China claims to South China Sea
China claims to South China Sea


Why The US May Go To War In The South China Sea – OpEd

Tension in the South China Sea may make policy makers on both sides think about going to war. As China seeks to exercise its control over disputed islands and maritime waters it may seek to block US warships and military aircraft from crossing through large swathes of the South China Sea. This restriction will prove unpalatable […]

Pope Francis. Photo Casa Rosada, Wikipedia Commons.
Pope Francis. Photo Casa Rosada, Wikipedia Commons.


Are Atheist Journalist’s Papal Interviews Reliable? – OpEd

By Andrea Gagliarducci Following the publication of a new text by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari in ‘La Repubblica’ suggesting that Pope Francis believes in relativism, the Holy See spokesman has questioned whether Scalfari is advancing his own views. In a recent op-ed in the leftist Italian newspaper, Scalfari mentioned one of his recent conversations with […]

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India: No Justice For 1984 Anti-Sikh Bloodshed, Says HRW

Successive Indian governments’ failure to prosecute those most responsible for killings and other abuses during the 1984 anti-Sikh violence highlights India’s weak efforts to combat communal violence. The new Indian government should seek police reforms and to enact a law against communal violence that would hold public officials accountable for complicity and dereliction of duty. […]