Ousama Khurshid Khan Articles by: Ousama Khurshid Khan

Underscoring Trump’s World View of Nuclearization

Underscoring Trump’s World View of Nuclearization

The substance, tone and style of Donald Trump’s discourse about Iran on Friday was an indication of how much the present leader of the United States relishes strife. With his household administrative plan slowed down and a government examination investigating his funds and his relations with Moscow, Trump has taken […]

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Political Dissonance in Kabul

Political Dissonance in Kabul

The possibilities for Afghanistan’s future are grim. From the American viewpoint, the situation appears to be considerably bleaker. It is possible that they could cut their misfortunes (2,400 Americans dead, $1 trillion spent) and leave, yet that would prompt another Vietnam minute in the long run, with helicopters lifting off […]

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Shifting Alliances

Shifting Alliances

The flagship publication of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Affairs magazine, ran the words “Present at the Destruction” on its cover. The issue itself covered many aspects of Trump’s leadership ever since he assumed office in January. His campaign trail will likely become the benchmark of how […]

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How the ouster of Steve Bannon bodes for the Trump Reign

How the ouster of Steve Bannon bodes for the Trump Reign

More than a century ago, the Czar Nicholas II of the Russian empire had the proverbial “world” at his whim. His empire had made significant leaps forward in industry, agriculture and science. The standard of living had risen incredibly and following the failed 1905 revolution, the State Duma (Russian for […]

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Brewing Feud between Moscow and Washington

Brewing Feud between Moscow and Washington

Vladimir Putin, the incumbent President of the Russian Federation has seen the western media develop a sort of addiction for him, not always positive though. In 2015, during the pinnacle days of both Republic and Democratic Party nominee debates, the one constant question was, “How will the next US President […]

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The Chinese Way

The Chinese Way

Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates once claimed, “A bad year in China is going to be a great year in any other country”. Though the statement itself is innocuous in what it claims to address, the reality is much more complex. In recent times, the experts and analysts […]

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Deciphering US nonchalance in the G20 Summit

Deciphering US nonchalance in the G20 Summit

The Guardian ran the headline “G19”. Numerous reputable and well established papers across the world, international and domestic, swiftly followed the cue. The Independent, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and nearly every reputable news resource took a similar rhetoric. In the preceding presidencies, such […]

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Giving thought to Trump visit at the G20 Summit

Giving thought to Trump visit at the G20 Summit

“Whoever believes the problems of this world can be solved by isolationism and protectionism is making a tremendous error on their own face value”, these words not only represent a crude statement of obvious meaning but also seem to transcend the usual cloak and dagger approach to politics and diplomacy. […]

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Assessing Britain’s Election Climate

Assessing Britain’s Election Climate

“Au Long Aller, Peti Fardeau Pèse” The above axiom is French which when translated into English implies, “On a long journey, even the small burden weighs”. At some stage people do begin to question the validity and the necessity of elections. Time and again, the average voter feels not only […]

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Trump’s First Foreign Tour – Dynamism in the US Foreign Policy

Trump’s First Foreign Tour – Dynamism in the US Foreign Policy

It was 12th December, 2015 when Donald Trump tweeted about how the Saudi Prince’s public criticism of him was due to the fact that the Saudis would not be able to control the US political discourse using their oil money. A year and a half later on 20th May, 2017 […]

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