America’s ‘Manifest Destiny’ pt-1: A Titanic about to hit two icebergs simultaneously

‘The spectator who casts a mournful view over the ruins of ancient Rome is tempted to accuse the memory of the Goths and Vandals for the mischief which they had neither leisure, nor power, nor perhaps inclination to perpetrate. The tempest of war might strike some lofty turrets to the ground; but the destruction which… Continue reading America’s ‘Manifest Destiny’ pt-1: A Titanic about to hit two icebergs simultaneously

America’s ‘Manifest Destiny’ pt-2: The global growth

Let us now look at the second iceberg of global growth that has hit manifest destiny and has created that sinking feeling among its legatees and disciples. At the global level, three continental-countries and empires ultimately decide all strategic issues like war, peace, security, and boundaries. America is the undisputed hegemon of the Western Hemisphere,… Continue reading America’s ‘Manifest Destiny’ pt-2: The global growth

US-British policy of appeasing Mussolini’s rule

National debt in Benito Mussolini’s Italy was growing year-on-year, while he placed the Italian economy increasingly on a war footing. “This military dilettante”, as Hitler’s close adviser Wilhelm Keitel contemptuously described Mussolini, was seeking to create a 20th century Roman Empire by force of arms. The growing popularity of Mussolini in the US The scholar… Continue reading US-British policy of appeasing Mussolini’s rule

Dangerous precedent set by banning Trump, Twitter Chief

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey backed the messaging platform’s ban of US President Donald Trump, but said Wednesday it sets a “dangerous” precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on the social network. I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After… Continue reading Dangerous precedent set by banning Trump, Twitter Chief

US-China tussle: Middle East braces for fallout

China would like the world to believe that the Middle East and North Africa region does not rank high on its totem pole despite its energy dependence, significant investment and strategic relationships with the region. In many ways, China is not being deceptive. With relations with the United States rapidly deteriorating, China’s primary focus is… Continue reading US-China tussle: Middle East braces for fallout

Vogue cover under fire for ‘disrespecting’ Kamala Harris

The cover of a popular magazine, Vogue Magazine, featuring Kamala Harris – the new Vice President of USA on its February issue sparked online controversy on Sunday. The two cover images featuring Harris circulated on social media that attracted ire from people. The social media users described the images as ‘inappropriate’ and slammed the magazine… Continue reading Vogue cover under fire for ‘disrespecting’ Kamala Harris

Washington DC protests: Pakistani Twitter likens USA to Pakistan

Twitter in Pakistan is brimming with amusing reactions to the siege and violence at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C in the USA on Thursday. The violent protests and siege in the capital of the USA have sent shockwaves across the world including Pakistan. Countries including India and Turkey have expressed concern about the law and… Continue reading Washington DC protests: Pakistani Twitter likens USA to Pakistan

BECA putting Pakistan’s military might to test

Currently, the United States militarily prefers India over its seven-decade-old South Asian ally, Pakistan. It has been transferring state of the art weapons and shares geospatial intelligence for military purposes with New Delhi to pursue its strategic objectives in Asia-Pacific, including balancing China’s steady rise and strengthening India’s role in the Indian Ocean region. Indeed,… Continue reading BECA putting Pakistan’s military might to test

Op-ed: Can compromise help US recover from a year full of division and infighting?

Compromise. A simple little word can mean so much. In US, it’s seen as the moderate side, not trying to fit between party lines. Events like these shined politics just before 2021. On 8th December, the United States House Of Representatives passed the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The House agreed a compromise $740.5 billion… Continue reading Op-ed: Can compromise help US recover from a year full of division and infighting?

Op-ed: Ikea makes better cabinets than Trump

The question on everyone‘s mind right now is who‘s going to get fired next. Could it be AG Barr or FBI Director Wray, or even Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, even though he is that yes-man Trump has always wanted? Wooden polished, shined with a beautiful touch to the handles, and reflecting with their clear… Continue reading Op-ed: Ikea makes better cabinets than Trump