Daily Archives: February 5, 2016

The South Asia Channel

To Counter IS in Bangladesh, Look To The Bloggers

If the international community is concerned about the spread of IS in Bangladesh, it should pressure the government to provide a secure space for free media.

Feature

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The Cable

Even the Former Governor of New Hampshire Has No Idea Who Will Win Its Primary

John Sununu says if Trump or Cruz top the ticket, the Republicans will lose the Senate.

Argument

I Resign, Therefore I Am

Justice Minister Christiane Taubira didn’t just quit -- she tweeted goodbye, published a 94-page philosophical pamphlet, and dropped the mic on France’s rightward lurch.

The Cable

The Pontiff and the Patriarch

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill are set to bridge a 1,000-year gulf.

The South Asia Channel

Straight Talk on Afghan Peace Talks

Expectations for the Afghan peace process should be measured. With the Taliban’s increasing leverage in negotiations and refusal to join in the talks, lasting peace remains elusive.

Passport

The Obscure U.N. Body Behind the Ridiculous Claim Assange Is Arbitrarily Detained

The decision by the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has come under harsh criticism.

Passport

Bollywood Star: Airlines That Don’t Let Me Perform Are Preventing Happiness

Five flight attendants were suspended after letting a Bollywood star perform over the in-flight speaker system.

Argument

Obama’s Disastrous Betrayal of the Syrian Rebels

How the White House is handing victory to Bashar al-Assad, Russia, and Iran.

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