Views Digest

April, 2017

  • 23 April

    Understanding George Maragos’ Grass-root Politics

    Long Island politician is an emerging star for many in Nassau County's immigrant vote bank.

  • 15 April

    A Govt. Shutdown May Delay Billions in Tax Refunds

    A two-week government shutdown, if Congress and President Trump fail reach an agreement on budget, would hold up the tax refunds of roughly 2.5 million families, delaying nearly $8 billion in refunds.

  • 13 April

    Anger in Bangladesh Over Defense MoUs with India

    The South Asian nation is witnessing unprecedented rise in anti-India sentiment following Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s landmark visit to India, writes one analyst.

  • 11 April

    Pakistan’s Cotton Production to Go Up

    Despite long dry spell, Pakistan is headed to mix results of its agriculture production for 2017/18.

  • 10 April

    South Asia Braces for Intense Heat This Summer

    With temperatures already topping 40 degrees Celsius in many places and a weak monsoon forecast, southern Asia is likely to suffer through yet another recording-breaking summer

  • 8 April

    Turkey’s Dangerous Referendum

    Turkey's leader will apparently stop at nothing to centralize power — and every move that backfires makes him even more desperate.

  • 4 April

    Bury the Past, Not the Future

    Pakistan and Bangladesh must assiduously try to work toward true reconciliation by facing down the demons of the past, forgive each other for the excesses from either side and set aside the lingering acrimony and bitterness.

  • 4 April

    Fortune 500 Companies Hold a Record $2.6 Trillion Offshore

    The limited disclosures made by a handful of Fortune 500 corporations show that corporations are brazenly using tax havens to avoid taxes on significant profits.

  • 3 April

    El Salvador Votes for Water over Gold

    The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly has voted to ban all metal mining projects.   The new law is aimed at protecting the Central American …

March, 2017

  • 28 March

    Trump Slams Brakes on Obama’s Climate Plan

    Badly looking for a political win that would both fulfill some campaign promises to his political base and satisfy the demands of rank-and-file Republicans in Congress, President Trump on March 28 signed an expansive Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order.   The executive order signals a sharp shift in federal climate change rules, standards and work procedures. This was …