• Wednesday, October 01, 2014

  • banglalink
  • 2014/09/28/ad_1411883230.gif
  • 2014/09/16/ad_1410871450.gif

America

STRANGER THAN FICTION

America's ramped up nuclear capability: Prelude to another Cold War?

WHILE people across the world for the last three years have been watching the unbelievable resurgence in state and non-state-actor-sponsored violence and terror across the Arab World --  Libya, Egypt, Syria, Gaza, and of late, Iraq -- the Obama administration's recent decision to ramp up its nuclear capability has almost remained unnoticed to most analysts, let alone the common people. Even if, very similar to what happened during the Cold War, America's ramped up nuclear capability does not lead...

Exclusive to The Daily Star
ASIA

America's never-ending war

IT is official: US President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama is at war again. After toppling Libyan ruler Muammar el-Qaddafi and bombing targets in Somalia and Yemen, Obama has initiated airstrikes in northern Iraq, effectively declaring war on the Islamic State -- a decision that will involve infringing on the sovereign, if disintegrating, state of Syria. In his zeal to intervene, Obama is again disregarding US and international law by seeking approval from neither the US Congress...

Is there still a way out for Iraq?

Is there still a way out for Iraq?

AMERICA, while occupying Iraq, had the power to do anything that was needed to be done. It could require all major groups to come to a consensus as to the basic rules of power sharing as it was done in Tunisia. A commission --consisting of leaders from all three groups as well as...

ISIS executes UK aid worker

ISIS executes UK aid worker

British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks. The ISIS video post showing Haines' beheading called his execution "a message to...

September will sparkle in history of Indian diplomacy

There are many ways of travelling from India to America. One of them is via Japan. That indeed is the quickest way to the richest parts of USA, the west coast; and the only option if you are headed towards the heart of America's strategic presence in the Pacific, Hawaii. The Pacific, overlapping the Indian Ocean, is far closer to us than the Mediterranean or the Atlantic. Our popular, and policy, reflexes so far have been so embedded in attitudes...

America back in Iraq

BARACK Obama has stunned and confused America and the world. Three years after the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, America has sent aircraft to bomb fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in a desperate attempt to stop their advance on the Kurdish capital, Arbil. Ostensibly, the president is anxious to forestall what he imagines could be a “genocide” by protecting the minority Christians and the Yazidis of northern Iraq, a segment that practises a...

JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ SERIES

American delusions Down Under

FOR better or worse, economic-policy debates in the United States are often echoed elsewhere, regardless of whether they are relevant. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's recently elected government provides a case in point. As in many other countries, conservative governments are arguing for cutbacks in government spending, on the grounds that fiscal deficits imperil their future. In the case of Australia, however, such assertions ring particularly hollow -- though that has not stopped Abbott's government from trafficking in them. Even if...

American involvement in Iraq: Damned if you do, damned if you don't

American involvement in Iraq: Damned if you do, damned if you don't

LOOKS like America has got itself into a very sticky situation. No matter how hard it tries to stay away from what seems like a brewing civil war in Iraq, it cannot just turn a deaf ear to the formal request made by Iraqi Prime Minister Nourie Al-Maliki for American assistance. On one...

The night US nearly nuked itself

The night US nearly nuked itself

Only dumb luck saved America from a nightmare scenario in January 1961 when an Air Force B-52 carrying two nuclear bombs broke apart in flight dropping the weapons on farmland near the city of Goldsboro in North Carolina. Both bombs had been knocked by the accident into “armed” mode ready to detonate as they...

Taliban releases video of US prisoner handover

Taliban releases video of US prisoner handover

The Taliban have released a video showing the moment they handed Bowe Bergdahl over to American special forces in Afghanistan. About a dozen armed men, their faces covered in scarves, wave white flags as they guard a Toyota 4x4 containing the captured soldier, reports UK-base newspaper The Telegraph. “Don’ come back to Afghanistan,” [sic] reads...

Video Stories »

2014/09/16/ad_1410871476.gif
LG
ksrm
concord

Ads by Google



Ads by Google