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  • Senator’s bouncer

    Senator’s bouncer

    At stake is not just key legislation; indeed, the image of the Democrats has been hammered. Potentially, Manchin’s desertion from the ranks derails Biden’s “Build Back Better Act”, but simultaneously raises questions over passing the voting rights legislation and other crucial bills that will require his support in the 50-50 Senate.

    December 22, 2021
  • US returns to UN Human Rights Council after a gap of three years

    US returns to UN Human Rights Council after a gap of three years

    The US under the Trump administration withdrew from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council in June 2018, accusing the council of being a "hypocritical and self-serving organization" and biased against Israel.

    October 15, 2021
  • Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths

    Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths

    The US president promised to avenge the deaths of 13 U.S. service members killed in the attack, declaring to the Islamic State extremists responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

    August 27, 2021
  • US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

    US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

    All travelers to the U.S., regardless of vaccination status, are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of air travel to the country

    August 5, 2021
  • Nationwide evictions loom after Biden, Congress fail to extend ban

    Nationwide evictions loom after Biden, Congress fail to extend ban

    More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction as nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed payments.

    July 31, 2021
  • Senate GOP ready to move forward on $1 trillion infrastructure bill

    Senate GOP ready to move forward on $1 trillion infrastructure bill

    For days, senators and the White House have been working to salvage the bipartisan deal, a key part of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

    July 28, 2021
  • ‘A blaring siren’ for Democrats after ruling halts DACA

    ‘A blaring siren’ for Democrats after ruling halts DACA

    A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled illegal an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of them brought into the U.S. as children.

    July 17, 2021
  • Iran’s election unsettles Biden’s hope for a nuclear deal

    Iran’s election unsettles Biden’s hope for a nuclear deal

    Optimism that a deal was imminent,  faded as the latest talks ended Sunday without tangible indications of significant progress.

    June 22, 2021
  • Kim vows to be ready for both dialogue and confrontation with US

    Kim vows to be ready for both dialogue and confrontation with US

    The move comes after the United States and others urged the North to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks.

    June 18, 2021
  • Adopting state capitalism to compete against China

    Adopting state capitalism to compete against China

    Coming on top of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package and $0.9 trillion approved under Trump, the US is committing $4.8 trillion or 22.9 per cent of 2020 GDP, setting the stage for Big State competition with China.

    April 11, 2021
  • Boots on the ground

    Boots on the ground

    For one thing, he scarcely appears to be firm on abiding by the 1st of May deadline for the withdrawal of US troops. The boots may not be off the ground quite yet.

    April 11, 2021
  • Japan in focus

    Japan in focus

    Tokyo has also welcomed President Biden’s efforts to stop the downward spiral in its relations with South Korea. And it has been rewarded – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is likely to be the first foreign leader to visit the Biden White House for a summit meet in the first week of April.

    March 31, 2021
  • Pole position

    Pole position

    On China, the Biden Administration has cast itself as the only power capable – and now willing – to take on Beijing’s alleged bullying in the region and its attempt to overturn the rules-based global order. The just-concluded and rather combustible US-China talks in Anchorage provided more evidence of Washington’s hardening stand.

    March 22, 2021
  • Biden’s Doha round

    Biden’s Doha round

    The Biden administration has made it clear that any “enduring outcome has to be Afghan-led and Afghan- owned”. No less crucially, it is not for the United States to dictate the terms of engagement. “It is not for us to preordain outcomes.”

    March 12, 2021
  • Reviving a deal

    Reviving a deal

    The United States has no indication whether Iran will accept the offer; it has cautioned that the prospect of a meeting was a first step in what would be a lengthy, difficult process towards restoring the nuclear deal.

    February 24, 2021
  • Biden administration gave cold shoulder on carbon tax: Elon Musk

    Biden administration gave cold shoulder on carbon tax: Elon Musk

    Musk suggested that consumers should pay the tax and rebates could be extended to people who make lower incomes.

    February 13, 2021