What the ‘Sudir Incident’ shows us, according to Arafat Kabir, is that a healthy dose of professionalism can shield cricket from unnecessary squabbles.
In the wake of the shocking events in Charleston, North Carolina, Jonathan Byrd makes a simple plea to his fellow statesmen: Take it down.
C. Christine Fair argues that “the best way of dealing with the various security challenges in South Asia is by being forthright in identifying them correctly and then adopting appropriate policy responses. Little good can come from denying reality in preference to more convenient narratives that hold India and Pakistan equally responsible for the dangerous situation that obtains in the region.”
Jon Kofas argues: Human beings are imbued with free will, however, we are also subjected to a vast range of subluminal influences and our choices are often guided by a force we may call “the collective unconscious.” The collective unconscious, far from being apolitical, serves to uphold many of the values and behaviours that reinforce capitalism and globalisation
Are the recent arrests of FIFA officials an empty distraction from more pressing geopolitical problems? Sunil Dasgupta doesn’t think so. He also thinks the arrests illustrate a key feature of American soft power – i.e., the legal and diplomatic leverage the country enjoys is attributable to its status as a major marketplace.
China has been doing well in its strategy of ‘creeping assertiveness’ and is paying essentially no costs for its claims. At no stage have its territorial claims provoked a single response that Beijing should be concerned about…