Daily Archives: May 23, 2009


Between Bagram and Guantanamo —Rafia Zakaria

The task of returning to the values enshrined in the US Constitution and regaining lost moral authority necessitates the recognition that the rule of law and the requirements of justice transcend territoriality On his third day in office, President Barack Obama signed three executive orders. These executive orders, which required […]


Redeeming Pakistan’s madrassas —Saleem H Ali

Although some of the radical madrassas will still need to be weeded out, embracing Islamic education with an integrated reform strategy is more likely to reduce militancy, rather than lamenting madrassas as arcane institutions As policy-makers and the media abroad agonise over the situation in Pakistan’s Swat valley, madrassas are […]