Tag: Ronald Reagan

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  • Death of a Treaty

    Death of a Treaty

    Thirty-two years after the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was concluded by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachov, it has been abrogated by today’s key players on the world stage, pre-eminently Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

    August 4, 2019
  • With a spirit of spontaneity

    With a spirit of spontaneity

    An entire generation rises against dissemblers, against people who are hypocrites, people whose face and mind reflect different images, and people who are not what they appear or pretend to be.

    June 19, 2019
  • US President opposed to parts of Alabama’s abortion ban

    US President opposed to parts of Alabama’s abortion ban

    Trump said that judicial appointments helped in moving the US to further restrictions on abortion.

    May 19, 2019
  • Reluctant Republican

    Reluctant Republican

    By any reckoning, George Bush was the among the most successful US Presidents in terms of foreign policy, though not remarkably effective when it came to economic and domestic issues.

    December 8, 2018
  • Kanak Dutta: First Lady of Indo-American politics

    Kanak Dutta: First Lady of Indo-American politics

    As a schoolgirl in Bagerhat, Khulna she had participated in the Swadeshi Movement in 1942 and spent hours making posters that read ‘British Quit India’. This is the story of Kanak Dutta.

    November 11, 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
  • Identity and Neoliberalism

    Identity and Neoliberalism

    Mark Lilla in his The Once and Future Liberal (2017) raises two fundamental questions relating to liberalism ~ a) the basic policies that benefit citizens and how these can be executed; and (b) what are the factors that unite rather than differentiate citizens. In this context, he mentions the black movement in the USA, an …

    October 5, 2018
  • Sunset for the Sandinistas?

    Sunset for the Sandinistas?

    Back in July 1979, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) mounted a decisive assault on Managua, the Nicaraguan capital, from a nearby town called Masaya, overthrowing the nearly four-decade-old Somoza dictatorship. Last week, a report from Masaya described it as almost completely controlled by rebels opposed to President Daniel Ortega’s continued rule. There is irony …

    June 17, 2018
  • Post Privatisation

    Post Privatisation

    In the US and the UK, privatisation is barreling in opposite directions. President Trump unveiled a national infrastructure programme that places control of targeted roads, bridges and utilities in the hands of highly subsidised private developers. The public bears all the risks of underwriting these projects while private developers take the profits. The public pays …

    March 8, 2018
  • US quits Unesco over ‘anti-Israel bias’

    US quits Unesco over ‘anti-Israel bias’

    The US on Thursday said it is pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, accusing it of an “anti-Israel” bias. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the US would be pulling out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation by the end of the year. “This decision was …

    October 12, 2017
  • Ex-US President Ronald Reagan’s shooter released from hospital

    Ex-US President Ronald Reagan’s shooter released from hospital

    John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot former US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was released on Saturday from a Washington psychiatric hospital, a media report said. A worker at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital told CNN he saw Hinckley leave the hospital grounds. Before departing, Hinckley walked around and got into a car with some people wishing him …

    September 11, 2016