Thomas Pogge, one of the world’s most prominent ethicists, stands accused of manipulating students to gain sexual advantage. Did the fierce champion of the world’s disempowered abuse his own power? When Thomas Pogge travels around the world, he finds eager young fans waiting for him in every lecture hall. The 62-year-old German-born professor, a protégé … more “Ethics and the Eye of the Beholder”

A hazard facing mass movements is the NGO-ization of resistance. It will be easy to twist what I’m about to say into an indictment of all NGOs. That would be a falsehood. In the murky waters of fake NGOs set up or to siphon off grant money or as tax dodges (in states like Bihar, … more “The NGO-ization of resistance”

Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain: planners to financiers, cadres to foot soldiers, ideologists to cheerleaders Iran is seriously mistrusted by Israel and America. North Korea protects its nuclear secrets and is ruled by an erratic, vicious man. Vladimir Putin’s territorial ambitions alarm democratic nations. The newest peril, Isis, the wild … more “The evil empire of Saudi Arabia is the West’s real enemy”

Anthony Atkinson occupies a unique place among economists. During the past half-century, in defiance of prevailing trends, he managed to place the question of inequality at the center of his work while demonstrating that economics is first and foremost a social and moral science. In his new book, Inequality: What Can Be Done?—more personal than … more “A Practical Vision of a More Equal Society: Toward a New Radical Reformism”

Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child? A mom’s violence won’t keep her son safe. Stacey Patton is a senior enterprise reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, an adjunct professor of American history at American University, and the author of “That Mean Old Yesterday.” It’s not surprising that a black mother … more “The message of Baltimore Intifada : Black children’s behavior is the true enemy of peace”

TILTON – The first sentence of the 1957 Treaty of Rome – the founding document of what would eventually become the European Union – calls for “an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe.” Recently, however, that ideal has come under threat, undermined by its own political elite, which adopted a common currency while entirely … more “The Economic Consequences of Greece”

In recent times, the discovery of natural gas off the Israeli coast in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (the Levant basin) has added a new dimension to the Israel-Palestine conflict zone. Significantly this has transformed the region into a potential energy source, not only for domestic use, but also for the European and Asian markets. However, … more “THE GREAT ENERGY GAME IN THE EAST MEDITERRANEAN SEA”

As of 17 December 2014, there are 22 Palestinian women being held as political prisoners in Israeli jails, as reported by Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. They are from the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Palestinians from occupied Palestine ’48 (citizens of Israel.) Below is the full list at the present time of Palestinian women political prisoners. There … more “Palestinian women political prisoners in Israeli jails: Resources and information”

Was he assassinated because he refused the establishment of US Army bases in Lebanon Twenty months have passed since the assassination of the Lebanese ex – prime minister Rafic Hariri and the saw is not solved yet. Also, the successive investigation committees could not get an answer that satisfies the Lebanese political and popular environments … more “An American writer discharges Syria from Hariri blood”

Imperatives exist for the crystallisation of an Asian Strategic Coalition comprising Vietnam, Japan and India for a more balanced Asian security environment and the foundation for this is already in existence in the form of Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership, Japan-India Special Global &Strategic Partnership and Japan-Vietnam Strategic Partnership. Advocacy for this Asian Strategic Coalition stands made … more “Regionalisation : Vietnam-India-Japan Trilateral As An Asian Strategic Coalition”