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Nile Bowie

Nile Bowie

Nile Bowie
Nile Bowie is a political analyst and photographer currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bowie grew up in New York City and is the son of two art photographers who established themselves by photographing America’s poor and destitute. Bowie left the United States in his teens to pursue photojournalism and has resettled in South East Asia. As a political analyst, he has explored issues of American foreign policy and its influence on militarism in the Islamic world, China’s emerging role as global power, and inter-Korean stability and security, contributing to outlets such as Russia Today, the New Straits Times, the Asia Times, the Tehran Times, and the Center for Research on Globalization. He can be reached on Twitter or at nilebowie@gmail.com.
Obama’s killing fields in Yemen Obama’s killing fields in Yemen
Washington’s drone program isn’t making Yemen safer – it is traumatizing and radicalizing communities, and swelling the ranks of Al-Qaeda. April 24, 2014 12:12 2
​Cuba’s economic reforms: Socialism with neoliberal characteristics? ​Cuba’s economic reforms: Socialism with neoliberal characteristics?
Havana has prioritized foreign investment and private enterprise, slashed state-sector jobs, while seeking closer cooperation with the European Union. Will Cuba’s latest market-based reforms undermine the social gains of the 1959 Revolution? April 16, 2014 11:26 11
Syria’s sarin whodunit: Assigning responsibility for war crime Syria’s sarin whodunit: Assigning responsibility for war crime
​Who crossed the red line in Syria? Figures within US intelligence circles may know who engineered the August 21 chemical attack in Ghouta, but the Obama administration has a stake in making sure the responsible parties are not held accountable. April 09, 2014 07:48 7
​Obama in Saudi Arabia: Will Riyadh really go it alone? ​Obama in Saudi Arabia: Will Riyadh really go it alone?
Saudi officials are highly displeased over Washington’s overtures to Iran and reluctance to strike Syria and have threatened to break away from the US sphere, but the monarchy may still see an oil-for-security partnership with the US as the safest policy. March 31, 2014 01:22 23
On Beijing’s bad side: Malaysia faces political costs of MH370 disaster On Beijing’s bad side: Malaysia faces political costs of MH370 disaster
​The puzzling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has seriously harmed Malaysia’s image abroad, and the government’s handling of the crisis has garnered criticism from domestic opposition parties and key ally, China. March 24, 2014 09:38 14
Will Israel’s demand for ‘Jewish state’ acceptance legitimize apartheid? Will Israel’s demand for ‘Jewish state’ acceptance legitimize apartheid?
A lasting peace agreement between Israel and Palestine will forever be hypothetical as long as ethnic Arabs are forced to acquiesce to punishing structures of discrimination as part of the Obama administration’s new framework for peace. March 11, 2014 11:36 39
​US hypocrisy over ‘Russian aggression’ in Ukraine ​US hypocrisy over ‘Russian aggression’ in Ukraine
As divisions deepen between the eastern and western regions of Ukraine, the backers of the putsch regime in Kiev portray Russia as a reckless aggressor to absolve their own responsibility for engineering the crisis. March 04, 2014 11:34 52
​Is Japan’s Shinzo Abe pivoting to the past? ​Is Japan’s Shinzo Abe pivoting to the past?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has placed himself at the helm of countries that seek to counter China’s rise, as Tokyo’s right-wing leadership looks intent to ramp up its aggressive nationalistic stance with US support. February 18, 2014 09:18 16
​Thailand’s political crisis: Time up for Thaksin? ​Thailand’s political crisis: Time up for Thaksin?
General elections are widely seen as the answer to Thailand’s crippling political impasse, though Yingluck Shinawatra’s embattled government may be removed through either judicial or extra-legal means regardless of her performance at the polls. February 03, 2014 08:16 21

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