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The Daesh Dilemma ‘Wait and See’ or R2P?

Dealing with Daesh requires either a concerted attempt at containment or a direct attack on the military and civic control infrastructure of the group. Morally speaking, the problem with either of these strategies is that they will result in considerable suffering for the people under Daesh’s control.

World prepares to recommit on climate change

Dr. Moazzem Hossain, who jointly convened a session on ‘Asia on the Frontlines: Projected Implications, Vulnerability and Adaptation’ during the recently held International Scientific Conference in Paris titled ‘Our Common Future under Climate Change’, reflects on the conference outcomes and implications. The four-day conference was the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21).

In the Middle East, Iranian Nuclear Deal is a Sideshow

The recent Iranian nuclear deal is being vilified and hailed in equal measure, though in reality it is little more than a sideshow. It will not change the underlying dynamics of the Middle East, reform Iranian, Saudi, American or Israeli foreign policies, heal religious divides or end the civil wars in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, so it is hardly worth more wrangling.