The morning of last Monday in Marrakech, Laurent Fabius, the Environment Minister of France, who was president of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) since last December, handed over the presidency to Hakima El Haite, the environment minister of Morocco. She has now taken over as President of COP22 here in Marrakech., 1 Comment
It was incredible defiance in the face of a horrifying loss: 16-year-old Srinagar teenager Qaiser Hameed, abducted and allegedly murdered in police custody, was buried last Saturday wrapped in the Pakistani flag., 1 Comment
Donald Trump's stunning performance in the presidential election leaves many pollsters wondering how it all went so wrong?
China's chief official newspaper, the People's Daily, is gloating over the discomfort Washington finds itself in after Philippine President Rodolfo Duterte visited China and publicly said that he was leaving the United States, followed two weeks later by Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, who also tightened relations with China, including signing security agreements., 1 Comment
The world of politics is not yet entirely bipolar, and even though the U.S. and China are competing for influence in Southeast Asia, it is not necessary for countries here to side with either one of them., 1 Comment
With Buddhism as its majority religion, Thai society's ethical norms are based largely on religious morality.
It has had a grand history in defending the rights and interests of developing countries, especially when they were newly independent from colonial rule.
Tomorrow, for substantial numbers of voters in the U.S., the country will be in ruins. One of the very few things that unites Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump is a shared belief that the election of their advisory will mean disaster., 1 Comment
Elections in two-party systems are meant to provide the voter a clear choice, such as alternative paths to the future that the electorate must choose between. Rarely, however, has there been an election where the choice has been so stark.
Sovereignty: it's a word that evokes so much power and passion, such patriotic zeal. It is also one that despite its empowering and sage references is primarily bandied about in tense and tumultuous times. Interestingly, a debate about sovereignty underway in the UK sheds light on Pakistan's own obsession with the concept, and demands that we approach it with greater circumspection.