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Giant Killing, Heroes and Teams at the 2018 World Cup Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

They have been falling like ninepins at one of the most unpredictable World Cups in generations. Even before the kick-off in the tournament, Italy’s absence was conspicuous. By the time the first phase of matches had been concluded, Germany, whose teams have made it to the elimination phase for..

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Why Trump’s Iran Isolation Plan May Backfire – OpEd Monday, July 9th, 2018

In May, President Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal despite Iran living up to its obligations and the deal working as planned. While the US kept in place most sanctions against Tehran, China and Russia – along with many European countries – had begun reaping the..

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China and Nepal reach across the Himalayan divide Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s visit to China last month was closely watched by both domestic and international observers. Oli’s visit was a continuation of his groundbreaking trip to China during his first tenure as prime minister in 2016, during which a transit transport agreement..

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Silicon Valley Will Not Save You from the Surveillance State Friday, July 6th, 2018

There was something quite odd about the very welcome news that some Google employees were objecting to a military contract, namely all the other Google military contracts. My sense of the oddness of this was heightened by reading Yasha Levine’s new book, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military..

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Monbiot’s New Story Uncut and Unrated Thursday, July 5th, 2018

I’m going to praise the heck out of yet another terrific book I’ve just read while yet again exclaiming (into a deep empty echoing canyon?) my bewilderment and outrage at the glaring omission it makes — the same one as all the other books. George Monbiot’s Out of the Wreckage: A New..

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Send in the Troops! Deploying the ADF against Rioters Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Such moves should trouble any constructive dissenter and civil libertarian: the vesting of powers in a military force to be used against domestic disturbances. While the United States has a troubled history with it, posse comitatus still remains something of a letter restricting the deployment of..

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The US Sacrificing Pakistan Monday, July 2nd, 2018

It has never been easy for any developing nation to deal with the major power in international system on prescribed terms and conditions. The case of relationship between the United States and Pakistan indicate different ups and downs based on super power’s interests in history. The course of..

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CAN EUROPE GET RID OF THE MIGRANT HEADACHE? Friday, June 29th, 2018

Migraine is a headache that happens to people , when the pain would be so intense that the individual can think of nothing else except the pain and would desperately look for a way to get rid of it. Like the migraine headache that individual suffer from , European Union is now suffering from..

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Mugger Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s Sadist-In-Chief – OpEd Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Mr. Mulvaney’s title seems uninterestingly bureaucratic—director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). But as Trump’s chief hatchet man extraordinaire, Mugger Mick Mulvaney is easily one of the cruelest, most vicious presidential henchman in modern American history. From his powerful..

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Nepal Recovers Slowly, But US Says It’s Time to Leave Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

A year from now, the studying and startups, the cooking, cleaning, and child care will end as thousands of Nepali citizens join the growing number of foreigners being shown America’s exit. In April, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had..

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Infant Armour: Jacinda Ardern, Baby Madness and Myth Sunday, June 24th, 2018

The Jacinda Ardern phenomenon, clumsily dubbed Jacindamania, shows no signs of abating. Journalists have long given up bothering about policy analysis regarding New Zealand’s prime minister, instead focusing on pregnancy and the newly arrived infant. The duration of the prime minister’s tenure..

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ARE JOURNALISTS IN INDIA ABOVE LAW AND ACCOUNTABLE TO NONE ? Friday, June 22nd, 2018

The salient attributes of quality journalism / journalists should be strict neutrality on any issue, unprejudiced view on matters , absence of political affiliation, honest reporting without exaggeration or selective and distorted publication and courage of conviction without fear or favour...

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ARE JOURNALISTS IN INDIA ABOVE LAW AND ACCOUNTABLE TO NONE? Sunday, June 17th, 2018

The salient attributes of quality journalism / journalists should be strict neutrality on any issue, unprejudiced view on matters , absence of political affiliation, honest reporting without exaggeration or selective and distorted publication and courage of conviction without fear or favour...

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Why Are the Poor Patriotic? Saturday, June 16th, 2018

We should be very grateful to Francesco Duina for his new book, Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. He begins with the following dilemma. The poor in the United States are in many ways worse off than in other wealthy countries, but they are more patriotic than are the poor..

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Stop the Deadly Violence in Cameroon Friday, June 15th, 2018

Deadly violence in Cameroon is at the precipice of civil war and the world is not paying attention. World BEYOND War calls for immediate action by state and non-state actors, the media, and international civil society to bring an immediate end to this deadly conflict. The current crisis is rooted..

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Sweden’s Military Madness Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The government of Sweden has reinstated the military draft and sent a war propaganda brochure to all Swedes promoting fear, Russophobia, and warlike thinking. While my last name comes from Sweden, I’m writing this in the United States and will no doubt be obliged to acknowledge that the..

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Eyeing the White House: The Democratic Field Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Not so much hunting season as declaratory season in US politics. The US presidential candidates from the Democratic side are making promises spiced with forced..