Articles by Tristan Stewart-Robertson
Mar 14, 2013
Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?Many have already dismissed Frank as a conservative and homophobe. I'm not sure who atheists, liberals and others expected as Pope - Lady Gaga?
Mar 10, 2013
Venezuela is creating a Chavez cult: Here's why it might backfireChavezism - if you want to call it that - had its devotees and its detractors, and always will. The question is whether that sets the country up for ongoing and intractable division.
Mar 08, 2013
Why plight of Lankan Tamils highlights the hypocrisy of nationsNegotiation rarely if ever has stopped the massacre of people by their own nation. And other nations simply don't want to intervene, unless there's oil. . . and even then, it's usually long after there's no people left to save.
Mar 04, 2013
Sequestration cuts and the US: Don't expect things to improveThe standoff between the US legislators may look ideological on the surface, and for some it is, but this is about positioning for the next election cycle in 2014 and ultimately 2016.
Feb 28, 2013
How should history judge Pope Benedict's legacy?There are two sides of the religious coin: internal and external. The external is what is retiring; it is what we see, interact with, and disagree with. We see glimpses of the internal, but may never truly "know" it. Perhaps this retirement will let us.
Feb 25, 2013
Oscar Awards: No more just an American film awards showHardly any of the films were straight-forward "American" this year at the Oscars.
Feb 19, 2013
From the Pope to Pistorius: Why are we being so insensitive?Our own reactions to these events have shown a level of disrespect - for the beliefs of others; for the victim of a crime - and a level of cynicism that is unfortunate, but understandable. We simply don't know how to process genuinely shocking news.
Feb 06, 2013
Delhi unsafe for women? Blaming Dikshit absolves menThe more value we attach to each other, the easier it is to respect each other and, hopefully, not commit a crime against an other.
Jan 31, 2013
Boo to the bashers: Why I still want a BlackBerry 10Always a fan of the underdog, the more my friends and colleagues abandon BlackBerry for the alternatives of the masses, the more I want to stick with RIM.
Jan 29, 2013
Delhi gangrape: Is it time to lower the age of juveniles?Justice Verma's recommendations should be adopted as sensible reform. But we can still debate how best to prosecute, punish and rehabilitate those under the age of 18.