Germany’s Die Welt asked me to tell its readers how on earth someone like Boris Johnson could become prime minister. I gave it my best shot. Whatever else happens to Germany, I cannot imagine a…
Ishaan Tharoor"I do not see how the conservative myth that the English are a pragmatic people, with no time for the wild, utopian ideologies that have stirred continental Europeans, can survive this descent into make-believe."
Human rights activists said that they were surprised by the move and trying to learn details.
Ishaan TharoorFascinating, and not surprising. In Davos, Bolsonaro made the same grand declaration about "natural"/Christian law human rights with the suggestion that this was one of those positions that his and Trump's administration shared
Ishaan TharoorAfter AJ+ Arabic published a horrific video on the Holocaust, the company suspends two employees involved, "disowns the offensive content" and says it will institute "mandatory bias training"
Britain will open two new military bases in the Caribbean and South East Asia as the country looks to step up its military presence overseas after Brexit, Gavin Williamson has revealed.
Ishaan TharoorGot around to reading this interview with UK's defense secretary who imagines a post-Brexit future with Britain expanding military bases and being a "global" player again. From the outside, it seems utterly delusional and bizarre
Dissent is not necessarily patriotic. It can be. But it can also be treasonous. It depends entirely upon the nature and content of one's dissention.
To dissent is no more unequivocally patriotic...
Ishaan TharoorStephen Miller just went on CNN and postured like someone who has always been opposed to US wars in the Middle East. Here's a spittle-flecked op-ed he wrote in 2006 demonizing opponents of the Iraq war
What the film industry gets wrong—and Monty Python gets right—about the nation.
Ishaan Tharoor"Looking through the lens of the present, we have a way of projecting modern national identities into the deep past, assuming they have an almost eternal coherence." Another great piece by @kanishktharoor