Tag: America

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  • CBI in a Democracy

    CBI in a Democracy

    The Government has been very badly advised. The accused in the CBI case has been posted to a coveted job and the complainant has been reprimanded. This reminds one of the warning sounded by one of the greatest sons of independent India, the immortal Sardar Patel: 'Don't tinker with the all-India services. It will damage good governance no end'. The nation has just unveiled with great pride its tallest statue of the immeasurably tall Son of India. Let history not record that it was just an empty gesture.

    March 11, 2019
  • America & the Rest

    America & the Rest

    America's power abroad depends on its position at home. It will need to show the verve and grit to stay the course, and not swerve from its cardinal grid of strengths which propelled it to global heights. Its debt is rising; its population is ageing; its schools are mediocre by international standards; its infrastructure is termed rickety; its regulations dense; its tax code byzantine; its immigration system hare-brained.

    February 26, 2019
  • India expected too much of Pakistan’s best friend

    India expected too much of Pakistan’s best friend

    At the end Indian diplomats and leaders should know that world leaders expect that India having the fastest growing economy in the world and looking to be an important player on the global stage should be able to take care of its own military problems with its troublesome neighbor.

    February 24, 2019
  • Hasina must act to repair bruised image

    Hasina must act to repair bruised image

    Hasina is in Munich now attending a global meet focusing on issues of security, meeting world leaders including Angela Merkel and a plethora of important entrepreneurs.

    February 17, 2019
  • Patchwork quilt

    Patchwork quilt

    One major issue of discord was the refusal of the Republicans to accept a cap on the number of undocumented immigrants who might be held in detention centres run by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice).

    February 14, 2019
  • Closure of America

    Closure of America

    “We are totally prepared for a very long shutdown,” was Trump’s facile justification of an ugly denouement, scarcely realising that a long shutdown hurts millions of people who rely on the government for services and pay cheques.

    December 25, 2018
  • 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