Politics: Romney’s dangerous ‘More enemies, less friends’ foreign policy

Ahead of tonight’s third and final presidential debate, which happens to focus on foreign policy, I turn to journalist Ari Berman’s article ‘Mitt Romney’s Neocon War Cabinet’ to show how Romney may go about positioning the U.S. on the world stage. ‘If we take the candidate at his word, a Romney presidency would move toward…… Continue reading Politics: Romney’s dangerous ‘More enemies, less friends’ foreign policy


Malala Yousafzai: hero and inspiration

Source: New York Times At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai took on the Taliban by giving voice to her dreams. As fighters swept through her town in northwestern Pakistan in 2009, the schoolgirl spoke out about her passion for education — she wanted to become a doctor, she said — and became a symbol of defiance…… Continue reading Malala Yousafzai: hero and inspiration


Important quote on the Pashtuns

‘These are the Pashtun Tribes… The Afghans have never been defeated in history — they will destroy themselves. You blow up their villages, destroy their families, but they are very much like the Americans — they believe in independence and freedom… Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, once said, ‘Waziristan is beyond control. What they need…… Continue reading Important quote on the Pashtuns


Drones over the ‘suspected militants’ in Pakistan

According to the BBC, a US drone strike has killed at least eight people in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan.  This is the second strike in the area in 24 hours. At least four suspected militants were killed on Wednesday. US drone strikes in Pakistan are highly controversial.  Are they legal?  What about the…… Continue reading Drones over the ‘suspected militants’ in Pakistan