The flu is gone and my allergies are under control, but I have been really busy with my brother’s wedding, which included a trip to Karachi as well. Tomorrow, we are going to Wah Cantt. to be with my in-laws. My brother-in-law is also getting married in a couple of days. Weddings here are a… Continue reading Feeling Better But Busy
Down with Flu
I have got flu and am drowsy under the influence of Nyquil. Blogging will resume when I am feeling better.
We reached Islamabad at 1am local time (GMT+5). I am still recovering from jetlag.
Special Registration: Again
Iranians are protesting according to LA Times: In peaceful Irvine, where Iranians who fled the Ayatollah Khomeini established a tight-knit community of professionals and young families, the last thing anyone expected was to be tossed in jail. On Tuesday — the day after dozens of immigrants from Middle Eastern countries and Sudan were taken into… Continue reading Special Registration: Again
I am flying to Pakistan tonight for my brother’s wedding. The flight is 16 hours long. So no blogging for a couple of days as I recover from jetlag. Blogging will be light while I am in Pakistan, though I’ll try to post something daily. Regular blogging will resume when I return on Jan 2.
Democracy and the Middle East
Here is something to chew on: Journal of Democracy’s special issue on the Middle East Oxblog’s earlier debate about the issue. David Adesnik on Algeria vs Iran Found via David Adesnik of Oxblog. I’ll be reading these in the next few days and will comment later.
Special Registration: PR Failure
Here’s a news item from Reuters: Hundreds of Iranian and other Middle East citizens were in southern California jails on Wednesday after coming forward to comply with a new rule to register with immigration authorities only to wind up handcuffed and behind bars. Shocked and frustrated Islamic and immigrant groups estimate that more than 500… Continue reading Special Registration: PR Failure
I haven’t had much time to blog for the past couple of days. Real LifeTM has intervened. Fall semester has ended and I have travelled home to New Jersey. Now, I have to run to see The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
Terrorism and Repression
The Head Heeb replies to my post about the purpose of terrorism: For the most part – as Zack agrees in the comments – this logic doesn’t work. In places like Peru and Colombia, for instance, terrorists were indeed successful in provoking repression. The only problem is that most of the people the terrorists thought… Continue reading Terrorism and Repression
This post by Matthew Yglesias mirrors my views about affirmative action.