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An Exploration Into the Darker Side of Valentine’s Day

An Exploration Into the Darker Side of Valentine’s Day

The notion of love is singular and complicated. Being in love is perhaps the most intimate and subjective experience a person can have, yet it’s marked by omnipresent and common rituals—kissing, holding hands, marriage, exchanging gifts, living together, and so forth. This is especially apparent on February 14, when we give and receive Valentines but […]

Former CIA director James Woolsey quits Trump transition team

Former CIA director James Woolsey quits Trump transition team

Former CIA director R. James Woolsey Jr., a veteran of four presidential administrations and one of the nation’s leading intelligence experts, resigned Thursday from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team because of growing tensions over Trump’s vision for intelligence agencies. Woolsey’s resignation as a Trump senior adviser comes amid frustrations over the incoming administration’s national security […]

Steve Jobs is a biological Arab-American with roots in Syria

Steve Jobs is a biological Arab-American with roots in Syria

Steve Jobs, arguably the most influential CEO in the world, is the biological son of an Arab American who was born in Homs, Syria, and studied at the American University of Beirut. With accolades that include CEO of the decade and person of the year, Steve Jobs is routinely voted one of the most influential […]

Politics of the interregnum

Politics of the interregnum

With the end of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s historic reign, Christine Gray asks what reason is there for Thailand’s lese majeste laws. His successor should seize the chance to rid the country of them. Many scholars and journalists, including myself, have spent a long time silenced, waiting for the king’s death. So long, in fact, there’s probably […]

Tragedi pemikiran Melayu

Tragedi pemikiran Melayu

  Oleh PROFESOR DIRAJA UNGKU AZIZ   KALAU ditanya tentang minda orang Melayu kepada saya, saya rasa Melayu tidak sanggup berubah. Perspektif mereka terhad, tidak suka menyiasat dan mereka tidak mahu berfikir dengan mendalam. Kalau kita tengok orang Melayu dalam cerita hikayat, Hikayat Raja-Raja Pasai misalnya, ia cukup menarik. Kita dapat menggambarkan bagaimana ekonominya dan […]

  Welcome to campus. When I say “campus,” I mean “campus,” from the Latin, “field.” A campus is the kind of place where people will tell you the etymology of “campus” whether it matters to you or not. Today, lots of institutes claim to have “campuses.” Facebook, Google, and Apple do. What they mean is […]