Indian journalist Tavleen Singh may have been right when she wrote recently in the Indian Express: 'We seem in India to be regressing into a Hindu version of Pakistan.' After 73 years of democracy in India, that would be a very great pity.
The problem resides in the Arab world, where the political climate has only two seasons: brief springs and very long winters. It may not be an insoluble problem, but there’s certainly no solution in sight.
If the U.S. Supreme Court re-bans abortion, they will certainly unleash mass protests on a scale that the U.S. has not seen before, just like in Ireland and Poland.
Boris Johnson's dithering over whether to cave in to the European Union’s terms for a post-Brexit free trade deal. Most people reckon it’s his last face-saving show of defiance before he surrenders to the bitter truth.
Vegetarianism and veganism alone will not solve the problem because they still depend on growing crops on the land, and also because people are very conservative about diet.
Populist leaders across the West seem to believe that somehow or other their fates are tied to Trump’s. It shows in the growing recklessness of their behaviour, and in the frequency of their failures.
Here we are only less than two weeks later, and the federal government’s troops have already captured Mekelle, a city of half a million people that is Tigray’s capital.
The United States is the oldest democracy, but it’s a pretty primitive one. Consider the antique and ridiculous Electoral College, or the rudimentary social welfare system.