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Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

In defense of immigrants from “Third World Countries”

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah The other day, a friend of mine complained to me about America’s need for “White Immigrants” and that America needs these and not immigrants from “Third World Countries”, which prompted me to write this article.

In parting shot at Israel, Kerry warns Middle East peace in jeopardy

Darren Ornitz/Reuters   By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel’s building of settlements on occupied land was jeopardizing Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America’s longtime ally weeks before he is due to leave office.

Kenya national honors not for sycophants

Thomas Mukoya/Reuters   By Joe Khamisi A month ago, US President Barack Obama honored 21 citizens with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian citation presented to individuals for their meritorious contributions in a wide range of disciplines including music, the arts, science, philanthropy, civil service and others.

Observations of an Expat: Bye Bye Kurds

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms Bye bye Kurds. That is the realpolitik message expected to be issued soon by the White House to one of the world’s saddest nationalities. It may not be as explicit as that, but the meaning will be clear.

A Beacon of Justice, Security and Rule of Law: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Frank Augstein/AP   By Cynthia M. Lardner German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is widely viewed as the most powerful woman not only in the EU but in the world. Today, Ms. Merkel is confronted with widespread criticism primarily from fringe groups in Germany threatening Germany’s long-standing status as being a leader in justice, security and […]

A confidential letter to Mr. Obama

By Muhammad Aladdin Dear Mr. Obama, Well, I do not know how to begin this, or else, I have so many beginnings to such a letter.

Trumpism…White is the new Minority (or White is the new Black)

By Elwood Billshot Donald Trump has certainly stirred the melting pot of America.

The Middle East: Rising and Falling Stars

By Fadi Elhusseini In 2011, Turkey was seen as an unstoppable regional power and a rising star led by its Development and Justice Party (AKP). But the arrival of the Arab Spring heralded a deep change in the region. Turkey’s prominence began to fade and Iran’s potential appeared to be rising with the progress it […]

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy Part II: Syria’s Civil War

  By Brian Frydenborg Grading Obama on what has—and has not—been done by his administration regarding the Syrian Civil War

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy – Part One

  By Brian Frydenborg The cocks who crow “failure” every time the sun rises about the Obama Administration’s overall Middle East strategy—and we will be hearing their mindless crowing at its highest decibels since the competition within the Republican Party for the Party’s presidential nomination is now officially underway—have no sense of strategy themselves and dangerously substitute tactical-here-and-nows and […]

Open letter to Sibuor, descendant of Kenyan soil!

  By Judy Amunga-Ndibo Mheshimiwa, Jakom, Jatelo, Sibuor! All these names in our national Kiswahili language and your native Dholuo tribe simply mean that you are great! No ordinary man! No mere mortal! Bulls are being slaughtered in your honour! A brew has been made in your honour! Government budgets are being broken to meet […]

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Understanding the need to reform the United Nations Security Council

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative of all 193 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena” – Anna Lindh (former Foreign Minister of Sweden and former Chairman at the Council of the European […]

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Kashmir: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

By Anant Mishra Right from the partition, India and Pakistan have debated on numerous occasions for the territorial rights over the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Despite the tremendous rivalry between the two nations, there have been attempts to resolve the conflict through cease fires and diplomatic talks; however the efforts turned out to be […]

By second guessing on the Anti-Terror law, could the US be interfering in Kenya’s internal affairs?

  By Joe Khamisi The usually friendly but fragile relations between the United States and Kenya turned lukewarm this past week when the two countries appeared to differ on matters of security.