Tag: America

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  • 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
  • Will there be full-blown trade war?

    Will there be full-blown trade war?

    The objective of Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders, since his walking into the Oval Office, has been to make “America Great Again”. In the past 15 months, he has signed 63 EOs, claiming that he has accomplished more than most previous US presidents. His latest order was issued on March 22, which proposed to impose …

    April 10, 2018
  • Trade versus Trade

    Trade versus Trade

    The United States of America and China are confronted with a trade crisis. And the semantic quibbling over a looming trade war between the countries has sharpened since Monday when President Xi Jinping’s rule-for-life dispensation imposed retaliatory tariffs of up to 25 per cent on food imports worth $3 billion from America. Short of declaring …

    April 5, 2018
  • Guns and Goons

    Guns and Goons

    The gun culture is haunting America. The country is running out of superlatives to describe its frequent massacres. In the latest outrage at Parkland High School in Florida, 17 people were killed and many more were injured. It was America’s deadliest school shooting in the past five years. The police identified the gunman as Nicholas …

    March 23, 2018
  • Paes-Cerretani lose in Dubai Tennis Championships final

    Paes-Cerretani lose in Dubai Tennis Championships final

    This is their 17th title since they first paired up in 2014.

    March 4, 2018
  • The Afghan cauldron

    The Afghan cauldron

    Terror and violence in Afghanistan continue unabated. Nearly 200 people have been killed in the past month in deadly suicidal attacks perpetrated by the Taliban. Afghan authorities claim these outrages were masterminded by terrorists based and trained in Pakistan. This is confirmed by the confessions of some of the captured ISIS militants. Pakistan, as usual, …

    February 27, 2018
  • We’re running out of water

    We’re running out of water

    If you were an alien that dropped in on the planet and you heard that most people on the planet had access to less than a bucket of water a day, because other people used ridiculous amounts of water to grow, feed, clean and kill animals so that they could eat them — when they …

    February 25, 2018