El Chapo: For Some, Judas, For Others, Jesus – Analysis

By Laura V. Natera and Sofia Rada* The escape of notorious drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán from Mexico’s highest-security prison has brought a wave of criticism over the Mexican government’s judicial procedures. However, it has also brought to the spotlight how some sectors of Mexican society have romanticized social banditry in recent years.[1] This … Continue reading El Chapo: For Some, Judas, For Others, Jesus – Analysis

Bleeding Heart Liberals Are Social Hypocrites – OpEd

By Sanjeev Ahluwalia* Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage – playing in Mumbai and Delhi – makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles. Bleeding-heart Indian social liberals would do well to see themselves in the mirror via this play. Admittedly, we humans must get beyond our basically brutish … Continue reading Bleeding Heart Liberals Are Social Hypocrites – OpEd

Leading American Writer Abulhawa Denied Entry To Palestine – OpEd

By Annie Robbins* Susan Abulhawa, the renowned Palestinian American novelist and political commentator, was denied entry to Palestine yesterday at the Allenby Bridge entry from Jordan. Her wrath is on full display: Denied entry to my homeland by a bunch of fucking Zionist colonizers who didn’t think I was sufficiently differential. Livid. — susan abulhawa … Continue reading Leading American Writer Abulhawa Denied Entry To Palestine – OpEd

Thailand’s Uighur Refugees: Security Implications For Southeast Asia – Analysis

Thailand recently deported more than 100 Uighur illegal refugees back to China, triggering criticisms from Turkey and US, as well as the UN and human rights groups. The legalistic perspective of the media skirts the existential threat posed by the illegal traffic of Uighur refugees to the security of Thailand and Southeast Asia. By Stefanie … Continue reading Thailand’s Uighur Refugees: Security Implications For Southeast Asia – Analysis

US-Malaysia Relations: Strategic Imperatives Over Human Rights – Analysis

The decision by the US to upgrade Malaysia’s ranking on its list of illegal human trafficking centres would ease the establishment of the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) trade pact. It shows the primacy of larger strategic imperatives over human rights issues in US-Malaysia relations. By David Han Guo Xiong* The recent decision by the US to upgrade … Continue reading US-Malaysia Relations: Strategic Imperatives Over Human Rights – Analysis