Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner is an easy, fast-paced read about nuclear practices relevant today, especially in the newest nuclear-armed states – India, Pakistan and North Korea.
The dharma of the journalist should be to hold the powerful to account and not worry about the consequences.
James Clapper said that the alleged ties between Trump and Russia present a situation more serious than the most famous political scandal in the US.
Some may say it’s far fetched to compare a 1970s African dictator with the President of the US. But the similarities between Idi Amin and Donald Trump are quite startling.
In the past all FBI directors, much like James Comey, have maintained memos. These become crucial evidence when studying decision making and efficacy.
Trump said he fired Comey over his handling of an election-year email scandal involving then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The state department replaced the post with a statement saying its intention “was to inform the public about where the president has been hosting world leaders.”
Preet Bharara may be acclaimed for his pursuit of political corruption, but he was much less aggressive when it came to confronting Wall Street’s misdeeds.
A Muslim-dominated New Jersey neighbourhood is coming to terms with the shocking immigration imposition by the new US administration.
White House said that Sally Yates had “betrayed” the justice department by refusing to enforce the president’s executive order.
Will the US end its aggressive counter-narcotics strategy, which has battered Latin America for four decades?
There is no bust of Fidel Castro in Cuba, but he has earned his place in history.
The revolutionary leader, who defied the US for over 50 years, has left behind in much of the world a feeling of inevitable, but nonetheless irreparable, loss.
After the Obama years, Americans were itching to go back to their roots
Donald Trump has fused economic worries, racial and gender resentment into a politics of fear and revenge, a tactic that is not new to the Republican Party.
Policy nuances often fail to stick in the minds of debate viewers. It’s all about delivering the most memorable moment.
America’s history of racism and the notion that anyone can get rich by working hard have a role in constraining adequate policy development and have been especially harmful to poor black families.
The real change will come when a more sophisticated politician, with an authentic political machine, wins over the working class. That will be the most important US election.
Like many love affairs, the one between China and Pakistan is made of unrealistic expectations – mostly among Pakistanis – and a hard-nosed pursuit of strategic goals and political and economic objective — mostly by the Chinese.
Pinochet’s military dictatorship served as the staging ground for a neo-liberal reordering of the Chilean economy just at the time Reagan and Thatcher were evangelising the doctrine as an antidote to failed Communism.
The transformation of the NDA government from a harbinger of purposive leadership into the gang that couldn’t shoot straight is one of the fastest rides downhill in Indian politics.