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27 July 2017 20:31 (South Africa)

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  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

In Pakistan last week, Hillary Clinton played defense when Pakistani audiences accused the US of conducting "executions without trial" through aerial drone strikes. Clinton’s own blunt talk aimed at prodding Pakistan to go beyond their current military campaign against internal militants in South Waziristan, noting that the assault on Pakistani Taliban elements would not be complete unless they target Al-Qaeda too. But some of the ordinary Pakistanis she spoke with showed a very public resentfulness towards US policies. In one forum broadcast live, Clinton struggled to avoid revealing classified efforts to target terrorists while at the same time still clarifying the intentions of American foreign policy in the region. One participant queried Clinton, asking, “Is it [US policy] the killing of people in drone attacks?” The same woman then followed up, asking Clinton if she agreed that both US missile strikes and militant bombings were terrorism. Not surprisingly, Clinton did not. Read more: AP

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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