Saturday, July 18, 2015
A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand U.S. President Barack Obama and his tireless Secretary of State John Kerry presented a technically well-crafted plan which would supposedly keep the Iranian nuclear genie in the bottle but not dismantle the actual atomic program.
Members of the U.S. Republican Party fall into two camps when it comes to Democratic Party President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
Security-related bills were discussed for much longer than the ruling parties envisioned, but even as they were passed at the lower house plenary session on Thursday, the debate had not reached the nitty-gritty of legislation that will expand the roles of the Self-Defense Forces.
Turkey is stepping up its role in the fight against Islamic State extremists after realizing the threats to its own security from jihadists and responding to pressure from its Western partners, analysts say.
Friday, July 17, 2015
The luck just doesn't run out in Pakistan. Just as one door closes, another opens.
The mainland Chinese authorities' crackdown on human rights groups can be viewed as an indication that the iron--fisted rule of Xi Jinping's administration is becoming ever harsher.
The oft-heard phrase "There's no such thing as a free lunch" is meant to underscore the commercial reality of the world in which we live. But this harsh "rule" is being flouted daily by generous businesspeople who give away their goods to citizens in need.
American psychologists are in dire need of therapy. A scathing report documents the collusion between past executives of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American defense establishment involved in torturing prisoners of war after 2001.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Getting the Iran nuclear deal unveiled Tuesday was hard enough. Now it must be approved, implemented and then stuck to for years. Get set for a bumpy ride, experts warn.
India today swung into damage-control mode, a day after Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz upset the boat by raising the issue of Kashmir and India-sponsored terrorism in Balochistan.