Books
19 September 2005
Is Turkey ready to join the EU? Can it ever be a truly European nation? These are open questions, even among Turks who...
International Politics
22 November 2004
On its travel posters, Turkey is the land "where east meets west". An alluring sales pitch, but what does it mean? As...
08 December 2003
Why is it that I can never remember statistics when I need them? Maybe I should start jotting these things down. But I...
Books
02 December 2002
Article 9 (3) of the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights guarantees the right to a...
Books
24 June 2002
If you're looking for a non-toxic alternative to sleeping pills, your best bet this season is any book that is being...
Books
08 April 2002
What a pity that Rohinton Mistry has already written a novel called A Fine Balance. The struggling Bombay family in his...
Human Rights
04 March 2002
Meet Raj and Shahana Hashmi. Their gorgeous three-year-old son, Zain, has a serious blood disorder. He needs a cell...
Politics
04 February 2002
We've been sobbing at its deathbed for some time now. The religious right may have worked tirelessly to bring it back...
Politics
17 December 2001
Even in the nicest circles, I have encountered a hardening of prejudices against things Islamic in recent months. The...
Food and Drink
03 December 2001
When Alden Pyle arrives in Saigon, in 1952, the city's expatriates have a hard time placing him. Eventually, they come...
Food and Drink
10 September 2001
Nadine Gordimer prides herself on crossing bridges before she comes to them. As good as she is at recording life in...
Food and Drink
27 August 2001
Istanbul is the only city in the world that sits on two continents. According to its travel posters, it is where east...
Books
25 June 2001
No one has ever accused Philip Roth of pandering to the female reader. His heroes and alter egos make no apologies for...