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View from abroad: Myanmar today: tackling the good, the bad and the ugly

Myanmar stands out as a country, despite many challenges, especially as regards violence against Rohingya Muslim.

Africa security slips low on EU agenda

SECURITY has been top of the agenda at the Europe-Africa summit held in Brussels on April 2-3 amid warnings from the...

Europe-Africa ties back on the agenda

IF the frequency of VIP visits is a barometer of a country or region’s global importance, then the European Union...

View from abroad: China — Europe’s new bestie

Unlike China, US is part of “Western civilisation”, a nation with which Europe can share its joys and fears.

Crimea crisis highlights foreign policy challenges facing EU

THIS could be — should be — Europe’s finest hour, the moment of decisive action to defuse mounting tensions...

European fighters in Syria

THE brutal civil war in Syria may seem a long way away to most Europeans but “foreign fighters” entangled in the...

Expanding EU-Asean relations

With a population of approximately 600 million, a combined GDP of over $2 trillion, and still-impressive growth...

Soul-searching on EU foreign policy

ESCALATING violence in Ukraine and criticism of the European Union’s confused response to it has provoked...

Improving France-US relationship

In international relations as in personal life, friendships can be ever-changing. America used to love Britain,...

EU-Russia relations are getting testier

HE may not have been invited to dinner and his talks with European Union leaders were cut short to only three hours,...

Turkey and the EU

TURKISH Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan has lost his halo. Once celebrated as a hero by millions of disaffected...

A tragicomic dispute

SO here’s the 64 million dollar question: are China and Japan going to allow their increasingly heated war of ...

EU and the secession issue

Integration & secession are currently at work in the EU, dividing & sowing discord among nations in the 28-member bloc.

Decline in support for the European Union

Call it one of life’s ironies: anti-government protesters in Ukraine may be clamouring to join the European Union...

Improving working conditions of domestic workers

The increasingly shrill diplomatic row between India and the United States over criminal charges levelled against an...

Hard-won status

IT’S been a long and difficult journey but finally last week, the European Union Parliament voted to grant the...

Different approach

IT was an intriguing question. Last week as it became clear Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych was not ready to...

Diverse but closed

AS predicted, Europe’s debate on immigration is getting nastier. It’s also getting extremely confused and...

Why they hate Malala

SUDDENLY this week it dawned on me just why Malala Yousafzai has so many enemies and detractors in Pakistan. As ...

The Chinese dream

COMPARISONS are unfair. And comparing China, Asia’s most exciting rising power, to an almost-failing, chaotic ...


The Pemra mess

Scary ineptitude

Moral dilemmas

Kashmir saga


Yet another chance

‘Adoption’ laws

Out in the open

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