Why the Ugly American?

By Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden | 17 October 2023 (IDN) — American foreign policymakers often wonder aloud why much of the world has such an anti-American reflex. Why the “Ugly American”? Graham Greene would never have written a novel entitled “Ugly Russian” or even “Ugly German”. Not just Iran considers the US the “Great Satan.” […]

US Imposes Visa Restrictions on Liberians ‘Undermining Democracy’

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK. 3 October 2023 (IDN) — With the approach of national elections in Liberia, the U.S. has imposed visa restrictions, withholding travel to the U.S. for individuals “undermining democracy.” The restrictions, announced by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, target people believed to be manipulating or rigging the […]

India-led South Asia Plays a Significant Role in Global Politics

By Ambassador Kazi Anwarul Masud The writer is a former Secretary and ambassador of Bangladesh DHAKA. 1 October 2023 (IDN) — South Asia is the southern subregion of Asia, defined in geographical and ethnic-cultural terms. As commonly conceptualized, South Asia consists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Most recent figures in […]

India-Canada Row Exposes Double Standards in Fighting Terrorism

Viewpoint by Kalinga Seneviratne* SINGAPORE. 23 September 2023 (IDN) — After returning from the G20 meeting on 9-10 September in New Delhi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a bombshell announcement in the Canadian parliament alleging that there was evidence to suggest India’s involvement in the assassination of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June […]

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