According to a new report: A new report by the Trans-Border Institute documents the major trends in Mexico’s drug war last year, which saw violence dropping in some of the most dangerous areas, and rising in places far from the US border. This trend should not be surprising. At the beginning of the year I … More Violence falls along Mexico’s border region, rises further south
Although some Sri Lankans are angry, there seems to be good reason for the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa to remain under scrutiny in the international community: Almost three years after the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka is still dogged by allegations of human rights violations. Amid fresh moves in the UN’s Human Rights … More Abductions plaguing Sri Lanka
A few days back the Associated Press published this story. It was picked up by DAWN, Pakistan’s largest English-language news agency and for good reason. The article gives a much-needed position that counters the rhetoric spewed out by so many western news agencies and American politicians that accuse Pakistan of working with the Taliban. While … More Pakistani soldiers speak out
Growing religious chaos, the rise of Boko Haram, and how we can help This is an article I had published at my church earlier this week: On Christmas morning 2011, Bay Area residents woke up to a beautiful day eclipsed by the excitement of their children, many of whom were probably up at dawn, counting … More What is happening in Nigeria?