Tag: United States of America

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  • The Chinese Century

    The Chinese Century

    As the ultimate practitioner of realpolitik, the Chinese can simultaneously charm, 'invest', intimidate, coerce or simply 'buy-out' loyalty in order to fructify the objectives of the 'Chinese Century'. Strategic posturing is an important lever of sustaining the energy unleashed by its 'military-industrial complex' and the same was in full display at the recent National Day parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic.

    October 18, 2019
  • Crippled conflict

    Crippled conflict

    The US has already sentenced the bank’s general manager, and a gold trader, Reza Zarrab, who pleaded guilty and offered cooperation.

    October 17, 2019
  • Colour of Canada

    Colour of Canada

    Trudeau said that he was dressed as a character from “Aladdin.”

    September 23, 2019
  • Trumpian missile

    Trumpian missile

    The trilateral tension between the US, China and Russia will almost certainly escalate as it has over a welter of other issues.

    August 23, 2019
  • Climate and Food

    Climate and Food

    While greenhouse gases emanate from cattle and rice fields, deforestation and erosion of lands have resulted in alarming levels of carbon emissions.

    August 11, 2019
  • Progressive backlash

    Progressive backlash

    Towards securing his bid in the 2020 Presidential elections, Mr Trump has thrown caution to the winds in order to tarnish the electoral narrative and postulate his 'America First' as the binary alternative to 'progressives'. Political pundits in the rival Democratic Party, who realise the deviousness of the Trumpian move, are left with little choice but to play down or even selectively disown the space of 'progressives', as it unfortunately gets perceived as enervate, elitist or simply 'anti-national' space, amongst the mainstream.

    July 23, 2019
  • Lure foreigners, loot Indians

    Lure foreigners, loot Indians

    India today is in the midst of a fresh pincer movement, outflanked by two powers: from the west approaches the bullying United States of America. From the north-east has penetrated the Communist Party of China-ruled government of Beijing. And there is little to show that the India of 1.3 billion heads is geared to withstand pulls and pressures originating from either the Hans or Yanks in the long run.

    July 21, 2019
  • Trilateral tensions

    Trilateral tensions

    Although President Trump had expressed sympathy for Turkish compulsions during a meeting with President Erdogan at the G20 meeting in Osaka last month, Washington has repeatedly said that the purchase of S-400 is incompatible with Nato systems.

    July 15, 2019
  • The Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July

    The celebrations at Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to mark Independence day on the Fourth of July turned out to be radically different from similar occasions in the past.

    July 7, 2019
  • Maritime blitzkrieg

    Maritime blitzkrieg

    The US has jettisoned an international nuclear deal with which Iran has been abiding ever since it was signed by Barack Obama in 2015.

    June 16, 2019
  • Rampage on the beach

    Rampage on the beach

    The gun industry was always a mortal enterprise; its excesses are reaching ordinary Americans in increasing numbers.

    June 7, 2019
  • The trade conflict

    The trade conflict

    Mr Trump is now moving ahead with plans to impose 25 per cent tariff on all remaining Chinese imports.

    May 13, 2019
  • US to propose hike in H-1B application fee, Indian IT may bear the brunt

    US to propose hike in H-1B application fee, Indian IT may bear the brunt

    The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise

    May 7, 2019
  • 5 things to do when you are in Washington DC for family holiday

    5 things to do when you are in Washington DC for family holiday

    There is more to explore at Washington DC, more than what an outsider would think of the capital of the superpower USA. There is life with full of joy outside the White House and the Federal buildings

    April 17, 2019
  • League of (Arab) Nations

    League of (Arab) Nations

    This year’s summit comes against a backdrop of ongoing wars in Syria and Yemen, rival authorities in Libya and the struggle for the mastery of the country, and a boycott of Qatar by four fellow members of the Arab League.

    April 2, 2019
  • Limited exoneration

    Limited exoneration

    It is still rather uncertain whether the charge of Russian collusion can be further prosecuted in court.

    March 27, 2019
  • Resounding rebuke

    Resounding rebuke

    On Wednesday, Republicans joined Democrats to pass a resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s brutal civil war despite the Trump administration’s support to the nation’s monarchy, just as it has backed Saudi Arabia’s royalty in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.

    March 18, 2019