Sunday November 28, 2021
S Qaisar Shareef
S Qaisar Shareef

  • November 24, 2021

    Biden’s ten months

    The US political scene continues to be rife with acrimony, and negativity. Discussion in the political press these days is mostly focused on how...

  • November 10, 2021

    Political circus

    In early November a handful of states, among them Virginia and New Jersey, conducted elections for governor and other key positions. Both these...

  • October 28, 2021

    A good soldier

    On October 18, retired American general Colin Powell passed away due to complications from Covid. He was 84 years old and had been treated for blood...

  • October 14, 2021

    Dysfunctional democracy

    Last week, after much back and forth, the US Congress passed a resolution to increase the government’s borrowing limit so it could continue to...

  • September 29, 2021

    A new cold war?

    On September 21, US President Joe Biden delivered his first address to the UN General Assembly. In his speech, he laid out the vision for how the US...

  • 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


    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...