s practice of collecting unlimited...
'Jihad Jane' Sentenced For Terrorist Plot To Slay Cartoonist

'Jihad Jane' Sentenced For Terrorist Plot To Slay Cartoonist

01. 6.2014
(Adds quotes, background) By John Shiffman PHILADELPHIA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday sentenced...
'Jihad Jane' May Get Life Sentence For Plot To Kill Cartoonist

'Jihad Jane' May Get Life Sentence For Plot To Kill Cartoonist

01. 6.2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online and plotted to kill a Swedish artist was sentenced Monday...