March 27, 2015

The Middle East is already ‘dry tinder’, lit with sectarian and terrorist wildfires.

It is also rapidly reaching the point where water depletion and drought will make existing rivalries far more intense, and peaceable solutions to existing problems far harder to arrive...

March 13, 2015

AS Tibetans across the globe marked the 56th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising of 1959 on 10 March, the Chinese government used its political and economic clout in neighbouring India and Nepal to keep the protests as low-key as possible.

Unlike previous years when the...

March 6, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the son of the great historian of Judaism under the Spanish Inquisition and the younger brother of the Israeli war hero killed freeing hostages in the raid on Entebbe. Himself the twice-wounded leader of a Sayeret Matkal spe...

March 4, 2015

Prime Ministers haven’t historically focused their attention on British Sikhs, but David Cameron has pulled out all the stops.

He has hosted receptions at Downing Street to mark the Vaisakhi festival, been pictured flipping chapattis in gurdwaras and in 2013 became the...

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