Posts Tagged ‘ Barack Obama ’

India and the US get closer and cosier

February 3, 2015
Sanjay Kapoor
India and the US get closer and cosier

US President Barack Obama’s town hall engagement with the people of Delhi
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Report card for Obama

May 19, 2014
Zeenat Khan
Report card for Obama

With two and a half years left into his presidency, Barrack Obama’s achievement so far has been less than dazzling. A new opinion poll released in February
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Forget the drama: A solution for Crimea

March 29, 2014
Anatole Kaletsky
Forget the drama: A solution for Crimea

President Vladimir Putin has disastrously miscalculated and Russia now faces deeper isolation, tougher sanctions and greater economic hardship
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On Obama and Ashraful

June 16, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
On Obama and Ashraful

Father’s day has arrived once again here in the United States. As I reflect upon my life as a father and son, I wonder what sort of world my children will help shape for their future generations.
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Posted in International, Politics, Sport | 10 Comments »

Obama’s second victory more impressive than first

November 11, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Obama’s second victory more impressive than first

In his historic victory speech in 2008, the-then senator Barack Obama began with these ringing words: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible
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Posted in US Election 2012 | 7 Comments »

Francesco, now more people will start counting you!

November 9, 2012
Prashanta Tripura
Francesco, now more people will start counting you!

Dear Francesco, I lost touch with you after I returned home for good from the US, where, you may remember, I was a student for eight years during the 1980s.
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Posted in International, US Election 2012 | 12 Comments »

An optimistic vision of Obama’s second term

November 8, 2012
Anatole Kaletsky
An optimistic vision of Obama’s second term

President Barack Obama’s re-election is good news for the world economy and financial markets. Of course a victory by Mitt Romney, unlikely though it was, might have been even better news, which is perhaps why stock markets fell sharply after the election.
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What should Mitt Romney do next?

November 8, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
What should Mitt Romney do next?

Amid the triumphant acclamation and the reluctant resignation of the two presidential candidates’ early morning speeches was the hint that politics is about to take a strange turn.
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Godspeed Barack Obama

November 5, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Godspeed Barack Obama

During the first few years after I came to America as a graduate student, my life was a monotonous repetition of long cold nights in my attic den, day long lab and class and daily lunchtime walk to the student centre for a 99 cent taco with a plastic glass of water.
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Obama and the new era of smallness

November 5, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Obama and the new era of smallness

It is Monday, the day before the US election and I am feeling a little taste of bitterness in my mouth. It is coming from the knowledge that I have no choice in this election.
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Posted in US Election 2012 | 8 Comments »

US presidential election 2012: The clash of beliefs

October 4, 2012
Moin Ghani
US presidential election 2012: The clash of beliefs

There is an old saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. Unfortunately, the same is not true for the United States of America. In the globalized world we live in today, what happens in the U.S. affects the entire world at large.
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Posted in International, US Election 2012 | 1 Comment »

America and Syria’s ‘dead man walking’

May 24, 2012
Bernd Debusmann
America and Syria’s ‘dead man walking’

When U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the European Union first issued public calls for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the death toll in Syria stood at 2,000.
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Mr. Spineless vs. Dr. Strangelove

May 20, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Mr. Spineless vs. Dr. Strangelove

It was a brilliant sunny afternoon in Denver, Colorado. The preachers and the evangelicals prayed for days for rain and thunder but there it was, a flawless late summer day. Maybe the “Christian mullahs” lost their direct line to the Almighty.
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The 2012 US World Cup explained (?)

November 3, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The 2012 US World Cup explained (?)

Once every four years, former British colonies compete to determine who will gain dominance in one of the most democratically unifying competitions on the planet: The World Cup of Cricket. Every individual has his or her favourite team, and today’s heroes can be tomorrow’s goats.
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Hartal, American style

October 10, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Hartal, American style

My dear readers, I am writing to you from New Jersey, and usually, I write about my reaction to things Bangladeshi. However, once in a great while, I will take on a local issue in the hopes that you there on the other side of the world can understand a little of what’s going...
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Posted in Economy, Foreign Affairs, International | 18 Comments »

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