Trump went to Europe. He caused a stir among the NATO members, primarily for not contributing their committed amount in their defense budget. And he left. Remaining true to his slogan, he may have put America first, but the cost seems to be high, not only to him, but also to the future of the… Continue reading The US-EU Relations
Regionalism comes in many forms: from geographical proximity to ideological similarity as well as linguistic uniqueness. However, it is the geographical closeness that accounts for the most of the regionalism found in the world, be it African Union (AU), European Union (EU), Organization of American States (OAS), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) or SAARC. Even… Continue reading Regionalism and its future – I
24 April 2017 Looks like politics is not something that requires experience after all. Or at least one does not necessarily have to hold elected office for winning votes and getting elected. Look at Trump. And next up: Emmanuel Macron, the Presidential candidate of the current French election. Not a bad proposition. Both are not… Continue reading Candidates of French and the US presidential race, a comparison
1. I am not taking any sides. Segregation of power may be a hallmark of democracy but what has greeted Trump’s ascension into Presidency looks like the US is facing a tough four years ahead. While Executive Orders may not be new in itself, what the situation has developed is that even his party members… Continue reading Trump, the US and the World
Last month saw two countries change their leader: the United States of America and the Gambia (which is second country beside the Bahamas to have ‘the’ before it). While there may be some discomfort when power changes hand, especially with opposition succeeding the incumbent, the difference could not have been more starker when comparing the… Continue reading Democracy and Transition to Power
Call it whatever but the way the Chinese media is portraying the US President-elect Donald Trump, all fingers point to how he is their version of inferior man. This concept of inferior man can be found abound in ancient texts, including The Analects and The Great Learning by Confucius. Now, this is no surprise that… Continue reading Who wants an inferior man?
How much is foreign aid responsible for a country maintaining or not maintaining relation with other nations? It may run contrary to the notion that an aid recipient nation has such power as to cut its ties with the donor country. It can be seen as an instance of chutzpah but the issue of Sao… Continue reading What is it with foreign aid and diplomatic relations?