Category Archives: current affairs

Muharram in Rawalpindi Pakistan, 2013

It’s just over a year since I left Pakistan and things seem to have gone from bad to worse there in the intervening year. With the arrival of the new government of the Muslim League with Nawaz Sharif in control, … Continue reading

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Continuing Protests in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey

I have lived and worked in countries where you feel an indefinable threat in the air and you are careful about what you say. Once in the 1990s I taught a couple of classes which consisted of ex- Stasi members … Continue reading

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