OPINION

Meet the new Cabinet

So who are the 10 new ministers and what are their backgrounds. I present a list of the 10 here. The Foreign Minister is the party spokesperson and one of the founders of DNT, Lyonpo (Dr) Tandin Dorji, 50, has masters in international public health and MBA and who worked …

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Bhutan Gets A Brand New Set Of Cabinet

The madness is behind us – elections are over and we now have a brand new set of Cabinet Members. They may not be the leaders some of us chose – but from here on, they will lead us and our lives will be intrinsically linked to what they do …

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America’s Ongoing Civil War

– By Jeffrey D. Sachs NEW YORK – America continues be in a state of civil war. Not just a civil war, but the civil war. In the first round, back in the 1860s, the Confederacy lost. Yet now the Confederacy is temporarily on top. The United States remains one …

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Why is Democracy Faltering?

NEW YORK – Jair Bolsonaro, the frontrunner for the Brazilian presidency, is a far-right, gun-loving, media-baiting hyper-nationalist. The fact that he would be right at home among many of today’s global leaders – including the leaders of some of the world’s major democracies – should worry us all. This compels …

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The China Backlash

HONG KONG – On a recent official visit to China, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticized his host country’s use of major infrastructure projects – and difficult-to-repay loans – to assert its influence over smaller countries. While Mahathir’s warnings in Beijing against “a new version of colonialism” stood out for …

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Journalism’s Comeback

OXFORD – After years of ill health, the news industry is finally showing signs of a modest recovery. According to the Digital News Report 2018 – the most comprehensive survey of digital media consumption – subscriptions are trending up while consumer confidence has stabilized. For a much-maligned business that trades in trust, …

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Profit Sharing Now

NEW YORK – At the British Labour Party’s annual conference in Liverpool this month, the shadow chancellor of the exchequer, John McDonnell, proposed a profit-sharing scheme that would grant workers equity in the firms where they are employed. McDonnell raised this idea in what was decidedly a political speech; and …

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Bhutan’s 3rd Parliamentary Elections: One Down, One More To Go

So, the Primary round of our 3rd Parliamentary elections is behind us and we now look forward to the General round. The result did not disappoint – it was unavoidable that Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) would emerge victorious. I foresaw too that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would not make it to the General round …

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Messages from 4 Presidents

Message from Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa President With utmost humility, I, on behalf of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa team, congratulate all political parties for their participation in the primary round of the third National Assembly elections. It is a matter of pride, to be part of the process with political parties formidable …

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Home Dzongkhag advantage for Party presidents

With the primary round of election for the National Assembly 2018 just near the doorsteps, one of the most common observations cited by politicians in the field is that majority of the Bhutanese electorates have matured enough to better comprehend the electoral processes and analyze the unrealistic political pledges well …

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