Tag: America

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  • Constitutionally perilous

    Constitutionally perilous

    Donald Trump’s counter-blast has astonished the United States of America and not the least because of its timing. And seldom in the country’s history has the presidency been mired in the kind of turmoil that it now contends with ~ two years after the presidential election and two days after the midterm convulsion. The Democrats’ …

    November 12, 2018
  • Fractured America

    Fractured America

    The historic “blue wave”, the consummation devoutly wished for by the Democrats, has eluded the United States of America. The outcome of the midterm elections scarcely signifies a wholesale rejection of Trumpist policies at home and abroad, though the President must of necessity betray abundant caution in his renewed innings at the crease. Neither the …

    November 9, 2018
  • America’s 6/11

    America’s 6/11

    The midterm elections in the United States of America on Tuesday (6 November) will primarily determine the constitution of the Senate and the House of Representatives at a critical juncture ~ when Donald Trump’s approval rating has plummeted considerably and on a welter of issues. Viewed through that rather unnerving prism, these elections ~ intended …

    November 6, 2018
  • Ballots & Bombs

    Ballots & Bombs

    Political tensions have mounted in the United States of America less than a fortnight before the crucial midterm election (6 November), which will determine the complexion of the Senate and the House of Representatives. This is the bitter irony of the democratic narrative in the America of Donald Trump. President Barack Obama, who took the …

    October 27, 2018
  • America to exit 1987 signed Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    America to exit 1987 signed Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    "Russia has violated the agreement. They've been violating it for many years," Trump told reporters on Saturday before boarding Air Force One to leave Nevada following a campaign rally.

    October 21, 2018
  • Why the emperor has no clothes?

    Why the emperor has no clothes?

    America has had a fairly inscrutable history. Haven to the oppressed in the European continent, its early settlers, while relishing the fruits of freedom, pretty much exterminated its indigenous inhabitants. At the same time, as a reaction to absolutist monarchies elsewhere in the world it created pluralist institutions. In this ‘New World’ God did not …

    October 4, 2018
  • Frozen Funds

    Frozen Funds

    Donald Trump’s reprisal against Pakistan only confirms that Imran Khan has succeeded to a depleted inheritance. The misuse of US assistance ~ a $ 300 million tranche ~ earmarked for action against terrorists, predates the change of guard in Islamabad. Was it really necessary for the White House and the Pentagon to wait for the …

    September 4, 2018
  • Diplomatic, selective

    Diplomatic, selective

    From Iran to Myanmar, the United States of America has effected a stern tightening of the economic screws. After a bout of unsplendid isolation during the long years of Aung San Suu Kyi’s incarceration, the authorities in Naypidaw, albeit “elected”, will have to contend with the latest cache of sanctions that were imposed last Friday. …

    August 20, 2018
  • Iran must change from within

    Iran must change from within

    It may have been more prudent for Donald Trump to make the overture before delivering the ballistic message in capital letters. But then, prudence is hardly a quality anyone associates with the White House incumbent. His belligerent tweet late last month, vowing “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” if …

    August 9, 2018
  • Apple first US company to hit $1 trillion-mark

    Apple first US company to hit $1 trillion-mark

    The Cupertino-based iPhone maker had updated its share count to 4.83 billion (as of July 20) which translated into nearly $973 billion in market cap on Wednesday.

    August 3, 2018
  • Why does Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera respect talk show host James Corden?

    Why does Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera respect talk show host James Corden?

    The Red Devils have been hanging out with the 39-year-old Brit while on their pre-season tour.

    July 31, 2018
  • Confessions of an Indian-American

    Confessions of an Indian-American

    I would like to start by reassuring readers that this article is not about a spiritual quest or self-realization but a simple identity crisis that every migrant to a foreign country goes through. In my case, the question is “Am I an Indian or an American?” When I was in college in Kolkata I often …

    July 22, 2018
  • Analysis: A chaotic transition from unipolar to multipolar world

    Analysis: A chaotic transition from unipolar to multipolar world

    Suddenly, the White House appears to view the whole of Eurasia (Europe, Russia, Middle East and the Asian continent) as foes that treated America “unfairly” under the old multilateral order that America itself led. 

    July 20, 2018
  • Analysis: A world without America

    Analysis: A world without America

    While the United States grapples with its internal demons, the world and Asia are moving on without the sole superpower

    July 18, 2018
  • How’s America on its birthday?

    How’s America on its birthday?

    On the Fourth of July, the question to America is this. How’s that independence thing workin’ out for ya? For all three of its supposedly equal branches of government, not so well is the pithy answer to that one. In the bulbous shape of its president, the executive appears to be dependent on the continued …

    July 6, 2018
  • ‘Crazy’ or in love, Russia dances to Latin World Cup beat

    ‘Crazy’ or in love, Russia dances to Latin World Cup beat

    Latin American countries have sprung a World Cup surprise by filling Russia’s 11 host cities with tens of thousands of fans from Mexico and Colombia to Peru and Argentina. And some of the Europeans who did show up said their friends back home told them they were crazy to go. The contrasting cast of supporters …

    June 25, 2018
  • Of human bondage

    Of human bondage

    America’s border with Tijuana in Mexico will hopefully become a more humane junction. In belated acknowledgment of familial tragedies, Donald Trump has eventually been sensitive to public condemnation. Children will not be separated from their parents, after all when families try to cross the border to enter the US illegally and get caught. A more …

    June 24, 2018