Trump’s Pakistan Comments (and Policy) Prove(s) that He is a Congenital Liar

Trump’s Pakistan Comments (and Policy) Prove(s) that He is a Congenital Liar

Donald Trump, the president of the United States has, in a tweet, which might be indicative of his administration’s policy towards Pakistan has stated that the country has betrayed the United States , despite aid monies and even supported militant outfits which attacked the United States troops in Afghanistan. Shorn of accretions, Trump is implying […]

As America Declines, Can Europe take its Place?

As America Declines, Can Europe take its Place?

Robert Kagan- a neoconservative scholar and one of the intellectual architects of the Second Gulf War- wrote a short book titled, “Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order” in the year 2003. The mention of the year is significant because it was the time when the United States embarked on […]

The Great American Hoax: How the Elite Fooled Americans and the World

The Great American Hoax: How the Elite Fooled Americans and the World

A great friend of mine called, on my return from Delhi, and in his inimitable style invited me for coffee. After the chit chat, our conversation meandered to politics. We discussed Kashmir, the region and the world. But, suddenly, out of the blue, my friend asked me: “When will America decline? When will it dissolve […]

Delhi: A City of Illusions

Delhi: A City of Illusions

Delhi is a city of illusions. It titillates, seduces, tantalizes and enamors many but for most of the time, Delhi plays a conjurer’s trick on perhaps both its denizens and inhabitants and travelers. The paradox might be that the illusory nature of the city has grown more intense and potent after it has gone “global”. […]

I Love my Kashmir: A View from Delhi

I Love my Kashmir: A View from Delhi

As the aircraft from Srinagar to Delhi veered downward and the pilot made the landing announcement, Delhi glittered through the smog from above. The vehicular and commercial traffic that snaked through and over Delhi’s roads and motorways rendered Delhi almost like a bride adorned with lights of various hues and colors. It was a different […]

Fly, Young Kashmiri Fly: The World is your Oyster!

Fly, Young Kashmiri Fly: The World is your Oyster!

Whatsapp conversation that I entered with a young, talented contributor to our newspaper was revealing for me. The bright young man, his passion and ardor, compelled me to make a suggestion to him. I recommended him to refine his talent and capabilities by going overseas. The young man, after a pause, wrote a bleak response. […]

United States’ Moral Decline: The Beginning of the End?

United States’ Moral Decline: The Beginning of the End?

That the United States is in decline is a truism that is almost in the nature of a cliché now. The question is whether the country is in absolute or relative decline. I would posit that the country’s decline is rather absolute. The reason(s) are not the “usual” ones stipulated by International Relations theory and […]

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