Entries from Bashir Goth at PostGlobal tagged with 'United States'
Obama offers Cubans a half-baked cake by lifting only part of the travel ban.
Careless rhetoric was one of Bush's primary horrors, fracturing America's relations with the Muslim world. Obama must not make the same mistake.
Trade relationships with emerging powers have cushioned the crisis's economic blow to much of the world. The U.S. is losing its trade dominance.
The Bush Administration should use its political and economic influence to urge neighboring African leaders to stop apologizing for Mugabe and treating him as an equal. Mugabe should be isolated and the MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, should be accepted as the elected leader and the legitimate voice of the Zimbabean people.
The White House does not have the best track record for deciding what is progress in Iraq. But two wrongs don't make a right, and the U.S. should not run away from the damage it has caused without fixing it either. The U.S. Congress's vote today against withdrawal is positive, maybe the only "progress" the White House has had -- a chance to get it right.
Blair should push for a Marshall Plan for the Palestinian Authority, to demonstrate to the Palestinian people that the Quartet's efforts will improve their lives. Hamas and other radical groups have used Islamic charity funds to win impoverished hearts and minds through economics. Western funds must be tapped to provide a real alternative.
We live in a world where celebrities are placed on a high pedestal, where children around the world dream of becoming tomorrow's Oprah or Barrymore more than of winning a Nobel prize. If efforts by the stars we idolize can help feed the hungry in a world in which we often ignore the hungry, why not embrace them?
With Palestine the predominant cause behind Arab nationalism of past decades, America's support for Israel always made it the Arabs' cause for evil in the Middle East. But the U.S. has maintained good friends in the region as well: Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf states. For them, Iran is increasingly the real trouble.
Tony Blair cam into power like a hero, young and zealous to change the Labour Party and the world. He clicked with his equally savvy counterpart in the White House, Bill Clinton, But despite his robust reforms in the UK, his association with Clinton's successor turned him into a servile beast, devastatingly humiliated.
For most Arabs, the Bush administration's boycott of the Palestinian government is the epitome of hypocracy. The U.S. pushed for democracy in the Middle East, and got it. The more the West shuns democratically elected Arab leaders, the more the Arab people believe it's because of Islam. These leaders should be engaged instead.
Ahmadinejad's recent moves seem to have succeeded in the short term, in sending a signal to the West and to his allies in the region. Many in the Middle East see him as democratically elected, and U.S. attitudes toward various regimes as confusing and hypocritical.
What is on the rise in the Muslim world is not a leftist movement but an Islamist uprising against American global dominance. U.S. military deployments trigger the same anti-occupation forces that temporarily allied with the U.S. to drive out the Soviet Empire. But not everything American is unpopular; Starbucks and Hollywood have the potential to win over the younger generations.
Somalia/UAE - If the people of Bosnia and Rwanda could overcome their genocidal ethnic wars and forge ahead to build their future, I don't see why Iraq cannot do the same.
Somalia/UAE - To calm down Iraqi Sunnis, who feel humiliated, Saddam Hussein should be released and exiled to Venezuela.
Somalia/UAE - The Muslim world heeded Washington's call for democratic change, and ushered political Islam in.
Somalia/UAE - The world looks to the democrats to restore American glory and its global reputation by injecting some sense into the country's foreign policy.
Somalia/United Arab Emirates - For many years, Arabs saw the world through the prism of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Although the Arab people believed the Jewish lobby rather than the American voter shaped the American foreign policy towards the Middle East,...
Somalia/United Arab Emirates - Arab students arriving in the United States may be shocked to discover that every American woman doesn't readily open her legs for them.
Somalia/United Arab Emirates - Why does Iran insist on rebuffing the overtures of the international community? I suspect it is because Iran has already succeeded in producing highly enriched uranium and is closer than we think to making a nuclear...
Somalia/United Arab Emirates - Many in the Muslim world view the news of the thwarted terror plot as the hypocritical West crying wolf again. The frontpage article of Dubai's Khaleej Times ran the banner headline: "Foiled UK terror plot is...