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Salman Rafi

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's narrow victory in the recent referendum notwithstanding, the results have clearly shown that his celebrated political ideal of achieving "stability" through a centralized system will be...

Tom Engelhardt

MOAB sounds more like an incestuous, war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother of all bombs.”  Still, give Donald Trump credit.  Only the really, really...

Raja Murthy

It is summit-chasing season again on Mount Everest. The once-pristine mountain is among the most lethal environments on Earth, but that has not diminished its popularity with climbers. Nepal's department of tourism...

Manish Rai

Iran's presidential elections, the 12th since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, are scheduled to be held next month, and local elections will be held alongside them. Pundits, the press and Iran-watchers are indulging in...

Stephen Holmes

The US Department of Defense’s decision to drop an 11-ton Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb over a remote Islamic State (ISIS) redoubt in Afghanistan does not reflect a coherent counterterrorism...

Soli Ozel

Turkish voters had a clear-cut choice when they cast ballots on Easter Sunday in a referendum on 18 constitutional amendments already approved by the National Assembly. A “Yes” vote would change their...