Two main political parties in the United States are pumped
up for the upcoming presidential election.
For the Democratic Party, this is a historic moment since
they have put forward the first African-American
For the Republicans it is also historic. Republican Party
has chosen a woman as their vice presidential candidate. It is also a battle
for credibility with regard to their domestic and foreign policy.
In today's show, our listeners asked questions regarding issues and policies
relevant to US presidential election including Iraq war, Israel-Palestinian
conflict, Barack Obama and John McCain's credentials etc.
Our panelists are Dr Ali Riaz, Hita Brata Ray and Iffat Nawaz.
Dr. Ali Riaz is the Chairman of the Department of Politics and
Government at Illinois State University. He is currently a full Professor. Prior to joining Illinois State University he has taught at
Claflin University in South Carolina, and the University of Lincoln in England.
Hita Brata Ray formerly of Foreign Service Institute, is a
political commentator and writer. He is also known as an avid “Dotara” player.
Iffat Nawaz is a Bangladeshi American writer and has a
regular column in a newspaper in Bangladesh. She writes on immigrant issues in
the USA. She is based in Washington DC.
Ahsanul Huq hosted the show.