A federal Europe may be a pipe dream

Eugenio Scalfari – La Repubblica, Rome The game being played in Europe is very complex. Around the table, there are only four players: Italian President Mario Monti, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi, the Bundesbank, the German Central Bank and… Continue Reading

The NATO Global Hub

Richard Weitz* – Project Syndicate WASHINGTON, DC ? What should an alliance do when its leading member and dominant pillar decides to shift its focus to the other side of the world? NATO leaders have been grappling with this question… Continue Reading

The Iran-India-Afghanistan riddle

By Vijay Prashad* At the sidelines of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Tehran, Iran, the governments of Afghanistan, India and Iran will hold a small conclave. Commercial issues are at the top of the agenda. Not far down… Continue Reading

Double standards

Deccan Herald, India The US government?s response to India?s blocking of websites and Twitter accounts is rather hypocritical. It has called on India to respect the right to freedom of expression on the Internet.

Partition woes continue

Bharat Karnad* Think of an India without Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, animists, whoever, in our composite culture, in our everyday lives ? it is inconceivable, it is unthinkable. Minority communities are part of the warp and woof of what India is.… Continue Reading

WikiLeaks and Free Speech

By MICHAEL MOORE and OLIVER STONE WE have spent our careers as filmmakers making the case that the news media in the United States often fail to inform Americans about the uglier actions of our own government. We therefore have… Continue Reading

Why Paul Ryan is the new Sarah Palin

Patricio Navia* – Buenos Aires Herald After the traumatic experience with the choice of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, Mitt Romney wanted to appoint a running mate that would not embarrass his campaign as Palin… Continue Reading