With the victory of five Indian Americans, the community, which is roughly 1% of the population, got about 1% representation in the US Congress.
Trump’s choice of Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross for his cabinet – both hard-liners on China – might mean that he intends to break from existing policy on China.
Donald Trump ran a free-wheeling campaign with a skeletal staff, which somehow worked for him, until now. Now it’s reality time, and the lack of planning and foresight is costing him dear.
The naming of an open racist like Stephen Bannon raises concerns about the Trump administration’s agenda
The reopening of the probe into Clinton’s email server is re-energising Donald Trump’s voters while potentially depressing the Democratic Party base.
A new report outlines six ‘must-do’ tasks to bolster ties, including encouraging India to raise FDI in defence. But geopolitics, counterterrorism and cyber security will need attention too.
Shalabh Kumar of the Republican Hindu Coalition cast the event not as an Indian American but a “Hindu American” rally, a nomenclature that would make many members of the community uncomfortable.
The goal of Mushahid Hussain Syed and Shezra Mansab Khan Ali seems to have been to shame and scare the US and India through sarcasm, untruths and half-truths served with a large helping of self-promotion.
The White House reaction to the Indian ‘surgical strikes’ seems aimed at ensuring the Pakistani side does not attempt retaliatory action.
The fact that former Afghan president Hamid Karzai quickly added his voice to Modi’s and signs that Bangladesh may soon officially declare support for the Baloch nationalists are being seen as direct results of India’s new stand on the issue.
Donald Trump appointing Stephen Bannon is true to form, only furthering the narrow, racist and identity-driven nature of his campaign.
It is close to impossible to find out whether Shah Rukh Khan is on a US watch list and why, let alone remedying the problem.
“India doesn’t seem to understand that the ‘process’ is where the game is being played and that’s why the minor objectors are more problematic than China in some ways,” says an analyst.
China successfully stared down the US in Seoul while trying to control the nuclear order – once an American playing field where Washington set the rules.
Meanwhile, a new bill going through the US Congress attempts to block $450 million in aid to Pakistan for its failure take action against the Haqqani Network.
The planes, which were to be a parting gift from the Obama administration to the Pakistani military became a symbol of all that is wrong with US policy on Pakistan.
US cable channels have repeatedly been accused of a bias against the socialist candidate. But despite the limited coverage, he remains a viable candidate for the Democratic party nomination.