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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1737

Letter from America: Free Market Capitalism
Is free market capitalism failing? Do we need a new economic system? Twenty years ago when the Berlin Wall collapsed and the Cold War ended, the mere suggestion that something was wrong with capitalism might have sounded preposterous, absurd, and almost insane. Back then we saw the collapse of the m...
Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 14:49 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter from America: Economy, Election and Endless Wars
On Wednesday, Oct. 28, a 26-year-old Fort Carson, Colorado, soldier set to return to Afghanistan intentionally shot himself in the shoulder to avoid deployment. On Nov. 5, a 39-year-old army psychiatrist, who had faced repeated harassment for his ethnicity and faith from his fellow soldiers, shot de...
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 03:58 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter from America: American Traveler
Last Friday I returned from a three-week long overseas trip. This has been the third of such trips for me in a year. These days, air travels are no fun for any passenger. The traveler is forced to pay for all security checks, arrive at the airport at least two to three hours ahead of the departure t...
Monday, November 2, 2009 - 01:16 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter from America: the UN General Assembly Session
With the opening of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly last Wednesday, September 23, the UN building and the entire New York City seemed to be abuzz with activities. Leaders came from all around the world – from Iran’s Ahmadinejad, Brazil’s Lula, Bolivia’s Morales and Venezuela’s Hugo Chave...
Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 12:03 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter from America: Dick Cheney – the Torture Architect
There is little doubt that the former US vice president Dick Cheney is a sick man – physically and mentally. He has long histories of cardiovascular disease and periodic need for emergency health care. Last Thursday, he had back surgery at George Washington University Hospital. The surgery was to de...
Monday, September 21, 2009 - 04:13 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter from America: 9/11 and Obama
This past week Americans observed the 8th anniversary of 9/11, the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Nearly 3000 people died when the four planes crashed in New York, at the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field. At a ceremony, held in the Pentagon, President Obama paid tribute to the victims an...
Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 04:04 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter from America: Obama, Religion and the Iftar Party
While George W. Bush started cabinet meetings with prayer and encouraged the formation of Bible study groups inside the White House, since taking the office, President Barack Obama has expanded the White House’s faith-based activities in a more visible way than any other president in recent memory....
Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 04:39 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter from America: Col. Gaddafi’s Anticipated Visit of the UN
Remember the words of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela who on September 20, 2006, standing before the United Nations General Assembly, said, “Yesterday, the devil came here,” alluding to President George W. Bush’s appearance before the General Assembly? Chavez continued, “Right here. Right here. A...
Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 02:06 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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