Bobby Ghosh

Bobby Ghosh

Member of the editorial board at @bopinion. Ex- @Time, @qz, @CNN, @httweets. Food, football & foreign affairs... not necessarily in that order.

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Some fascinating detail here on how Iran exercises power in Iraq.

I misread the sign, and, fantasizing about stuffing my face with Panipuris, nearly signed up. @ Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

Adnan Pachachi’s courtly dignity was a rare quality among Iraqi politicians. But he lacked both the vision and the viciousness required to survive the shark tank of Baghdad’s Green Zone.

Why NATO nukes in Turkey are making a retired U.S. Air Force general nervous via @bopinion 

From the Department of What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Mobile Nuclear Power Will Enable a Logistics Revolution for the Army @WarOnTheRocks 

Egypt can no longer afford the luxury of a military-dominated economy, argues @tekaldas  via @bopinion 

@elilake  surveys the many ways Iranian activists are getting around the regime's internet blackout via @bopinion 

My latest: The Trump administration should stop making mealy-mouthed pronouncements about the #IranProtests  and actually help Iranians. Here's how: via @bopinion 


Can we just remind ourselves that the #PanamaPapers  are from just ONE law firm, in just ONE tax haven. Tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Refugees don't deserve blame for #ParisAttacks , they deserve even more sympathy: attacks like these are what made them refugees.

India diplomat tells me: "We regard @IvankaTrump  the way we do half-wit Saudi princes. It's in our national interest to flatter them."

People keep saying the India-Pakistan conflict is more dangerous now because both have nukes. But other new weapons greatly increase the risk: Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp... and hyper-nationalistic TV networks.

Man who thinks it is uncool for an Indian-American journalist to edit a newspaper in New Delhi thinks it is fine to give an interview to an Indian-Canadian actor. Or maybe my offense was that I never commissioned stories about the prime-ministerial passion for mangoes?

Yes, Indira Gandhi had the defence ministry portfolio twice, but it's not the same thing when you give yourself the job. #NirmalaSitharaman 

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush is now running for President of Iraq.

Shame on you, Nobel Peace Price committee, for allowing Abdel Sattar#Edhi  to pass, without making him a laureate. You had so many chances.

Man of the moment: Meet Jagdeep Singh, the judge who convicted Dera chief #RamRahim  of rape. via @htTweets