Wednesday September 22, 2021
S Qaisar Shareef
S Qaisar Shareef

  • September 15, 2021

    Lessons learnt?

    The past few weeks have been tumultuous for the US. The abrupt and ill planned withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war, and the rapid...

  • September 01, 2021

    Uncertain future

    The rapid collapse of the US-supported government in Kabul and take over by the Taliban has taken everyone by surprise.The US was caught entirely...

  • August 25, 2021

    In memoriam

    Aftab Hassan Usman : on August 6, I received a message from Seher Usman, my friend Aftab Usman’s daughter, simply stating “Papa has passed...

  • August 18, 2021

    Freedom

    Of the many ideas that loom large in the American psyche, the notion of freedom is close to the top. We hear too often utterances such as “we are...

  • August 04, 2021

    American exceptionalism

    On Tuesday, July 27 the US Congress held the first hearing of the Select Committee set up to investigate the events of January 6, 2021. On that day...

  • July 21, 2021

    American wars

    With US forces almost entirely out of Afghanistan, the Taliban are resurgent again. All indications are they may be headed for an outright military...

  • July 07, 2021

    Reading the reality

    After 20 years of conflict and nation-building efforts, the US is now on its way out of Afghanistan. With the shutting down of the US military base...

  • June 23, 2021

    American leadership

    Last week, Joe Biden concluded his first overseas trip since becoming president. He chose to travel to Europe where he met with leaders of the...

  • June 09, 2021

    Reckoning with history

    Last week, US President Joe Biden visited Tulsa, Oklahoma to publicly acknowledge the 100th anniversary of one of the worst massacres of Americans...

  • May 26, 2021

    On Israel and Palestine

    Joe Biden came into office wanting to focus on key US foreign policy priorities – checking China’s rise, and mending fences with Western...