Tag Archives: World Affairs

The American Art of Shameless Defiance

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Like many other wars, the eleven years old war in Afghanistan has also turned into an embarrassing defeat of the US-led combat forces but American leadership, both present and promising, still shamelessly vows to engage into many more armed conflicts. It was October 7th, 2001 when the United States along with its western allies launched a military offensive against the ...

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Why We Don’t Need to Intervene in Syria

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For all intents and purposes, non-intervention in Syria is in the interests of not only the Syrian people but also the international community. I am, of course, referring to the current project of proxy intervention undertaken by the West in the country. Otherwise, in general, I am quite ambivalent about humanitarian interventions. A Syria without Bashar al-Assad would undoubtedly be ...

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OPINION: Political Love Triangle Between Israel, Obama and Romney

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In the run-up to the 2012 US presidential elections in November this year, the two candidates vying for the supreme post in the United States of America are clearly indulged in a business to impress a foreign state, a state which greatly influences America’s  politics and economy. On his first foreign visit after being finally nominated as the Republican candidate ...

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OPINION: Is the Arab Spring Challenging Western Hegemony?

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The much-touted development in West Asia, dubbed as the Arab Spring, was assiduously watched and noticed by policymakers, scholars and thinkers worldwide. The United States of America and its key allies like France, Britain, Germany, Italy, and most importantly Israel were the ones who most closely and anxiously monitored the situation on the ground. And among several reasons for this, ...

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OPINION: BRICS Summit 2012: Developments and Challenges Ahead

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On 29 March 2012 Wednesday, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa attended the fourth BRICS in New Delhi, India. The Summit was held with the theme “Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity”. The summit is altogether contrary to the perception that BRICS leaders meet once in a year and click some snaps together. They moved ...

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OPINION: Islamic Banking: A Financial System with Ethics

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Due to the global economic crisis and failure of the prevailing financial system of the world, economists, financial experts and industrialists around the world are looking at Islamic finance and the economic system with sheer optimism. Islamic financial system has turned a frequent discourse in most of the universities, research centers and debates in various western and European countries. Attractiveness ...

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