As UK struggles with the complex process of how to end its membership in European Union, with the exit date of March 31 just a few days away, the nation is being torn apart by mindboggling uncertainties.
In recent times, the socio-political scenes in scores of countries around the world have been turning toxic. A creeping polarisation among political forces is taking hold, accompanied by a culture of demonising the adversaries, use of vitriolic and bareknuckle hate rhetoric.
The sudden eruption of a combustible situation between India and Pakistan has quite understandably concentrated anxious attention from everywhere in the globe. There are a raft of good reasons why the crisis that has emerged could spiral out of control into something horrific.
For the last couple of years or so, the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election has been in steady media limelight.