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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2647

Letter From America : Uneasy Future Ahead
As expected the Democratic Party won the majority in the US congressional elections, while the Republicans held on to their majority position within the Senate. As a result, President Donald Trump is on a weaker position today than ever before in his nearly two-years in office, which has been highly...
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 08:46 By Habib Siddiqui
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The 2018 American Elections
American voters go to the polling booths this coming Tuesday to cast their ballots in what is described here in the USA as the mid-term elections. Usually, the mid-term elections are boring events in which only a small fraction of the eligible voters, mostly comprising of the die-hard party supporte...
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 13:00 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America - World Disorder: Reform at the UN needed
The United Nations Organization, like the League of Nations before, was conceived for the noble purpose of ending wars between nations. Yet, we have witnessed, almost non-stop, one war after another. Since the end of the Second World War in 1945 there have been some 250 major wars in which over 50 m...
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 16:14 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America - The World Disorder : Who would have imagined this?
Who would’ve imagined that Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who had been living in the U.S, would be killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul? But now we know better. Thanks to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince MBS, such has become a reality. According to the CNN, the...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 14:26 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: The World Disorder – Part 3
Thanks to the Saudi-led coalition, Yemen continues to bleed for the last three years. The country is wrecked by a bloody war between the Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemen's unpopular government. The Houthis, who are Zaydi Shi’as, and the Yemeni government have battled on and off since 2004; the...
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 13:34 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: The World Disorder – Part 2
At least 200 Palestinians have been killed since the Gaza protests began on March 30 of this year to demand the right of return to lands that Palestinian families fled or were driven from on Israel’s founding in 1948. The Zionist leaders have mastered the art of lying and deception. As they expand t...
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 08:18 By Habib Siddiqui
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The World Disorder – Part 1
The preamble of the United Nations states: “We The Peoples Of the United Nations Determined • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and • to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the...
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:04 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: My Road Trips in Bangladesh
I have returned to the USA from Bangladesh after staying there nearly three months. During my visit there I lost three close relatives; the most devastating of which was the loss of my brother-in-law Bahar who was married to my sister. He will always be missed in our family. He was a social worker w...
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 07:17 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Recent Disturbing Events inside Bangladesh Demand Change
In the last few weeks Bangladesh has seen a series of student protests in much of the country in which the high school going students became vocal about reckless driving of bus drivers that continues to kill so many every day. The rallies were peaceful and drew support from everyone including member...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 08:49 By Habib Siddiqui
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Bangladesh’s Quota System Needs to Go
During the British rule of India, a famous politician in the undivided Bengal province once said, ‘The politics of Bengal is in reality the economics of Bengal.’ Looking at Bangladesh’s history since 1947 when she was named East Pakistan, and esp. since 1971 when she became an independent state afte...
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 06:32 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Bangladesh – Unemployment Nightmare!
The other day I was talking with Raju, an unemployed Bangladeshi with a graduate degree in Pharmacy. After graduating from a private university, he briefly worked as a lecturer for a college. Although he was teaching three days in a week he was required to be present there every weekday. The salary...
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 07:12 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Back in Bangladesh – the face of endemic corruption
I arrived in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka last week via the Emirates Airlines. The flight from Newark to Dubai was delayed by an hour and the in-flight service crew were poorly prepared to do their task satisfactorily. Upon arrival in Dhaka airport, I waited for another hour and a half before I could...
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 14:41 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Mukherjee’s Speech at the RSS Event
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the closing ceremony of the 'Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg', an Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) event on June 7 in Nagpur, India to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for swayamsevaks there. Mr. Mukherjee's decision to address t...
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 12:53 By Habib Siddiqui
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Presidential Pardons
Remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby who served as an adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney? From 2001 to 2005, Libby held the offices of Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs and Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States and Assistant to the President during the ad...
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 23:28 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Attaining Piety during Ramadan
The Islamic month of Ramadan has come and Muslims are fasting in accordance with the dictates of the Qur'an - the Muslim Holy Scripture: “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, so that you may attain Taqwa.” (2:183) The above Qur’anic verse confirms...
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 07:51 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: The psychopathology of a settler state called Israel
This year, the Government of Israel celebrated its 70th birthday in what may well be described as brutal, blatant, murderous, thuggish and shameful. Through its acts of colossal arrogance and orgy of wanton killings, once again, the settler racist state revealed that it is above scrutiny, beyond rep...
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:45 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Cologne Conference demands accountability of the Myanmar Government
The Rohingyas are victims of a ‘slow-burning genocide’ that is perpetrated as a national project in Buddhist Myanmar (formerly Burma). Some 700,000 Rohingyas have been forced out of their ancestral homes in western Rakhine (formerly Arakan) state since September 2017 to seek refuge inside Cox’s Baza...
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 09:21 By Habib Siddiqui
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Latter From America - Do the Rohingyas qualify as victims of genocide?
The Genocide Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 and entered into force in 1951. It declares that genocide is a crime under international law. The Genocide Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 and entered into force in...
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 09:27 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Are the neo-fascists on the rise in Europe?
Victor Orban, Hungary’s twice-elected prime minister since 2010, is expected to get reelected in Sunday’s Hungarian elections. Fidesz, the ruling party, is projected to win at least two thirds of the 199 seats in Hungary’s National Assembly. Orban is a known neo-fascist and is opposed to migration o...
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 09:39 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: When is enough truly enough?
Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off. I think it was a wise decision given the fact that almost a dozen advertisers have dropped her show after the chauvinist talk show host mocked David Hogg, 17, a teenage survivor of the Florida schoo...
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 19:07 By Habib Siddiqui
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