Politics

WILL BIDEN AND AMERICA DISCARD THE WILD WEST DOCTRINE?

Oct
21
By Ocaya p’Ocure, a social media commentator, Uppsala, Sweden

Horses and Whips at the borderOne must accept that international politics as we read about and knew it then has died a natural death since the coming down of the Berlin wall leaving us with only the Chinese wall. This means, there is no need for President Joe Biden’s Administration to pursue either his own foreign or national policies or the “Make America Great Again” policies of former President Donald Trump. A few months ago, there were images at the US border with Mexico which spread on social media which were not different from those seen during the Trump Administration.

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WHAT CONSTITUTES INDIAN VALUES

Sep
26
Punam Khosla

To say India has become a big player on the world stage is cliché but it is true. A year ago, it overtook the United Kingdom as the 5th largest economy in the world. Today its military ranks 4th in the world. The influence of its soft power as embodied in Bollywood is global. It is not pointless to pose the question: what constitute Indian values? But the question is inherently a complex one. No clear-cut answers are possible.

 

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BINARY APPLICATION OF SOCIETAL VALUES

Sep
26
Okot Nyormoi, Editor

If you were to ask people if they have values, the answer will without hesitation be in the affirmative. They have national, cultural, traditional, religious, moral values, on and on ad nauseum. The September issue of Nile Journal is devoted to discussions of different aspects of social values. People are always forced to choose between which values to respect and which ones to violate, when, why and how.

 

 

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Taking Back Ownership of Afrika Habitat: Book Review

Jun
24
Okot Nyormoi

When I first saw the book, Taking Back Ownership of Afrika Habitat by Jack Stevens Alecho-oita, published in 2014 by Alawi Books Ltd, the title and the front cover captured my attention. First, Africa was spelled with a “k” instead of the more familiar spelling of Africa with a “c”. Second, African countries were referred to as Afrika habitat. Confronted with the unusual choices of words and spellings

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Nigeria and Rwanda: A tale of two countries

Apr
20
Theophilus E Daniel-Kagbare

Useful though it is comparison can be a tricky business. Take for instance the fact that the per capita income of Singapore is over USD 90,000 compared to that of the United Sates of America which is USD 60,000. Does that make Singapore better than the United States? Not at all

 
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The growing mess in Israeli politics

Dec
19
Jonathan Power

Many Israelis have talked about the end of Israeli democracy. Avraham Berg, the former speaker of the Knesset (Israeli parliament), has written that “democracy in the Jewish state is doomed”. President Richard Nixon predicted that Israel would not last.

 

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Who is this man Xi Jinping who rules China?

Jun
28
Jonathan Power

Despite the enormous power he wields, Xi Jinping, president of China, remains an enigma. We watched him on television last weekend as he watched the dancing in Pyongyang in the company of Kim Jong-un. His face was near to expressionless. Xi doesn’t pose or stand like an arrogant man. His face doesn’t look hard, as did Hitler’s or Stalin’s

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Is it the Case of Darkness before Dawn in the Congo?

Feb
11
Jonathan Power

Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa’s largest and richest country, is caught up in the aftermath of its election, the first proper election since independence in 1960. Towards the end of last, after years of non-stop wars and massive carnage, the country was 90% free of fighting.

 
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