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President Obama, this is the time to act for Peace and respect Peace Messenger

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 7, 2012

Dear President Obama,

Recently we highlighted these photos and the news when you visited Great Buddha in Japan and Hilari Clinton was placing Lotus flowers on a Buddha statue.

The Buddha is revered as a Messenger of Peace. He is also known as the Light of Asia who is actually the Light of the World as his message of peace and non-violence has become more relevant as the world is facing many violence problems today. The world today has become more violent than ever before. Therefore, it was decided to spread the messages of the Buddha all over the world by observing Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day every year.  Read the rest of this entry »

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End of Cold War? ‘US hate dies with N.Korean leader’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 29, 2011

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Medvedev on US: ‘If they continue to push us around, we’ll push back’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 18, 2011

President Dmitry Medvedev has spoken out after a telephone conversation with his US counterpart, saying Obama’s comments on Russia’s recent parliamentary elections were “unacceptable”.

Speaking to a number of United Russia MPs, Dmitry Medvedev stated that, correctly delivered, thoughts and comments on a country’s electoral process are acceptable – and welcome. But when they are reminiscent of Cold War-era statements, it is outrageous. “That is not a reset [in relations], and I’ve had to remind my colleague of that”, said the president. Read the rest of this entry »

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FBI Releases Russian Spy Ring Videos and Photos, Starring Anna Chapman

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 1, 2011

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Nobel Peace Prize 2011: The Most Disputed Winners (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 9, 2011

  
This must be far from politics to go in respective way. Politics is the only way to make this prize controvers­ial.
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For Pakistan, time to try India as a friend

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 21, 2011

By Adnan Rehmat | DAWN.COM

Is Pakistan set to implode in its exasperating persistence to define itself in only security terms vis-à-vis

A cricket fan gets his face painted with the colors of the Pakistan and Indian national flags ahead of the ICC World Cup semifinal match between India and Pakistan, in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. – AP Photo/File.

India as did the Soviet Union with the United States in a nuclear-shadowed Cold War that lasted 40 years, a numbing fear that consumed three generations, but ended in a barren inevitability 20 years ago of the former collapsing into 13 new countries?

It seems more likely than not, given the few signs that a fundamental rethink in underway in Pakistan in determining what it stands for rather than what it doesn’t stand for, which passes for its schizophrenic identity.

Two specific WikiLeaks cables published in Dawn in recent weeks reveal more than just what is already known about Pakistan’s paranoid obsession with India and the authorship and control of the policy of paranoia by the military establishment. In the first, President Asif Zardari, the commander-in-chief of Pakistan’s armed forces, counters the suggestion of Senator John Kerry that New Delhi is interested in pursuing peace with Islamabad by arguing that India has five times more tanks than Pakistan and that these are Pakistan-specific because the Sino-India border terrain cannot support a tank battle. In the second cable, severe civil-military tensions are revealed over access to and control of American aid flows to Pakistan with the army insisting for, and getting, direct aid and refusing to share details with the elected government even during drafting of the annual budgets.

The oversimplification of the link between military prowess and bilateral relationship – no doubt handed to Zardari in briefings from the military leadership – is disturbing. If Pakistan has to match India tank to tank, plane to plane, soldier to soldier, frigate to frigate and missile to missile before making peace, then it’s a lost battle in perpetuity. If matching military might was the precondition to peace then the world would have been blown up 200 times over because the unending Indo-Pak tensions and Indo-Pak like wars would have been replicated on every shared national border on the planet. What use was there to acquire super-expensive nuclear capability if it didn’t solve the problem of imbalance in conventional military capability? No two nuclear powers have fought a conventional war. Tensions are one thing but war is another. So why still sacrifice national prosperity at the cost of national dignity, as Army chief General Kayani said days after Osama bin Laden was taken out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Overcoming New Decade Challenges

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 27, 2011

Every single day our world spends more than $4 billion on war. However everyday, 20,000 children die of hunger, poverty and a lack of treatment and medicines and millions of people are suffering a lack of their basic needs like food, clean water, clothes and shelter. If only a certain percentage of these funds were used for the benefit of the people worldwide, struggling to have an education, minimum health care, food and housing a lot could be done.

Nuclear power was developed in the name of establishing peace and now this is threatening the whole human race. Current existing amounts of nuclear power are enough to destroy not a single earth but dozens of equivalent earths. What will happen if the nuclear power will get into terrorists’ hand? This is today’s one of the biggest concerns for world leaders.

By  Ram Kumar Shrestha, Global Coordinator, Kapilvastu Day Movement

With 2010 heralding the dawn of a new decade; this decade offers many challenges and opportunities. Global warming, political instability, recession, terrorism, disaster were the major problems of the decade and the ultimate source of these problems is not external – it is us and only us, our current lifestyles, our historical choices, our way of thinking and doing with full of selfishness and our future ambitions. We ourselves, therefore, must be the solution. Now the world is already in very crucial moment and this provides opportunity as well to the world leaders, scientists and humanitarian activists to show their capability and broadness and prove themselves as historic persons. One of the most important questions we are facing today due to the reality we are facing in the name of development is: “Do we really love our generations or not?” This is already clear that just the continuation of existing development trend without drastic changes could destroy the world very soon and we, hence, must have new perspectives to bring everything in the right track.

Every single day our world spends more than $4 billion on war. However everyday, 20,000 children die of hunger, poverty and a lack of treatment and medicines and millions of people are suffering a lack of their basic needs like food, clean water, clothes and shelter. If only a certain percentage of these funds were used for the benefit of the people worldwide, struggling to have an education, minimum health care, food and housing a lot could be done. Read the rest of this entry »

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South Sudan Independence Vote: A Look At The New Countries Since 1990 (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 9, 2011


What about former USSR? Anyway I like the case of Germany as it was united.
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“Iron Lady” Thatcher’s role in rattling 1980 Moscow Olympics revealed

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010

Today, Britain’s National Archives released top-secret documents from around the time of the Cold War that help explain why Margaret Thatcher was dubbed “The Iron Lady”.

In 1980, a geopolitical game of high stakes was being played out in Afghanistan between the Western powers and the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, much to the consternation of then-UK Prime Minister Lady Thatcher, a different sort of game was taking place miles away in the Russian capital.

Just as the Soviet military machine was settling into the inhospitable land of Afghanistan for the long haul, athletes from around the world – despite a boycott by some nations – were descending on Moscow for the 1980 Olympic Games, the first (and so far only) Olympics to be held in Eastern Europe.

According to newly released top-secret documents published today, this turn of events did not please the Conservative government of Baroness Thatcher.

Thatcher applied undue pressure on the British Olympics Association (BOA) not to participate in the 1980 Moscow Olympics as a means of protesting the Soviet invasion.  Read the rest of this entry »

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A ‘hedge’ strategy toward China

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 16, 2010

The Washington Post By Fareed Zakaria

Two years ago Barack Obama was superman. Now he can’t do anything right.

His trip to Asia has been reported as a failure because he didn’t get a trade deal with South Korea or a currency devaluation from China. But the visit had broader purposes and was largely successful at those, though this is just the start of a complex set of foreign policies that should constitute the core of a new American grand strategy.

For the negative reporting, Obama has only himself to blame. Doubtless egged on by his political advisers, Obama cast his trip to Asia as about jobs, jobs, jobs. If the president was truly crafting a trade trip, someone sent him to the wrong places. Only one of the countries he visited (Japan) is among the top six destinations for U.S. exports. He could have saved a lot of fuel and traveled to Canada and Mexico, which together buy 20 times as many American goods and services as does India and 10 times as many as does South Korea. (Indonesia is not even in the top 20 countries that buy U.S. exports.)

In fact, by undertaking this trip to India, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia, Obama was making America’s opening move in a new great power game unfolding in Asia. Until now, China’s rise had been talked about more as an abstraction. But events over the past few months have made the rise of China tangible in the eyes of many Asians. They are watching how the United States will react. Read the rest of this entry »

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Germany Celebrates 20 Years Of Reunification (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 5, 2010


Many countries divided. Only German reunited and still no problem. Good message.
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Russian Spies Deported

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 9, 2010


Due to 5:2 ratio spy swap between USA and Russia many American blaming Obama and Obama supporters blaming Foreign Affairs. Interesting! Anyway politics is politics.
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Russia Spy Swap: U.S. And Russian Officials Approach Cold War Remix

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 8, 2010


Which country will be benefited more with this program – USA or Russia?
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