A forwarded message on our coronavirus-obsessed family group read something like this: “There has been an international overreaction to Coronavirus, entirely in synch (sic) with the polarised world this virus was born into.” The text message attempts to demonstrate this … Continue reading Exponential Growth, Selection Bias and Some Cold Stats: Don’t Underestimate COVID19
NEW DELHI: For several months, the streets of Hong Kong have simmered with discontent, with protesters wearing masks and carrying black umbrellas numbering in the hundreds of thousands. As the protests entered the twelfth week, police fired tear gas and baton … Continue reading ‘They Send Officers Dressed Like Protesters’: Hong Kong Protests Continue
As Pakistan heads to the polls today, all eyes are on cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, whose Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is expected to emerge as the single largest party albeit shy of a clear majority. Khan, whose foray into politics has thus far … Continue reading Pakistan Polls: Imran Khan, The Army And Hardline Militants
At least 59 people were killed and 257 injured when a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in what is now the deadliest shooting in United States history. … Continue reading Terrorism Or Not? What To Call The Las Vegas Shooting
A quick look at the headlines concerning the Islamic State portray a militant group on the run. At the time of writing, the group is on the defensive in Raqqa, Syria — the last major city it still holds. Three … Continue reading The Islamic State May Be Collapsing, But Major Challenges Remain
All eyes are on Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi as intense violence unfolds in the country, with the total population of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar dropping by almost ten percent within a span of just a week — and … Continue reading All Eyes On Suu Kyi As UN Warns Of Catastrophe If Rohingya Violence Rages
NEW DELHI: In the few days since Donald Trump assumed office, the real estate mogul turned politician has moved to implement a range of executive orders — on abortion and women’s rights, jobs and trade, immigration and refugee access, and … Continue reading What Should Afghanistan Expect From Trump?