Castro, Pakistan and hair

Some foreign affairs items that recently caught my eye …

Obama’s ill-timed Cuba move: Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government blog asserts that “(n)ot only are any policy changes that could be construed as lessening the isolation of the Castro brothers’ barbaric and unrepentant regime counter-productive at this point, they muddy the real issues at hand.”

The Anarchic Republic of Pakistan: Ahmed Rashid pens a grim review of the political and socioeconomic morass that is today’s Pakistan: “For a country that was founded as a modern democracy for Muslims and non-Muslims alike and claims to be the bastion of moderate Islam, it has the worst discriminatory laws against minorities in the Muslim world and is being ripped apart through sectarian and extremist violence by radical groups who want to establish a new Islamic emirate in South Asia.” It’s all the more poignant and heartbreaking as the flooding situation in Pakistan only worsens every day.

Hair Today, Prime Minister Tomorrow: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy had a odd, darly funny piece from Turkey: “Turkish politics adheres to a simple rule: wives and their moustache-wearing husbands like moustache-wearing men as their leaders. The Turkish prime minister not only looks like a man from the varos, but also walks and talks like one — for instance, cursing on TV whenever he likes.”

Brownsea Open Air Theatre

Brownsea Open Air Theatre is an open-air Shakespearian theatre company based in Poole, Dorset that has performed large theatrical productions since 1964.

Willy Wigglestick

A Shakespeare Blog

The Ethical Panda

Finding ethics and joy in pop culture

Glitter Prince Designs

Custom Creations

Staircase 9 17

A blog about small steps to leading a more enjoyable life. Our book, 'Little ideas for living life well' is available now.

melaniastarhansbookblog

Here to share my love of reading.

The New Daily

Free news for all Australians

theleadlesspencil

Musings on the 3Rs: Reading, Running and t-Ravelling. Or anything else that makes me ponder.

Jane Dougherty Writes

About fantastical places and other stuff

New York Theater

by Jonathan Mandell

Sílvia dos Santos

|Podcast, Photography, Music, Cinema, Articles|

Frances Fahy Writings

Where words lead, I follow

Materiali di studio

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Kismet

Daily Practice

Rannygazoo

A blog by Tom Barrett

FAYE KAMAL

Writer, Photographer, Creative

%d bloggers like this: