Opinion

The Trouble of Localism in Hong Kong

A giant locust sits perched upon a mountain, the Hong Kong cityscape in the distance. Next to it, bold black lettering asks, “Are you willing to let Hong Kong spend a million Hong Kong dollars every e…

The State of Pakistani Democracy

Democracies are built on the backs of ideals. As democracies get stronger, so do the institutions and ideals they are built upon. However, the international community has recently seen even the most r…

Saudi Arabia’s Swelling Sandstorm

A Ritz Carlton hotel metamorphoses into a makeshift jail. A Prime Minister dubiously disappears and resigns. International skirmishes materialise into acute conflicts. This could be a plotline for a f…

When Universalism Met Culture

As I read the story of Aasia Bibi, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl who unintentionally poisoned and killed 17 members of her family in her attempt to escape the prospect of an arranged marriage, I wond…