The recognition of Palestine as a State by the United Nations represents a strategic shift in Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While acknowledging that the recognition backs negotiations with international legitimacy, peace in...
Tunisia's relationship with the West has been very strong because of social, economic and geographical links, but the country, which is set to hold its first elections in March 2013 after the popular uprising which led to the removal of authoritarian ruler in 2010, has shown its keenness to reinforce relationship with the Eastern countries. In an interview to S Satyanarayanan, Associate Editor of Afro Asian Business Chronicle, Tunisia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hedi Ben Abbas during his recent India visit spoke about his country's eagerness to engage afresh with the world democracies. Edited Excerpts:
SOUL SEARCH: Towering Reality
To look down from a tower and see the criss-crossing lanes and struggling humanity is not too difficult a task. Secure in the gilded tower, you can empathise with the lesser gifted.
Tug of War
The battle for power rages in Libya. Different camps of opinion, criticism and support across the globe today stand mute witness to the country's debacle. If one was to draw an analogy, one sees a...
Integrate for harmony
The just concluded (7-9 September, 2011). SAARC summit in New Delhi, threw up larger than life issues that defy easy solution.
The largest being the existant trust deficit between India and...
SOUL SEARCH: Spirit of Being
We are spiritual beings born to experience human life. The inner me, the thought, the essence in conjuction with the universal spirit of being, drives the outer me the tangible, the physical, the...
A consensus view on liquidity risk
Liquidity risk - which was at the heart of the September 2008 financial meltdown and explains regulatory concerns about a Greek default today - remains an open issue in financial regulatory reform....
Strains of Growth
On a fast development mode, consumption is high on the growth agenda in the contemporary world. As purchasing power of the people in developing Asian economies rises, that many people are being...
SOUL SEARCH: Move On
Time and again storms rage in nature wreaking havoc...broken trees, fallen bridges, lost lives. WHILE the frail and unmindful are caught unaware and often fall victim to lashing fury...the strong...
The Pecking Order Changeth
By Indranil Roy
We live in an ever-changing world, the old order constantly giving way to the new. Given that this process is a slow and cyclical one, a close look at the history of the world...
SOUL SEARCH:The Flow
All divergent thoughts like water tributaries meander across varied terrain to flow into each other, swell up into gurgling rivers, which further flow once the hills and plains. They flow over the...
Decades of westernisation, now globalisation and future of easternisation - the world landscape is fast changing. From bi-polar world dominated by USA and Russia as Superpowers to a unipolar...