The Dead Pakistani Schoolchildren: Why Were They Killed?

By Aslam Kakar, Contributor The poetess Cynthia BuhainBaello says, Violence is the mark of brutes,  Unthinking, inhuman, brainless. Death and grief are their bitter fruits They are empty of any goodness. The cold New Jersey night of December 13, 2014, feels ever fresh in memory when on the morning of December 14 in Pakistan, six … Continue reading The Dead Pakistani Schoolchildren: Why Were They Killed?

Russia’s Revival of “The Third Rome”?

By Vakhtang Kiziriya, Contributor  According to Filofei’s envisioned doctrine, the fledgling Muscovite state was bound to assume the legacy of a failed Rome and Byzantine Empire to become a spiritual and political leader of the world. The mythical concept of the Russian state as the the Third Rome or the messianic Christian Empire rising to fulfill an … Continue reading Russia’s Revival of “The Third Rome”?

Saudi Arabia and Human Rights: The Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

By Christian Hess, Contributor We must always remind ourselves that journalists must not only be able to report on events as they occur, but to also be able to do so without fear for their lives or otherwise. By honoring those like Jamal Khashoggi and sharing his story, we can assure his sacrifice is not forgotten … Continue reading Saudi Arabia and Human Rights: The Killing of Jamal Khashoggi