Monthly Archives: May 2011

U.S. Faces Moral Dilemma

( This article is also archived at gorkhapatra.org.np ) President Obama’s May 19 Speech on the Middle East and the North Africa has presented the challenge as well as the opportunity to pursue the world as it should be. This … Continue reading

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Is the Palestinian Statehood a Reality?

The issue of a Palestinian state has reemerged because of the emphasis it has got in president Obama’s Mideast policy speech of May 19. Although Israeli prime minister’s rebuttal of Obama’s outline for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict indicates a mounting … Continue reading

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Double Irony of R2P Principle

As time drags on with extended NATO air strikes the crisis in Libya slowly turns into a protracted war. Ironically, this is the situation the so-called humanitarian interventionists wished to jettison. The responsibility to protect, as a principle invoked to … Continue reading

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Pursuing the World as It Should Be

President Obama’s May 19 Speech on the Middle East and the North Africa has presented the challenge as well as the opportunity to pursue the world as it should be. This speech contrasts with his address at Cairo in June … Continue reading

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New Form of Liberal Internationalism

Liberal internationalism is associated with democracy and rule of law. Democracy as a form of governance has not gained universal acceptance though its advocates are on the increase. In recent years it seems that democracy’s spread is halted. China’s spectacular … Continue reading

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New Global Political Order

The nineteenth and the twentieth centuries were dominated by the Western world particularly the United Kingdom and the United States. The U.S. replaced the dominant position of the United Kingdom  after the end of World War II. Growing economic power … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Libyan Intervention

( This article is also archived at gorkhapatra.org.np ) As sixty-days deadline of U.S. Congressional authorization for military action in Libya approaches fast, the Obama administration seems to be engaged in a debate whether it is wise to intervene in … Continue reading

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