2012 : A REVIEW OF WORLD POLITICS !

‘ IT’S THE WORST OF TIMES ; IT’S THE BEST OF TIMES ! ‘

It’s an old custom to reflect back upon the time that gone by And We are someway accustomed for such stock-taking!

The Year 2012 has witnessed many upheavals and predicted many omens for 2013.The world remains mostly preoccupied with the middle-east where SYRIA topped the news charts as a perennial battleground full of civil-strifes and foreign meddlings.As per the UNO-REPORT,as many as 50 000 people lost their lives and more than a million fled into the nearby countries of Turkey n Lebonan! The Fierce Power Struggle Between The Ruling Assad Forces n The Loose Groups of Various Oppositions Has Been Going On And Has No Signs Of Any Solutions In Sight So Far!

The Unique Phenomenon Named,’ARAB-SPRING’ Has Completed Its Two Years In The Arab World With Results More Vague n Of Mixedbag Nature!IN TOTALITY,THE YEAR 2012 CAN’T BE TERMED AS GOOD FOR THE REGION.

The conditions of many african countries have been extremely pathetic!NIGER was the worst hit as one of its regions,SAHEL, was without foods and chronic hunger ,rather starvation was reported .The Crisis in Sudan Hit new lows and thousands fled or killed in the internal war.The United Nations, The United States, The European Union n others have been generous in providing aids in many forms,yet,the requirements in many african countries are much more and that, in part , is the result of poor governance and the all pervasive militia culture and of course the lack of technology to harness the vast potentials of Africa in terms of natural n human resources!

Asia has witnessed some important changes as the change of guards in China n North Korea took place which has very far reaching impacts in coming times.

Myanmar(Burma) has given good signs as it came out of its isolation and the democratic process taking strong shape in the present transitionary period.AUNG SAN SUI KYI,The legendary pro democracy leader has fought election n won n started her parliamentary journey.SHE ALSO VISITED US,UK AND NORWAY(where she accepted the Nobel Peace Award n gave a brilliant acceptance speech. . .she couldn’t receive the award when she was chosen for it in early nineties for she was leading an incarcerated life).

SOUTH KOREA Also got its new premier n so did JAPAN.

INDIAN POLITICAL SCENARIO REMAINED GRIM AS THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY LED GOVERNMENT HEADED BY A RATHER PUPPET MAN,MR.MAN MOHAN SINGH, HAS BEEN EATING INTO THE VITALS OF INDIAN SOCIO-POLITICAL STANDING.
2012 REMAINED AN YEAR OF SCAMS,SCANDALS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL GOVERNANCE!THE YEAR CLOSES WITH A GANGRAPE IN INDIA’S CAPITAL CITY,NEW DELHI,THAT MADE ALL INDIANS ASHAMED!

The year 2012 was an election year for the people of the united states and there has been lots of ups n downs in the election campaigns ,but,the end result didn’t appear shocking as americans still chose a man who couldn’t live upto his own promises and the expectations of people,MR.BARACK HUSAIN OBAMA. But,the time was rather tougher for america and mr.obama did deliver the best that a man under such dismal economical conditions could have done!
The year end talk of ‘fiscal-cliff’ didn’t bring any hope till the time i started to write this.
AMERICA IS CERTAINLY PASSING THROUGH VERY DIFFICULT PLUS TRYING TIMES! There were deadly shootings and natural catastrophies plaguing the country and its fiscal management showing little signs of progress!
But, AMERICA IS PRETTY MUCH RESILIENT AND IT COULD SURELY BOUNCE BACK SHORTLY !

Europe has been battling its grim economy as nations like Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland ,to name a few,have been in dire straits!The change of guards in Italy, Greece n Spain didn’t bring any noteworthy changes!
Banks are on their nadir and unemployment grows beyond control!

Despite its worst plight in years,THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL ,got the Nobel Peace Prize !
2012 was the worst year for Europe in recent memory!

Playing host to the Olympics n Paralympics,the Great Britain Has Got Its Fair Share Of Reviews,but,the media has always been in the dock for trespass and intrusion into people’s privacy!

Great Britain along with Germany,where Merkel Got Another Term And France,where Sarko Had To Go With His Supermodel wife,giving way to the leftist Mr.Francois Hollande, have had moments of good cheers!
OVER ALL,NOT A SATISFACTORY YEAR FOR EUROPE TOO!

(To be continued. . . .)

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
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OBAMA NAMED TIME MAGAZINE’S PERSON OF THE YEAR 2012 !

President Obama Declared The Winner Of Time Magazine’s Highly Revered and At Times, Controversial Poll That Crowns Someone Who Impacts The Most In A Particular Year As ‘TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR’.People Give Importance To Time Magazine’s Choice Worldwide – Thanks To Time Magazine’s International Standing !

Beating The Likes Of The Sensational Poster-Girl Of Protest Against The Repressive Regime,MALALA YOUSAFZAI and The Apple Inc.’s TIM COOK and The Egyptian Confused President,MUHAMMED MORSI and A Group Of Other Notables From The Entire World, OBAMA SHOWS THAT HE IS MOST IMPORTANT MAN,largely due to his second win of the us’ presidency,AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING !

TIME Has Dwelt At Length On Obama’s Seemingly Mega Win Of This November Presidential Election And Expressed Facts That Though Obama Won Two Less States Than In 2008, But, Still He Held To A Whopping Margin (Something That Was Quite Unexpected Given The Obiquitious Neck-a-Neck Fight With Mitt. Romney).

Time Magazine Also Highlighted Mr. Obama’s Emotional-Quotient or E.Q. And Illustrated It With His Cries After His Second Term Win and His Speech Post Sandy Hook Massacre,CT !

Time Also Mutely Hinted Obama’s Failures Of The Last Four Years And The Mounting Challenges That He Faces On Fiscal Management Coupled With A Growing Sense Of Despair Amongst The Work Force Who Continue To Grapple With The Basic Problems Like Jobs,Housing n Savings!

Obama Also Has Rather Bigger Challenges On International Front,especially,With The Burning n Instable Arab World n Israel.

Time Gave Huge Credit To Obama’s Healthcare Policy Measures n His Below The Par,Yet, Sustained Efforts To Improvise The Economy !

IT IS A POPULAR SAYING : ‘WINNERS TAKE ALL’ and A SecondTerm Win Has Pushed Many A Failures Of Obama Under The Mat, But, It’s Not The TIME MAGAZINES that will write history,Rather,IT’S THAT HORRIBLE UNIVERSAL CONCEPT (TIME) THAT SHALL BE THE ULTIMATE ARBITER !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
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ARAB-SPRING AND EGYPT : RANDOM MUSINGS !

The Arab Spring Is Passing Through Its Wintery Days And That Augurs A Chaotic Arab World !

Egypt Has Thrown Results That Cast Shadow On The Success Of The Revolution That Overthrew One Of The Most Powerful Dictators In Modern Arab World,Mr.Hosni Mubarak And That Caught A Rather Unprecedented World Attention Which Was Sustained Till A Couple Of Months Ago!
Dictators Like Mubarak,Ben Ali,Gaddhafi Were Never So Much Theo-Centric And Had By n Large A Secular Governance!
Sadly,The Composition Of The Winning Alliances Post Free Elections, Is Deeply Colored With Islam(not true islam,but,the distorted variety).
Religion Is Being Forcibly Mixed With The Governance And,Without Doubts,Such Heady Cocktails Are Always Dangerous!

Muslim Brotherhood Has Taken The Place Of Hosni Mubarak In Terms Of Ignoring People’s Opinions or Voice And, With An Extra Add-on In Form Of Shariah, It’s Gonna Be More Lethal Than Mubarak !

Arab-Spring Is Fast Losing Much Of Its Shean And That’s Pretty Much Sadder Aspect Of The Glorious Upsurge Of People Against The Long Practised Injustice And Oppression By The Ruling Elites In The Arab World !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
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