How Donald Trump Frees the Allies of U.S. Dependency

May 31, 2018 Masum Billah 0

The U.S. withdrawals from the Paris Agreement, the Iran Deal, or the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)- none have impacted the multilateral deals to come to an end in the absence of the United States. All these unilateral U.S. moves multiplied with the latest trade conflicts with the allies rejuvenated the opinion Angela Merkel shared last year- they “really must take our fate into our own hands.” […]

Mahathir Mohamad: 92 Not Out

May 12, 2018 Masum Billah 0

This opportunity, again as the seventh Prime Minister, could help Malaysia’s Tun M to undo whatever he regrets doing during final years of his time as the fourth Prime Minister. The world will closely monitor the oldest leader’s new promises. […]

Why Rwandan President Kagame Criticizes ICC?

May 1, 2018 Masum Billah 0

Paul Kagame doesn’t like International Criminal Court (ICC) based in The Hague. He often denounces ICC publicly. His complicated past in the Rwandan political spectrum and his approaches to the regional political chaos have turned ICC and Paul Kagame at odds. […]

In this Era of Authoritarianism

April 30, 2018 Masum Billah 0

According to the latest edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index, more than half of the 167 countries have their democracy rankings declining.  This latest report is alarming especially at a time when the U.S., with its ‘flawed democracy’, has a President who borrows tactics from authoritarian rulers and praises them in public. […]

Kabul-Islamabad: A Tale of ‘Twin Brothers’

April 9, 2018 Masum Billah 0

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid a visit to Afghanistan, a northwestern neighbor of Pakistan, in a bid to ease the longstanding tension between the neighboring countries. After his Afghan visit, Islamabad has called upon the Taliban to accept the Afghan government invitation for dialogues.   […]

Bannon Loses Breitbart Job, and Trump Loses Bannon?

January 10, 2018 Masum Billah 0

The U.S. President Donald Trump’s ex-chief strategist and the most trusted adviser Steve Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News organization. Breitbart is a right-wing news organization where Steve Bannon built his reputation through a massive campaign for Donald Trump and the right-wing groups. […]

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