'Iran was not too unhappy to see Nimr al-Nimr a martyr because he was probably more useful as a martyr than as a thorn in the side of the regime'

Prof Laleh Khalili speaks to Hardnews, on the violent protests against Saudi Arabia in Iran, the rising scourge of sectarianism, the rise of the Islamic State and the future of the Middle East. Excerpts
Sadiq Naqvi Jaipur

Syria: The Theft of Another Nation

A recently made documentary film shows refugees who left for Europe desperate to return home to Syria
Dr Waiel Awwad Delhi

Afghanistan’s Pak Dilemma

The departure of Rehmatullah Nabil, as the head of Afghan intelligence, brings to the fore the internal rift within the government on the issue of ties with Pakistan
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

The new age of thought crime

Our intelligence agencies should develop the ability to crunch the metadata to prevent subversion of our plural society
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Fallacy of Peak Oil

Sanjay Kapoor

Since the peak of June 2014, the price of oil has plummetted by about 70%. At the time when the price was in the vicinity of $140 per barrel, no one really believed it could ever come down.

Quantico: It’s so bad that it’s good

I watch Quantico every week so you don’t have to
Sonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata


Punjab is faced with a serious crisis. Drugs have become synonymous with the business and political classes. Narcotics are coming in, and a multibillion-crore-rupee international cartel is sending them out as well
Abeer Kapoor Delhi 

Afghanistan: A Grim Winter and New Year Ahead?

Shrinivasrao S. Sohoni Kabul

'ISIS is really, a huge concern for China' –Andrew Small

In an interview with Hardnews, Small talks about the unrest in the middle–east and especially Syria, what it means for China and how it would determine international economic and diplomatic policies
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

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