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Rabi Lamichhane informs of quitting US citizenship

KATHMANDU: Journalist Rabi Lamichhane has informed the Home Ministry that he has begun process to quit the US passport and citizenship, according to Press Council Nepal. Press Council Nepal, in a press statement today, shared that the Council had received two complaints against Lamichhane..

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Leaving the UN Human Rights Council Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

The margin between what is a human right as an inalienable possession, and how it is seen in political terms is razor fine. In some cases, the distinctions are near impossible to make. To understand the crime of genocide is to also understand the political machinations that limited its purview. No..

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Rocking the G7: Trump Stomps His Allies Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Disruption, disturbance, eruption, the words crowning the presidency of Donald J. Trump, who has effectively demonstrated an idea made famous by Nazi doodler of law and political theorist Carl Schmitt: politics is defined, not by identifying with friends in cosy harmony but with enemies in constant..

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Religion And Democracy In Pakistan – OpEd Monday, June 18th, 2018

Since 9/11, there has been a furious debate on the relationship between Islam and democracy. Many people have written on the issue. “To put it briefly, the significant democratic progress in countries such as Tunisia, Indonesia and others in Southeast Asia undermines the assertion that Islam and..

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To The Press, After 18 Months Of Trump – OpEd Sunday, June 17th, 2018

1. Stop treating Trump’s tweets as news. 2. Don’t believe a single word that comes out of his mouth. 3. Don’t fall for the reality-TV spectacles he creates. (For example, his meeting with Kim Jong-un.) They’re not news, either. 4. Don’t let his churlish thin-skinned vindictive..

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Dark Precedents: Matteo Salvini, the MV Tampa and Refugees Friday, June 15th, 2018

In August 2001, Australia’s dour Prime Minister John Howard demonstrated to the world what his country’s elite soldiers could do. Desperate, close to starvation and having been rescued at sea from the Palapa I in the Indian Ocean, refugees and asylum seekers on the Norwegian vessel, the MV..

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Meeting on the Island of Death From Behind: The Kim-Trump Summit Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Everything about this summit is in the showy warm-up run. “I am on my way to Singapore,” tweets US President Donald J. Trump, “where we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the World.” Such descriptions from America’s ever hustling television president..

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Let’s Continue Progress Toward Peace in Korea Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Less than a year ago, President Donald Trump was threatening North Korea with “fire and fury.” Today such threats are completely absent from his remarks and tweets. Today Trump said, “We will be stopping the war games . . . I think it’s very provocative.” This move has been a central..

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The Food of Movement: Anthony Bourdain’s Universal Eater Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Bruce Chatwin considered movement the indispensable feature of the human species. Sedentary natures killed through asphyxiation; a refusal to move suggested an acceptance of death. Walking he considered a virtue; tourism the ultimate sin. For the late Anthony Bourdain, a chef turned walker and..

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The Real Problem With Joy Ann Reid – OpEd Saturday, June 9th, 2018

“One of the more amazing outcomes of the Trump administration is the number of neoconservatives that are now my friends and I am aligned with. I found myself agreeing on a panel with Bill Kristol. I agree more with Jennifer Rubin, David Frum and Max Boot than I do with some people on the far..

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A reset in India–Nepal relations Friday, June 8th, 2018

No two countries share a more intimate and complex relationship than India and Nepal. India is where Nepalis go to study, find jobs, plan marriages, invest in a second home and undertake pilgrimages. Yet some Nepalis accuse India of interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs and taking Nepal for..

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US House Says No Legal Right To Attack Iran – OpEd

In a little noticed but potentially monumental development, the House of Representatives voted unanimously for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 5515) that says no statute authorizes the use of military force against Iran. The amendment, introduced by Rep. Keith..

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Dazzled by Tech: Universities, Googlification and Microsoft Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The mechanical, robotic striving of university politburos and their jack boot managers have always been interesting when it comes to one particular topic: the role of technology and its adoption. For it is in technology that the mediocre paper clip shuffler can claim to have achieved something –..

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