Perspectives

Israel's latest operation has led to rumours of another war, but outside of rhetoric, it doesn't look like either side is ready to stomach such a conflict.

Syrian women who have lost their husbands in the conflict are challenging stereotypes to make ends meet. A view from a refugee camp in southern Turkey.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has the momentum to strengthen Ethiopia's democratic institutions and restore trust in the system. The trick is to turn this goodwill into tangible policy change.

Could the opening of the Kartarpur Crossing, to facilitate the Sikh community on both sides of the Pakistan-India border, be a step towards talks or initiating a peace process? The Indian media and the Indian government are not interested.

Women are often portrayed simply as victims of war playing a passive role in the conflict. The truth is that they have a far more crucial capacity in determining the fate of a conflict.

The post-Arab Spring democratisation process in Tunisia has been one of the more hopeful stories of the region's revolutions. But unfortunately today the country is fast becoming a buffer zone for Daesh and other extremists.

After decades of bad press, the representation of Pakistan has become tainted internationally. The country is more often than not depicted as a breeding ground for terrorism. With the passage of time, this has allowed negative perceptions to take root in the mindset of people around the world.

Instead of providing meaningful information about Khashoggi’s disappearance or even offering substantial counter-evidence, the Saudi media’s reaction ranged from total denial and obfuscation to the construction of baseless conspiracy theories.

Diversity and difference, both within and between societies, continually give rise to a series of important and potentially divisive questions, as societies embodying different civilizational outlooks and values and divergent epistemologies are increasingly voicing differences on issues ranging from political representation and social autonomy to gender and sexuality. Finding morally defensible and politically viable answers to these questions is arguably one of the great challenges of our time.

Women continue to face many hurdles to reach positions of leadership – hurdles that their male counterparts don't. There is now female leadership without fair access.