October 23, 2017

Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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Trump Speaks at The UN: 5 Takeaways

The president threatened North Korea and decried the decimation of the American middle class – but didn’t have much praise for the work of the United Nations. Read More »

McCain’s Formula for Success in Afghanistan

Senator John McCain's proposed measures as Afghan strategy can be helpful to some extent, but there is no guarantee they will turn the tide in Afghanistan. Read More »

Integrity and Character

Neither Obama nor Biden boast tonnes of money, multiple houses and fleet of cars, escorted by massive security after all these years at top posts. And with heads held high, they walk out of their official residences to private homes and public transport. Do or can these examples shame the rulers in countries like Pakistan? Read More »

America in Transition

Even his detractors would like Trump to succeed, if he succeeds the US succeeds. The Presidential transition notwithstanding, more importantly there is another far-reaching but very troubling transition. Can extremists reverse what was started by President Abraham Lincoln almost 150 years ago? Read More »

US-Saudi Ties and Middle East’s New Realities 

As Saudi Arabia embarks on a period of significant economic and foreign policy change, the United States should use all the incentives at its disposal to press for change in a progressive direction. Read More »

14 Years After 9/11, Obama Still Struggles to Close Gitmo

The president has faced opposition from Republicans, Democrats and even two of his own secretaries of defense in trying to close Gitmo. Read More »

Hillary Clinton’s Top Five Clashes Over Secrecy

The latest flap over her private emails as secretary of state is far from the first time she’s been accused of lacking transparency. Read More »

India–US Investment Treaty Will Not be an Easy Ride

Both the U.S. and India will have to cede considerable ground to conclude a mutually acceptable bilateral investment treaty within a reasonable time. Despite the strong personal rapport between Obama and Modi, the negotiations will not be a smooth affair. Read More »

The State of the Union 2015 – Theater, Traditions, Politics

More than just an annual address to Congress, the State of the Union is essential to framing the political debate. Read More »

Ferguson is Not a Special Case

Three social facts that guarantee it won’t be long before the nation’s attention focuses on another divided community or insensitive Tweet that yet again reveals the permanence of racism. Read More »