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Sanjay Sanghoee is the author of Killing Wall Street, a new thriller about the financial crisis, as well as Merger, a corporate thriller praised by Chicago Tribune, BARRON’s and others. He is also a commentator.

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Taboo Nation: Bill Maher, Islam and the Censorship of Ideas

(24) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 5:58 PM

It's a familiar feeling. Post anything in the press or on social media that is unpopular and be prepared for a venomous backlash by those who disagree with you. That, of course, is the essence of free speech, but it is no longer free when the outrage expressed against unpopular...

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Why Narendra Modi's Critics Are Wrong

(14) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 3:25 PM

As they say: It's the economy, stupid.

Lately, it has become fashionable to criticize everything, no matter what the validity or consequences of that criticism. Nowhere is it more on display than in the aftermath of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to the U.S. and his speech at...

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When Will NYC Crack Down on Reckless Cyclists?

(9) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 11:42 AM

This really should be the last straw.

A 59-year old mother of two from Connecticut, Jill Tarlov, who was struck by an allegedly speeding cyclist last week, has died. An accident for sure but one that could have been prevented if the cyclist, Jason Marshall, had not been...

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Clean Energy and the Path to U.S. Energy Independence

(2) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 8:53 AM

As tensions in the Middle East rise, and show every likelihood of continuing for a long time, the U.S. needs to step up its efforts to achieve energy independence and take advantage of every possible source of energy. Historically, the U.S. has been able to rely on Arab nations to...

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Why India Should Take Al Qaeda's Threat Very Seriously

(3) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 5:41 PM

On the heels of the carnage spread by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Al Qaeda released a video declaring the creation of a South Asian wing to wage terror in India. India, of course, has suffered from protracted religious strife between its native Muslims and Hindus, who outnumber the former...

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Why We Should Tip Service Workers Generously

(37) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 11:25 AM

There are few topics on which Americans disagree as much as tipping. While some tip generously as a matter of habit, others find the practice offensive and unfair.

The latter is because of common misconceptions about tipping.

Contrary to popular opinion, tipping service workers such as at a restaurant or...

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How ISIS Could Change the War on Terror Dramatically

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 5:27 PM

As the U.S. government debates the best strategy to neutralize ISIS, it should also consider the wider aspects of the War on Terror it has been fighting for more than a decade.

After September 11, 2001, the U.S. found itself in uncharted territory. Unlike previous wars, our nation...

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Will the Middle East Achieve Peace Out of Conflict?

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 10:42 AM

The Middle East is no stranger to conflict. After a deceptive period of relative internal stability under the iron hand of despotic rulers, the region has fallen victim to the very fundamentalism that it allowed to breed in its midst and exported to the world. That fundamentalism has now reached...

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How Ukraine Can Avoid Russia's Cold War Trap

(3) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Earlier this week I wrote about why Russia might invade Ukraine to precipitate a new Cold War, with long-term economic concerns driving Vladimir Putin's actions. Now, Russia is moving an aid convoy, consisting of 280 trucks, toward Kiev with the ostensible goal of providing humanitarian relief to pro-Russian...

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Why President Obama Is Right on Foreign Policy

(22) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 5:12 PM

Hillary Clinton surprised both Republicans and Democrats with her sharp criticism of President Obama over his foreign policy, calling it a "Don't do stupid stuff" strategy that did not conform to the definition of a policy at all.

Her assessment has merit but is also unfair. America's foreign policy is...

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What Hamas and ISIS Have In Common

(9) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 8:50 PM

In the most disturbing development in the bloody saga of Iraq yet, the militant group ISIS has taken over a crucial dam which could cause a humanitarian crisis of disastrous proportions for religious minorities in the region. At the same time, Hamas is refusing to disarm...

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Why Russia Could Invade Ukraine

(24) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 4:23 PM

The crisis in Ukraine continues to get worse against a backdrop of conflicting signals.

Pro-Russian separatists have called for a ceasefire but Ukrainian forces continue to pound them in Donetsk. At the same time, the Ukrainian government says it is willing to accept an international aid mission...

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Ending Hatred Toward Israel Along With the Gaza Conflict

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 12:19 PM

After nearly a month of fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt, and it seems the conflict might finally come to an end. But the broader issues surrounding Israel and Palestine still remain and it is anyone's guess whether they will be...

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Israel-Gaza: War, Terrorism and Change in the Middle East

(7) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 9:33 PM

The current conflict in Gaza has polarized the world and pitted those with Palestinian and Israeli sympathies against each other in a way that has rarely been seen before. Inundated by images of human suffering, people are understandably emotional about the conflict.

Still, as the crisis in the Middle East...

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Why Labor and Women Are the Keys to India's Economic Success

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 6:17 PM

Since the close of India's election last month, investors have been hopeful that the world's largest democracy can finally turn its economy around under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But before the country can realize its potential as a free market economy, Modi will need to tackle critical challenges in its...

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How Social Media Is Fueling the Israel-Palestine Conflict in Gaza

(11) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 7:19 PM

Ever since Israel began its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, both the press and social media have been abuzz with opinions about the conflict. While the opinions of professional journalists have been somewhat balanced, the rhetoric on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms has been anything but, devolving into...

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India's Rare Chance to Redefine Capitalism

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 2:33 PM

India's historic opportunity to institute free market reform has excited the imagination of investors and economic analysts, but what should really enthuse everyone is the nation's unique chance to redefine capitalism. With the election of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it's positioned to create a brand of capitalism that fits...

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An Indian Culinary Oasis in New York

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 12:55 PM

For most diners, Indian food is synonymous with spice. But spice is but one factor in the preparation of delectable Indian cuisine, and while many restaurants in New York provide serviceable fare that gives the American palate the 'kick' it desires, very few take it to the next level, and...

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Is It Time to Update the Second Amendment?

(146) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:07 PM

As Winston Churchill famously said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they have tried everything else." It was a backhanded compliment about our ability to find the courage to do what is necessary, and time and again, Americans have risen to the challenge.

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Why Mayor de Blasio Should Pay Attention to NYC's Subways

(3) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 7:57 PM

As any New Yorker can tell you, our subway system is not just a means of transportation but a democratic lifeline that connects every part of the city -- rich and poor, east and west, professionals and students, hipster and inner-city -- closely with each other.

For sure, the...

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