American Politics

US vows to make NKorea rich if it gives up nukes

The United States promises Friday that it would work to rebuild North Korea's sanctions-crippled economy if Kim Jong Un's regime agrees to surrender its nuclear arsenal.

June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

Trump to host Ramadan dinner Wednesday: CNN

After cancelling the traditional 'iftaar' or Ramadan dinner last year, US President Donald Trump resumes the celebration of Muslim holy month by hosting a dinner at the White House on...

May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018

US vows to make NKorea rich if it gives up nukes

The United States promises Friday that it would work to rebuild North Korea's sanctions-crippled economy if Kim Jong Un's regime agrees to surrender its nuclear arsenal.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

Debunking America's populist narrative

One does not need to be particularly good at hearing to decipher the dog whistles being used during this year's election campaign in the United States.

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

Why Trump?

Some people run simply out of ego or greed. The publicity that attends a presidential bid can garner even a failed candidate a book contract, a television gig, or a well-paid speaking career (or...

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

The Strongman returns

It should be no surprise to us that the political 'strongman' has resurged. The very word evokes images of a bare-bodied Vladimir...

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

The American Idol

The Grand Old Party does not know how to stop Trump and it is their fault. Throughout history it's a party that has won elections mostly on anti-government rhetoric.

March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016

The chickens have come home to roost for the Republicans

What a bizarre spectacle the US presidential primary campaigns are unfolding into! There is a lovefest among Democrats who cannot decide who they love more - Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Politics as a reality show - The rise of Trump

Donald Trump, the US real estate tycoon-turned-presidential candidate, topped himself not so long ago - no mean achievement - by outraging the entire world with his demand to ban the entry of...

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Demographics as Destiny: The Republican Conundrum

The Republican dominance in the House has been fuelled by the spectacular rise of conservative media which directly helped the rise of the Tea Party movement, a grassroots, non-college white...

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

What makes Donald Trump and his supporters tick?

Americans vote for hope, not fear. Barack Obama's campaign was based on hope. Bill Clinton launched his campaign in 1992 from Hope, Arkansas, his hometown. Donald Trump's fear mongering...