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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Thread: A selection of my columns on #Iran  in 2020. Iran miscalculated gravely in playing chicken with the U.S. Qassem Soleimani's death was the result via @bopinion 

While France indulges Gen. Sisi's repression, Italy has a chance to hold him to account. To paraphrase an #ArabSpring  slogan, Rome should make “We are all Giulio Regeni” its watchword for dealing with Cairo. via @bopinion 

Delighted to see my fellow Americans are discovering the brilliant @Asma_KhanLDN 

Happy end-of-Trump day! Looking forward to going on @CNN  at 8.35am London time, to talk about #Biden ’s foreign-policy challenges with @PoppyHarlowCNN , @jimsciutto  and @clarissaward 

My latest: The roots of #Erdogan 's rage against interest rates, explained by @ghoshworld  via @bopinion 

Looking forward to going on @Quicktake  at 9.05 ET, to talk about Biden's foreign-policy challenges, with @timsteno 

About to go on @Quicktake  to talk about Biden's foreign-policy challenges, with @timsteno 


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."

Hong Kong official reprimands TV station over WHO interview that mentioned Taiwan

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.

This is hugely important: Sudan Ends 30 Years of Islamic Law by Separating Religion, State

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.