The End of the Cold War: A fresh perspective to the Gorbachev/Reagan debate

The End of the Cold War: A fresh perspective to the Gorbachev/Reagan debate

The end of the cold war was a tumultuous period in the 20th century that came dangerously close to a violent outbreak of nuclear conflict. While there are a multitude of views on who is to be credited for their role in bringing about an end to the cold war, two names prominently stand out, [...]

The Blood Telegram, India’s Secret War with Pakistan (Book review)

The Blood Telegram, India’s Secret War with Pakistan (Book review)

The Blood Telegram by Gary J. Bass is insightful, reflective and thoroughly well researched; the book offers a new perspective on the frequently chronicled 1971 India-Pakistan War, which led to the creation of Bangladesh. Outlining the turn of events in the leadup to the 14-day War in 1971, Bass also offers a scathing criticism of [...]

Opinion: Should we judge those from the past by the standards of today?

Opinion: Should we judge those from the past by the standards of today?

Imagine a world in which millions of people are abducted from their homeland against their will, shipped off to a distant country, transported like cargo in the most inhumane conditions, tortured, brutalized, raped and even killed. Working in the most gruelling conditions, exploited for the production of cash crops such as cotton and tobacco, the [...]