Paris 13/11

Paris 13/11

Better sense prevails

What has become of liberated Libya? It has turned into a lawless land where no government worth its name is in power. The country stands parcelled out between numerous, uncontrollable militias.

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After Paris Attacks: Will Middle East again burn Western hands?

In the wake of the Paris attacks and the heightening potency of Islamic State, the incendiary politics of the Middle East that the European powers had tried to stave off for long is now burning their hands, writes Divya Kumar Soti for South Asia Monitor.

Paris 13/11

Not all terror victims make the news

There was an outcry on Facebook the past week about why the infectious social platform was blatantly discriminating between bloodshed in Beirut on Thursday and Paris the day after, both ISIS-orchestrated. 

Paris 13/11

Shadows in the city of light

  As Paris tries to get back to its celebrated pace, how Parisians come to grips with uncertainty and anxiety will define the French Republic for a long time to come.
Paris 13/11

Owning up to IS: It’s not West vs Islam, Paris attacks require a rational rather than emotional response

Responding to the Paris terror attacks, President Obama has said it is time the Muslim world asked itself some tough questions about how extremist ideologies take root in its midst. That is certainly pertinent, but such questioning should not be confined to the Muslim world alone. Leaders in the West, led by the US, also need to ask themselves some tough questions on what led to the flowering of Islamic State (IS). The firing on Paris streets also represents the backfiring of Western strategy.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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