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Before starting, I would like to say that much of being a journalist or anyone with an interest in Foreign Affairs, is to follow world news and analysis stories. Now while doing that, the easiest option of getting a round up is searching Google news World…or following Praveen Swami’s Twitter. For those who know, well…much of the news you read here, you must have already come across. (Though you will miss my rapier wit and opinions.) For those who don’t, he is the Diplomatic Editor of the Daily Telegraph, London. If you are a student of the World politics, and you still don’t follow him, go drown…

Here is the latest World Watch. Basically everything latest, that you ought to read. Or in other words, another OBL hangover. Because, what else can dominate newsrooms anyways?

1. First comes Obama. Anything good he does, is automatically drawn in with a sneer of his previous peacenik image, his irrational foreign policy before when he was elected, and his change, because of the practical humbling lessons of general real-politik and world affairs. The bloke got his eye opened from the dreamy self he had before, due to the running of the cold, cynical World, which is good…

Here, the “Good Talibans” (which is an oxymoron) he once supported, says that they firmly are part of Al Qaeda. Which brings us to this tribute of George W Bush. About time, the man gets some respect and recognition he deserves.

2. Apparently, the “Democratic Egypt” with the winds of change, is not quite the place which the World imagined it would be…its rapidly going down to the Pakistan of Middle East, with military rule, and massive persecution of minorities…

3. The reactions in the Arab World, regarding OBL having a “fishy” demise at the bottom of the sea…

4. Which brings us to this excellent gem of a piece, which basically proves, USA supported every country from Mediterranean sea, to the Bay of Bengal, which it should not have supported. The only country it didn’t support till Bush reversed decades old US foreign policy, was India. Thankfully now, things are different…

5. Finally, the only pretty face of the lass peeping through a group of macho men, in the now-iconic Situation room photo, was Audrey Tomason. Yes, the only lass, as I consider Hillary to be pretty manly.


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