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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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The neo-Pharaohs and neo-fascists of our time

I don’t know where to begin. In many parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America, the regimes in power are acting like the Pharaohs of the time of Moses (Musa alayhis salam). They feel no accountability and have no remorse for their criminal activities. National wealth is abused and consumed as personal wealth. Their arrogance and criminality knows no bounds. They have enacted laws (often through kangaroo parliaments, and if need be, via kangaroo courts) to empower them so much that they have become the absolute winners where everyone else loses. Naturally, absolute power has corrupted them absolutely.

The neo-Pharaohs and neo-fascists of our time
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Nitish Sailing In Two Boats

The art of sailing in two boats perhaps comes easily to politicians. The secret is that they do it mostly covertly that leaves scope for speculation but not confirmation of their duality. The Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has managed to perform this delicate balancing task quite successfully though a fellow politician from his state, Ram Vilas Paswan, has a ‘better’ record, having been a union minister in nearly all the governments of the last 30 years or so during which the country has been ruled by the Janata Dal, Congress and the BJP-led coalitions.

 Nitish Kumar - Chief Minister Bihar
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Fall of Mosul: challenge before Iraqis outweighs the victory

Mosul in Iraq, the second largest city, has fallen – and in full ruins; Raqqa in Syria will suffer the same fate in the next few weeks, sounding the death knell for the ambition of the ISIS in their quest for establishing a mythical caliphate encompassing Iraq and a large part of Syria.

Fall of Mosul: challenge before Iraqis outweighs the victory
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