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On America’s Role in the World

On America’s Role in the World As the United States matures as a global power, how should America assert itself in the world? The United States is the world’s preeminent superpower and barring some unpredictable catastrophe that fact is not going to change over the short term. For the United States to maintain its leadership role over the long term, however, […]

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Targeting China’s Core Interests Is A Fool’s Errand

Targeting China’s Core Interests Is A Fool’s Errand

The U.S.’ great power competition with China is intensifying on a number of fronts simultaneously, namely trade, security, and human rights. Current U.S. pressure on China through the Hong Kong protests actually manages to intertwine all three areas concurrently. However, as with the origins of current U.S.-Russian tensions being traced back decades to several factors, […]

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Do You Hear the People Sing?

Do You Hear the People Sing?

Democracy is always messy, because people by nature are not perfect. Democracy is neither a perfect solution or system because it is run and set up by people who are often flawed and make mistakes. That being said, it is the best system of government that has been created in human history. It has achieved […]

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Op-Ed: Why Trump and Netanyahu should help Bangladeshi Hindus

Op-Ed: Why Trump and Netanyahu should help Bangladeshi Hindus

Next month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit India.   Shipan Kumer Basu, the President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, stressed that the 55 million Bangladeshi refugees who are presently being sheltered in India are very excited about this visit, believing that Netanyahu can potentially join forces with Modi in order to […]

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The Trade Bone’s Connected to the Yuan Bone …

The Trade Bone’s Connected to the Yuan Bone …

  We have not yet begun to fight! The Trump Administration’s August 5 designation of China as a currency manipulator marks a new crossing of policy lanes in US-China relations.  In the many facets of that relationship and the rising tension between the two, America needs a clear understanding of our objectives and priorities.   Followers of […]

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Opportunities and Risks in Zelenskyy’s New Ukraine

Opportunities and Risks in Zelenskyy’s New Ukraine

What to make of the new political realities in Ukraine? Both, the presidential and parliamentary Ukrainian elections of 2019 delivered historic results. Ukraine never had a President with so much electoral support (73%), and so little connection to the country’s old political class. Moreover, independent Ukraine never had a parliament with as dominant a party […]

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Pensions for Some, but Not for Others

Pensions for Some, but Not for Others

Pension reform is something that has a great effect on the future of Brazilians, Latin Americans and to be honest the rest of us as well. Brazil was always a unique case, a country that built an administrative centre in the middle of the country in the 1950s that is populated by mostly government administrators […]

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Priya Saha: A Courageous Bangladeshi Hindu Woman of Valor

Priya Saha: A Courageous Bangladeshi Hindu Woman of Valor

Dictatorial regimes usually like to bully small ordinary people into submission.  They think just because they have absolute power that they will succeed against the underdog.  However, famous American writer Mark Twain once wrote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight.  It is the size of the fight in the dog.”  In […]

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Foreign Affairs Quiz

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Voting Advice Applications in Pre-Electoral Ukraine

Voting Advice Applications in Pre-Electoral Ukraine

PROвибір and other electronic instruments are helping Ukrainians to distinguish parties according to their political, socio-economic and cultural agendas Which party to vote for in an election? In Ukraine, like in countries around the world, people are making their political decisions based on a range of factors from emotional attraction to rational calculation. In the […]

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On the Balance of Power Between Congress and the President

On the Balance of Power Between Congress and the President

Both the President and Congress want control over America's foreign policy. What should that balance look like?

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Following the arrest of Mumbai mastermind terrorist, is radical Islam still on the ascent in Asia?

Following the arrest of Mumbai mastermind terrorist, is radical Islam still on the ascent in Asia?

In recent days, Pakistan arrested the mastermind behind the Mumbai terror attacks.   Hafez Mohammed Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Toiba, a Pakistani-based terror organization, organized a series of terror attacks in Mumbai, India in 2008.  The targets included a train station, two expensive hotels and a Chabad synagogue.  166 people were murdered in these coordinated terror […]

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When we Ignore Human Rights Atrocities…

When we Ignore Human Rights Atrocities…

The recent episode of Amanpour & Co. was interesting on many levels, but below the surface of the discussions it seemed that two separate topics on the show should likely have more connections than what would be observed at face value. The initial discussion between Amanpour and Isha Sesay focused around Sesay’s new book on […]

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