Nelson Mandela: rainbow statesman

By Syed Badrul AhsanIn these dangerous, uncertain times we live through, the absence of Nelson Mandela only makes our circumstances a little more parlous than they have been so far. By the time he died, Mandela did not wield political authority, but there was about...

Every annexation is political blasphemy

By Syed Badrul Ahsan Every annexation leaves the world in turmoil. The ramifications of such an act go beyond the frontiers of the land or state being seized by a more powerful neighbor and well into the wider global community. Annexations harden attitudes. They...