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Saturday, Jan 18, 2020
Bobby Ghosh

Bobby Ghosh


Bobby Ghosh was editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times. He has spent over two decades covering international affairs, including long stints as correspondent and editor in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the US. He tweets as @ghoshworld

articles by Bobby Ghosh (38 results)
Jan 31, 2017 10:54
To remain mute in the face of such bare-faced bigotry is reprehensible, and it will carry a high political cost. Americans, individuals as well as organizations, are keeping tabs of who’s saying what at this critical moment in their nation’s history.... read more
Jan 24, 2017 16:16
A year ago in Cairo, and recently in Davos, Xi Jinping appeared as a man with a plan to address global concerns as Washington is reducing its presence in many parts of the world. But beyond Xi’s rhetoric, Beijing has not yet demonstrated any interest... read more
Jan 10, 2017 12:57
Even the few foreign affairs success Obama now claims will be found historically flawed. He will be remembered as the man who gave the order to kill Osama bin Laden, but did nothing to punish Pakistan for harbouring America’s greatest enemy read more
Dec 13, 2016 18:58
The American president-elect has been avoiding daily security briefings by the intelligence services. A man so plainly ignorant about the world should be asking for a double dose of briefings read more
Dec 06, 2016 22:12
We should be grateful to Babasaheb Ambedkar for a democratic exercise that our constitution doesn’t allow: Referendums read more
Nov 29, 2016 14:56
Fidel Castro’s apologists paint him as a Third World champion in the political contest against the First, but the truth is he was a Communist dictator who left Cuba decrepit and its people unhappy read more
Nov 22, 2016 13:41
Sparing Trump’s feelings is not the reason Obama should keep his opinion to himself. The dignity of the office demands that the courtesy be extended even to the most undignified person imaginable. read more
Nov 15, 2016 16:22
Hillary Clinton’s defeat may have weakened Angela Merkel, and improved the chances of Marine Le Pen, whose politics mirrors Donald Trump’s read more
Nov 10, 2016 12:06
Trump is not likely to find much motivation for moderation as he looks across the wider world. Instead, he will find that leaders who say and do outrageous things are not only getting away with it, they’re being rewarded for it, with public approbation.... read more
Nov 09, 2016 17:17
Trump is bad for India because he is bad for his own country, and the wellbeing of the US is now closely connected to our own. read more
Nov 02, 2016 07:07
During the 1988 US presidential election, the national mood was captured by a popular bumper sticker: THANK GOD WE ONLY HAVE TO PICK ONE OF THEM. Starting on November 9, I could start selling a bumper sticker: COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE: WE COULD HAVE PICKED... read more
Oct 25, 2016 21:16
Peace along the India-China border is not being damaged by the visit by the American envoy to Tawang, but by the clandestine infiltration along the frontier by Chinese troops read more
Oct 18, 2016 21:13
The words Muslawis will want to hear have not yet been uttered — assurances that their city will not be given over to vengeful Shia death-squads or covetous Kurds, promises of political inclusion and economic opportunity read more
Oct 11, 2016 19:54
The Houthis have not previously been known to possess such firepower. Inevitably, fingers will be pointed at their patron, Iran. The US will also worry about the potential for these weapons to fall into the hands of al-Qaeda’s Yemeni operation, which... read more