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  • Fourth of July

    Fourth of July

    Baltimore, for one, is resuming its Independence Day celebrations after a two-year hiatus, and to the tremendous delight of residents.

    July 5, 2022
  • America’s relapse into the Middle Ages

    America’s relapse into the Middle Ages

    A majority of Americans of every significant faith agree that abortion on demand should be available in all or almost all circumstances.

    June 30, 2022
  • America has regressed on abortion; others have not

    America has regressed on abortion; others have not

    Decriminalisation permits abortion without penalty and prioritises the safety of pregnant people in making health decisions.

    June 27, 2022
  • Scare tactics

    Scare tactics

    Domain experts, on the contrary, say that the proposed legislation is nuanced and doesn’t reach any a priori conclusions about digital companies’ business practices.

    June 20, 2022
  • America on Edge

    America on Edge

    Two years after electing Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President, the country seems to be in a state of flux, divided over what it perceives as an inept administration and general failure to secure the lives of people.

    June 12, 2022
  • The summit of discontent of the Americas

    The summit of discontent of the Americas

    The 9th Summit of the Americas began in Los Angeles on Monday and will continue till Friday. This is the second time the United States is hosting the summit since its inaugural event in 1994.

    June 11, 2022
  • MIFF to screen doc on a young man’s epic horseback journeys across Americas

    MIFF to screen doc on a young man’s epic horseback journeys across Americas

    Subsequently, Filipe went on similar journeys from Brazil to the Patagonia Desert in Argentina and from Alaska to Calgary, the Canadian city where his parents first moved when he was nine.

    May 28, 2022
  • Protests erupt in US after police officer kills black man

    Protests erupt in US after police officer kills black man

    The deaths of George Floyd and other black men at the hands of police have led to protests across America in recent years.

    April 16, 2022
  • Future is now

    Future is now

    The danger is that America’s over-correction of its earlier stand on future threats may significantly undermine its capability to deal with the present global security scenario. Most 21st century conflicts are still being fought with conventional if advanced precision weapons by troops on the ground. Washington would do well to remember that.

    April 15, 2022
  • A tightrope India must walk

    A tightrope India must walk

    While Russia is satisfied with India’s neutrality, the US wants India to change its stand and join the West in condemning Russia. India is caught between two opposing blocks, both of whom are pulling for its support. The US and Europe are strategic allies and major trade partners, while Russia remains an old supporter and primary supplier of spare parts for its weapons.

    March 8, 2022
  • Ukraine, Russia and a new world order

    Ukraine, Russia and a new world order

    We ask ourselves: can we depend on America to protect liberal democracy and freedom as it did with Kuwait in 1991? The question is loaded, and the answer is nuanced. But it is germane, nonetheless. Whilst Americans and those sympathetic to it will say it is not the world's policeman, it was roundly criticised when it tried to be in Kuwait, Bosnia, and Somalia. But history has shown us the world is better off with a strong and engaged America than an uncertain and hesitant America

    March 7, 2022
  • Feminist discourse

    Feminist discourse

    Gloria Jean Watkins (better known as bell hooks) was a persuasive and powerful voice of black feminism. She used her maternal great grandmother‘s name, a woman she greatly admired because of her ‘bold and snappy tongue‘. She insisted on using the lower-case letter in her name as she wanted the focus to be on her ideas and not on herself. She argued that feminism was not about making women equal to men as all men were not equal in a capitalist, racist and homophobic society

    January 18, 2022
  • Lukewarm Asia

    Lukewarm Asia

    Foreign policy expert Andrew Yeo points out that the Quad, whose members include the United States, Japan, Australia, and India ~ collectively forming a “democratic security diamond” in the Indo-Pacific ~ has offered aspirational statements to “build democratic resilience in the region” but has yet to develop a concrete democracy agenda that might complement Summit goals

    December 9, 2021
  • Afghan tragedy~III

    Afghan tragedy~III

    The real intentions behind the agreement signed in February 2020 in Doha were never disclosed. The Doha deal actually shaped future US strategies in Afghanistan. Through a compromise with the Taliban, America sought scope for undeterred influence in the region without getting involved in any direct clash. All the stakeholders, in this way, indulged in behind-the-scenes string-pulling and Afghanistan, in the end, has been plunged into a bitter tournament of shadows, once again.

    November 8, 2021
  • Understanding Savarkar~I

    Understanding Savarkar~I

    Savarkar felt compelled to find a new definition of Hinduism in view of the fact that Hinduism was described loosely. Unlike other religious beliefs it was perceived as a folk religion and as a way of life. Tilak’s definition was found to be inadequate as it was overtly religious. Savarkar’s aim was to structure an unstructured religion.

    November 4, 2021
  • Victim complex to blame for Pakistan’s isolation

    Victim complex to blame for Pakistan’s isolation

    A retired general on Pakistani TV ranted thus: The Americans denied us spares in the 1965 war against India. This was when their then-president Ayub Khan declared Pakistan to be America’s most allied ally. In 1971, the general continued, the Americans didn’t support us the way the Soviets supported India. Really, who sent the seventh …

    October 21, 2021
  • Quad can’t function due to America’s declining capability: China

    Quad can’t function due to America’s declining capability: China

    The daily observed that although the four leaders did not mention China and were trying to play down disputes with it, the entire agenda and all topics in the summit focused on China.

    September 25, 2021