Diptesh Soni

Diptesh Soni

@dipteshpsoni

Diptesh Soni is a management consultant based in Joburg, South Africa and a graduate of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Twitter: @dipteshpsoni

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The Student Journals

The Two-Party System is Dead

It’s amazing, when you think about it, that a nation so diverse and populous such as the US can so neatly trim, brand, and package its vast political spectrum into an a) or b) multiple choice. A) Republicans. B) Democrats

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Domestic issues show South Africa still has a long way to go ...

Diptesh Soni goes beyond the national politics of South Africa, and provides a fascinating look at domestic circumstances in the country, and how they relate to its progression.

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The Student Journals

US – Iranian Relations: A Bruised Past

With the US ratcheting up rhetoric and sanctions against Iran daily, it’s easy to think that this new pending war is a recent development brought on by a hostile Iran...

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The Puppet & the Puppeteer: Sheldon Adelson, Newt Gingrich, and Politics Post-Citizens United

Sheldon Adelson has the appearance of a near comical villain. His jowls sag, his hair is sparse and combed over, he twists his crumpled face in to a treacherous smile as he hunches over a cane and hobbles from here to there. He is like the shameful lovechild of Jabba the Hut and The Penguin...

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The Obama Doctrine, or Lack Thereof

Unlike his predecessor, President Obama has had little in the way of a doctrine or grand strategy. Instead, Obama’s foreign policy has reflected his calculated political nature...

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The Student Journals

The Moral Indefensibility of Newton LeRoy Gingrich

"There is something very sinister – and perhaps disgusting - about a man who can so brazenly try to attribute his moral deficiencies to his moral convictions."

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CEO in Chief Willard Mitt Romney

"The very fact that Romney, a white CEO with a wealthy background and a large SuperPAC, is so well poised to be the next President is in itself telling, especially when contrasted with the messages of Hope and Change purported four years ago by the half-African, Hawaiian-born liberal from Chicago we now call President Obama."

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The Student Journals

All Hail Shale: Is Natural Gas Really All That It's Fracked Up to Be ...

Could the natural gas revolution end America’s foreign oil addiction? Not likely - as it stands, shale gas is another "Band-Aid solution to a quick fix nation," Diptesh Soni writes.

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8 Lessons Learned From The Campaign | Student Journals

Amongst the jokes in director Jay Roach’s latest comedy, there are some truths about the current state of American politics to be unearthed, Diptesh Soni writes.

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Checking out the Republican candidates: A Veritable Circus

Diptesh Soni is a Commentator for The Student Journals and is studying for an MA at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Photography: Iowa Politics
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Close Encounters of the Tea Party Kind

Diptesh Soni is a Commentator for The Student Journals and is studying for an MA at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Centre of US Politics, the White House. Photogra...

The Student Journals

Really?! Idiotic Things Republican Presidential Candidates Have Said (So Far…)

Diptesh Soni is a Commentator for The Student Journals and is studying for an MA at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
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Syria – A Crisis of Layered Complexity

As the death toll mounts, Diptesh Soni analyses what makes the Syrian crisis so complex.

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The Faces of American Racism

Diptesh Soni is a Commentator for The Student Journals and is studying for an MA at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Photography: Werth Media
On February 26, 2012 in...