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How Camus and Sartre Split Over the Question of How to Be Free

If the idea of freedom bound Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre, philosophically, then the fight for justice united them politically. Albert Camus. Credit: Wikimedia Commons They were an odd pair. Albert Camus...

It’s Time To Set Up an International Terrorism Court

Eight decades after it was first mooted, the world needs a mechanism to prosecute cross-border terrorists in peacetime. The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague, Netherlands,...

Iraqi Forces Push Deeper Into Western Mosul as Civilians Flee

Rapid Response forces members cross farm land during a battle with ISIS’s militants south west Mosul, Iraq February 24, 2017. Credit: Reuters Mosul: US-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday,...

Rodrigo Duterte’s Opponents Turn Historic Event Into Protest March

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raises a glass of water as he proposed a toast during the Asian Development Bank 50th anniversary in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines February 21, 2017. Credit: Reuters Metro...

Trump Decides to Skip White House Press Dinner

US President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US, February 24, 2017. Credit: Reuters Washington: US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would not...

Wary of Trump Unpredictability, China Ramps up Naval Capability

China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea, in this undated photo taken December, 2016. Credit: Reuters Beijing: The PLA navy is likely...

Focus on Temperature Ignores Other Ways to Take Earth’s Pulse

We need international agreement on a set of Earth’s ‘vital signs’ and how to measure them. Reliance on just temperature goals won’t do. An artist’s impression of ice age Earth at glacial...

Is the Samajwadi Party Changing Its Stance on Women’s Reservations?

At a recent rally, Dimple Yadav suggested that women’s reservations in government jobs was part of the Samajwadi Party’s plans. Dimple Yadav at a Samajwadi Party rally is Wazirganj, Uttar Pradesh. Credit:...

Vague Censorship Guidelines Behind Lipstick Under My Burkha Ban

Pahlaj Nihalani, with his love for the Modi government and its agenda, has chosen to take the ultra-conservative view in banning this film. A still from the banned film Lipstick Under My...

IMF Prescriptions Have Crippled West African Health Systems

West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments’ ability to repair these problems. The...