Columnist 


Debasish Mitra



About the Author


The author is the Opinion Editor of Times of Oman.

Columns

Al Zawahiri wants US to succeed against Isis

But it is equally true that given the increasing expression of support for Isis we can understand and estimate the degree to which Al Qaeda's support base has corroded ...

Muslim Brotherhood courts Isis for support

Today, the Brotherhood's stands are more than obvious. It wants Isis to win...

Asia Pacific won't join the fight against Isis

ASEAN's response to the growing global threat that Isis poses, I insist, is at best a coquettish move...

How Japan could've rewritten its history

Recent revelations of some hitherto unknown facts pertaining to Japan tell us that Emperor Hirohito was weary of his nation's war build-up and the alliance with Adolf Hitler...

Obama does not have history in his favour

Unfortunately, however, history was neither with the predecessor nor is with the successor. And that makes us all the more sceptic about the success of the fresh mission against terrorism...

The task needs vision; make Hamas a partner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is infamous already because of his utter lack of “big visions when it comes to matters of war and peace”. ...

A clash of civilisations seems to be their goal

I am in mourning because I am bereaved. I am in mourning because something I grew up with has passed away; something which I always felt defined my country may be dying...

Winds of anarchy and chaos in Middle East

None, I am sure, foresaw such an ugly demise of a movement which promised to change the Arab world...

Baroness exposes UK's immoral Gaza policy

British Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury George Osborne found the resignation of Baroness Sayeeda Warsi over Gaza “disappointing” and “unnecessary”...

Israel's map of pain is a diabolic device

The map of pain that Israel has drawn to punish Hamas is diabolical. Killing Palestinians has today become 'Israel's primary strategic instrument'. ...

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