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Support the New Poor People’s Campaign Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The new poor people’s campaign should get every ounce of support we can find and generate. I say that without the qualifications and caveats I would usually include, because the Poor People’s Campaign is doing something that may not be strictly unprecedented in U.S. history but is certainly..

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Macron in China Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Since coming to power, Macron has given the impression of forging ahead with new agendas and ideas crafted from a novel perspective. This has been far from the case. True, the man’s novelty has shone through in doing what seemed to be the undoable: establish a power base against traditional..

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INDIA’S DEFENSE-DIPLOMACY STRATEGY ON RIGHT TRACK Monday, January 15th, 2018

Irksome relationship that India now has with Pakistan and China, the two neighbouring countries, have made many Indians including a few former diplomats and war veterans wonder whether India has to fight two front war in the immediate future. The Chief of Army Staff has also given credence to such..

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The Bannon-Trump Implosion – OpEd Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Michael Wolff is laughing, if not gloating, all his way to the bank. Money bags are singing; bank accounts are being filled. Doubts about the free publicity his work on the Trump White House would receive would have abated with the tweeting complex that is the current and singular US president, one..

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How India lost Nepal to China Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Soon after the civil war in Nepal, India lost its plot since it was unable to unify the pro-India Nepali Congress and the Madhesis. Now as the leftist government leans towards China, it has joyfully grasped the moment. For India, Nepal is geo-strategically the most important country, the crown..

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Fuming in the White House: The Bannon-Trump Implosion Friday, January 12th, 2018

Michael Wolff is laughing, if not gloating, all his way to the bank. Money bags are singing; bank accounts are being filled. Doubts about the free publicity his work on the Trump White House would receive would have abated with the tweeting complex that is the current and singular US president, one..

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To Liberate Cambodia Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

A long-standing French protectorate briefly occupied by Japan during World War II, Cambodia became independent in 1953 as the French finally withdrew from Indochina. Under the leadership of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia remained officially neutral, including during the subsequent US war on..

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Media Bias Against Cardinal Pell – OpEd

Cardinal George Pell is the highest ranking member of the Catholic clergy ever to be charged with sexual abuse. To date, this matter has not been adjudicated in the courts, and indeed no specific charges have been rendered against him. Yet the media in Australia, Europe, and North America have led..

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Post-election issues stymie Government Formation in Nepal Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Elections to the 275-member Lower House of the Nepalese parliament – House of Representatives – were held between November 26 and December 7, 2017. Earlier, elections to the legislatures of the seven provinces had been concluded. The Left Alliance, comprising the Communist Party of Nepal -..

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Robert Reich: Seriously, How Dumb Is Trump? – OpEd Monday, January 8th, 2018

For more than a year now, I’ve been hearing from people in the inner circles of official Washington – GOP lobbyists, Republican pundits, even a few Republican members of Congress – that Donald Trump is remarkably stupid. I figured they couldn’t be right because really stupid people don’t..

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MY HEART BLEEDS FOR TIBET Sunday, January 7th, 2018

I am not a Tibetan . I am not a Buddhist. I have never visited Tibet. I have never spoken to venerable the Dalai Lama . I have only seen his face in television. I have never interacted with any Tibetan and exchanged views with him. However, I have studied about Tibet’s glorious history, tradition..

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Parallel Worlds: Trump, Nuclear Buttons and Korean Diplomacy Friday, January 5th, 2018

It has been said that what is required in dealing with the Trump administration is less an army of diplomats than keen and attentive psychiatrists. Those psychiatrists would have had dreams of splendour contemplating how a statement about having access to a nuclear button could quite become..

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CAN PAKISTAN FREE ITSELF FROM CHINA’S VICE LIKE GRIP? Thursday, January 4th, 2018

On the New Year Day of 2018, China must have been highly pleased to read President Trump’s tweet, sending a warning to Pakistan that future American aid will be refused. Not only that, President Trump went to the extent of accusing Pakistan of stating lies and indulging in deceits while receiving..

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Post-poll ‘chalphal’ in Nepal Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

The word ‘chalphal’ in Nepali means more than a discussion; it implies an interminable discussion, often for the sake of it, to a point where in the heat and dust of arguments the way forward gets obscured. Nepali politicians revel in this pastime. The post-election ‘chalphal’ currently..

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Bibi’s “Iran Will Have 100 Nukes!” Math – OpEd Sunday, December 31st, 2017

On 12/6/2017 Prime Minister Netanyahu, speaking at a conference in Jerusalem stated that, “within a decade, Iran stands to emerge from the nuclear deal with nuclear arsenal of 100 bombs and more.” A month earlier Netanyahu explained in a talk at Chatham House that Iran is working secretly on..

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BRI will boost Nepal-China relations Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: The news headlines about the entry of China’s internet bandwidth in Nepal early this week drew attention of all stakeholders. The news was..