Many observers tend to assume that India will play a large and growing part as a great power in a wider ‘Indo-Pacific’ strategic system, that it will use its growing power to balance and limit China’s regional weight. But some caution is called for — although this outcome is possible, it is far from inevitable.
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America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society, its economy, its politics. There are definitely two Americas. I live in one, on one block in Baltimore that is part of the viable America, the America that is connected to its own economy, where there is a . . . → Read More: The ever increasing poor in America
WHEN THE Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its “torture report” in December 2014, it reignited the battle over the George W. Bush administration’s conduct of the “war on terror.” Unfortunately, the interrogation program was not an anomaly in its lack of transparency. A similar problem exists with the U.S. drone program—which, after . . . → Read More: Why US drone policy is counter productive
“The Intercept“- Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday,announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the new Congress, one that would authorize Obama’s bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria—the one he began three months ago. If one were being generous, one could say that seeking congressional authorization . . . → Read More: From 1980 till Date – How many Muslims countries have been US target
How the world views USA
As the year 2013 drew to an end, the BBC reported on the results of the WIN/Gallup International poll on the question: “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?”
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by TANYA GOLASH-BOZA
In a recent interview, David Leonard argued that white people do not suffer from the structural violence that white supremacy creates. He contends: “As it relates to the criminal justice system, health, economic security, wealth, or education, white people are not hurt by racism.”
I have tremendous respect for David Leonard as . . . → Read More: How racism also hurts the supposed beneficiaries
After houseful shows of some recent Punjabi films not only in Punjab, but also in other states, an upcoming Punjabi film “Ajj De Ranjhe” gets nod of Pakistan’s authority for its simultaneous release across the border on September 7.
A presentation of Reliance Entertainment and renowned Punjab industry stalwart Manmohan Singh, Ajj De Ranjhe will . . . → Read More: Bollywood Movie to be released in Pakistan
They all heard some version of the same thing.“Whaddaya mean, deployed?” Or “I thought everyone came home.”
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Ever since I can recall, Punjab has been the local US for the “non-Punjabi” Pakistanis. For many nationalists Punjab has been the bane of their existence. Nothing that goes wrong in this country is without Punjabi involvement. The feeling is so strong that I am sure that most people outside Punjab use the term “Jo . . . → Read More: The Menace that is Punjabi-ism