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Sultan Erdogan sets new (low) standards of Authoritarianism

January 21, 2016

Turkey’s military has been escalating vicious attacks against the Kurdish population under the pretext of fighting ISIS. Last week, a petition of condemnation was circulated by 1,200 Turkish academics calling themselves “Academicians for Peace.” President Erdoğan then issued a tirade against intellectuals, adopting what Noam Chomsky referred to in an email to the undersigned as “the George W. Bush line: you’re with me or you’re with the terrorists."

Afghan elections audit nearly over, Abdullah grandstanding

September 10, 2014

Though neither candidate will ostensibly tolerate serving 'under' the other, perhaps it is time for Abdullah to accept that he has been offered high office in a Ghani administration and his supporters and the Tajik and other minorities will find their interests better served by a government of unity than by a return to mayhem, which favours the Taliban.

How to rescue your waterlogged iPhone

February 19, 2014

Last weekend I fell in the canal with my iPhone in the back pocket of my jeans. We'll cut quickly to the lessons learned. These are: 1. Don't try and... More

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