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The Unraveling of Trump & Trumpism : The Beginning of the End ?

BY SHASHI MALLA Last week, Washington and the American nation were badly shaken up by indiscretions and revelations within the White House and the administration in general, the likes of which were bizarre and abnormal to say the least. Some even spoke of a silent coup against President Trump. First, …

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Chemnitz: The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany ?

BY SHASHI MALLA The eastern German city of Chemnitz – renamed Karl-Marx-Stadt during the Communist regime of the German Democratic Republic (GDR/under the tutelage of the Soviet Union)—has been the site of far-right protests and clashing counter-demonstrations since weeks. A week back, the gatherings were mostly peaceful but the atmosphere …

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Great Britain or Little England?: UK in World Politics

BY SHASHI MALLA With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) in less than a year, the future role of the UK in world politics has become a major concern to observers and scholars. Britain’s new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt [foreign minister/successor to the maverick Boris Johnson] highlighted some …

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United States/Iran: Trump Indulges His ‘Sanctions Mania’

BY SHASHI MALLA Iran today is one of the most powerful nations in West Asia/Middle East. It is also scientifically and technologically quite advanced that it could become a nuclear power within a year. Ever since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, it has been opposed by the United States internationally. …

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All worked up by works in progress

By Maila Baje If reality is a work in progress, our polity surely encapsulates the perpetuity of the process. With too many experiments going on at the same time – in parallel as well as in conflict – every appearance of arrival only advances our destination. After plodding on for …

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