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US presidential election

Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it” (wit and opinion of Douglas Jerrold). From 2016 till last week, Donald Trump sprinted with great…

Preparing for President Biden

“Pakistan is fifty times more important to the United States, than Afghanistan”, Joe Biden to former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, January 2009. How can Pakistan best prepare for a Biden…

Obama’s tears

In the East Room of the White House last Tuesday, President Obama broke down in tears when, bypassing Congress, he publicly announced executive orders on gun control seeking to expand…

Presidential platform

A political line was drawn in 2016 when Hillary Clinton asked: ‘if we broke up the big banks tomorrow, would that end racism?’ With history erased, the question is a…

Democratic candidate attacks on Obama legacy rankle party

Barack Obama slashed US unemployment, protected child migrants and delivered healthcare to millions. But several 2020 candidates scorched the popular ex-president at their Democratic debate, a strategy that risks alienating…