The Great Ground Zero Mosque Divide: Both conservatives and liberals draw wrong conclusions. The failure to find common ground weakens both the West’s culture of individual rights and the struggle against radical Islam
No single factor explains the sudden strain between two liberal democracies that share a common past as British colonies, reopening the question whether India will emerge as a natural ally of fellow English-speaking democracies
In many ways, the immediate significance of the election lies less in what it promises, than in what it averted--a crazy quilt government comprised of regional and caste-based parties incapable of fashioning a coherent national agenda.
Indian criticism of the film reveals the chasm between the country's self-perception and projection and any reasonable measure of its achievements. The squalor of the slums depicted in Slumdog is closer to reality than an elaborately choreographed Bo
If the city of Mumbai symbolizes the hopeful face of globalisation in South Asia – standing for pluralism, enterprise and openness to ideas and investment – then the Pakistan-trained jihadists responsible for the carnage represent its darker twin.