Analysis


Nepal Has a New Prime Minister. Now Comes the Hard Part

K.P. Sharma Oli has been officially made Nepal’s new prime minister, bringing a prolonged and often-painful political transition to an end. Oli, a veteran communist leader, was sworn in as the 41th prime minister of Nepal on February 15, two months after the completion of elections. The formation..

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WILL RAJAPAKSA’S RETURN DO GOOD FOR SRI LANKA ? Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The decisive victory of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the local government polls in Sri Lanka on 10th February has caused considerable surprise to the political observers around the world. Rajapaksa’s party Sri Lanka People’s Front won in 239 out of the 341 councils pushing his rivals..

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WHAT OPTIONS FOR INDIA IN DEALING WITH MALDIVES SITUATION ? Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The present disturbed condition in Maldives has made some people including opposition parties in Maldives say that India's military intervention is necessary. It is now becoming increasingly clear that Pakistan and it’s friend China think that war in one form or the other, in cold form or hot..

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Ron Paul: E-Verify Threatens Us All – OpEd Monday, February 12th, 2018

In addition to funding for a border wall and other border security measures, immigration hardliners are sure to push to include mandatory E-Verify in any immigration legislation considered by Congress. E-Verify is a (currently) voluntary program where businesses check job applicants’ Social..

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WHAT MOST INDIANS EXPECT FROM MR. MODI BEFORE 2019 ELECTIONS? Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Ever since Mr. Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India, the opposition political parties, section of non governmental organizations who receive substantial aid from abroad in various forms and section of so called intellectuals have been criticizing all activities of Modi government and..

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Why and Why Not to Oppose a Trumparade Thursday, February 8th, 2018

People have a wide range of reasons for opposing a military Trumparade through Washington. Here are nearly 20,000 people who say: “We demand that the United States hold no militarism-glorifying parade displaying weaponry of war. Should such a thing be staged, we will visibly support peace on..

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Is Fred Warmbier Grieving or Warmongering? Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Fred Warmbier, whose son Otto Warmbier, a student here at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, died shortly after returning from North Korea, is reportedly traveling to the Winter Olympics with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. It’s hard to imagine the incredible grief of losing a son..

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Al-Quds-Jerusalem: The Capital – OpEd Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Al-Quds is, literally, the holy city, for believers, Jewish, Christian, Muslim alike, called by non-Muslims Jerusalem (from “City of Shalem” after a Canaanite deity, during the early Canaanite period (approximately 2400 BCE)). What is Zionism? But before that, what is Zion, an inspiration for..

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Posture Reviews Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Did you hear the one about the “safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent”? There is, of course, nothing safe or secure about producing, maintaining, or threatening to use nuclear weapons. Nor is there evidence that they have ever deterred anything that the United States wanted..

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Stop The Immigration Police State – OpEd Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Lukasz Niec is a Polish born green card holder and Wisconsin physician. He is now held in immigration detention because of juvenile crimes and adult interactions with police which didn’t result in convictions. Despite the minor nature of his offenses he is deportable. But it must be pointed out..

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Nepal’s Deadly Chhaupadi Custom Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

In the first week of January this year, a Nepali woman who was sleeping in a hut during her menstrual cycle was found dead by her neighbors. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspected that Gauri Bayak, 23, a permanent resident of Turmakhad Rural Municipality-3 in Accham district,..

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If the Second Amendment Was Meant for Genocide, Is It Sacred? Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s new book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, could be criticized for how little it seems to focus on the Second Amendment, and how much on topics familiar from the author’s past writing. But the topics are radically unfamiliar to most U.S. Americans and..

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MYTH OF 1% OF INDIANS HAVING 73% OF NATIONAL WEALTH Thursday, January 25th, 2018

In a study report released by rights group Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Oxfam has said that India’s richest 1 per cent now hold a huge 73 per cent of the country’s wealth generation. This controversial study of Oxfam has generated noisy debate in India..

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Way Outside the Choir Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Having spent years going to events organized by peace groups, at which people tell each other they should stop “preaching to the choir,” I’ve started doing another kind of event. I debate war supporters in front of mixed crowds that include lots of war supporters, as well as people who..

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