We already knew that he was Kenyan (through his father), Indonesian (through his mother, who took him there for several of his childhood years) and Muslim (thanks to Americans — nearly 20 percent of whom believe or claim that he is Muslim).
On the occasion of his week in Europe, Barack Obama has also become Irish, [Read more]
<b>It may have been quite some time since bin Laden's death, but his shadow is still making Pakistan uneasy. Besides facing a crisis of credibility in the whole world, the government is finding it difficult to answer the questions of its own people. Two petitions have been filed in Lahore High Court, and the Army chief [Read more]
During the dinner with Queen Elizabeth II yesterday, it became more than clear that the American president Barack Obama lacks a lot of experience with royal houses and their customs. While he gave a toast, the British national anthem was playing in the background. The queen refused to raise her glass to Obama’s [Read more]
The military intervention in Libya led by the French and British enters into its third month without a political solution in sight, threatening to pull the United States into a quagmire that Barack Obama tried to avoid.
Washington's European allies are at risk, in the short term, of yielding to the temptation of [Read more]
These two — oil and water, cat and dog, negative and positive — already don't like each other in their current incarnation.
At his meeting with Medvedev, Obama said the United States and Russia had managed to achieve a reset in relations. But when you install two conflicting programs on one computer, the system breaks down.
America would like Pakistan to launch a powerful offensive against the enemy to provide cover as the United States withdraws troops from the area. Even after the partners reconcile over bin Laden, there will still be this serious issue left to resolve.
Obama really needs to prevent bin Laden’s dream from living on ... al-Qaida is continuing to attack, and Pakistan’s naval base was attacked by terrorists on May 22. This serves as the best reminder of what Obama really needs to do.
One problem with the Middle East conflict is that for the most part, people and politicians have a strong opinion about it, but their opinion on the conflict often far outweighs their knowledge of the situation. It starts with the wording and stances, which by now depend on such small nuances that you have to know the [Read more]