Obama, Netanyahu and a Palestinian State

May 19, 2009 17

Netanyahu thinks that if Israel gives the Palestinians something they want, such as land, the Palestinians should give Israel something Israelis want, such as peace, writes Bren Carlill.

Palestine, Israel and the need for freedom of speech

May 18, 2009 14

Holocaust denial warrants condemnation, but too often any criticism against Jews or Zionism is automatically slammed.

Kofi Annan: Africa must establish a green economy

May 18, 2009

Africa is being harshly affected by climate change, but it's not all bad news, says Kofi Annan: climate change opens up new economic opportunities for countries on the continent.

Iran’s potatoes-for-votes scandal

May 18, 2009

Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are accusing him of buying off voters with free potatoes.

Pakistan forces reluctant to fight

May 13, 2009

A series of historical events have created a reluctant Pakistan army, and this will only become more precarious as the Taliban gains further ground. What happened for this to occur?

Taliban’s popularity rises after massacre of the Pashtuns

May 12, 2009

Thousands of injured and starving Pashtuns fell in droves from the mountains of the Hindu Kush this week. Benjamin Gilmour listens to their stories.

Dear President-elect Zuma…

May 11, 2009

One of the bright spots of Thabo Mbeki's checkered legacy was his progressive stance on women, writes Colleen Lowe Morna. What will you do, with the cards already stacked against you?

Reconstructing Jerusalem

May 11, 2009

The pattern of Israeli construction in East Jerusalem is meant to erase the Clinton parameters for peace.

30% chance of coup in Pakistan, say analysts

May 8, 2009

A top private risk analysis firm gave embattled Pakistan a three-in-ten chance of a military coup even before the latest offensive by Taliban rebels.

Jacob Zuma’s three first ladies

May 8, 2009

The question that has South Africa's media all of a twitter is: "Who amongst Jacob Zuma's three wives will be the country's next first lady?"