Category Archives: Other World

Ethiopia: From peaceful protest to armed uprising

Rebels in northern Ethiopia Graham Peebles says what began as a protest movement in Ethiopia in November 2015 is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising, thanks to the government's brutal repression and the silence of donor states. Read more [...]

ترامب أصبح رئيساً بما يشبه المعجزة، و سيحتاج إلى معجزة كي يستمر (Trump became president by something like a miracle but will need a miracle to continue)

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Dysfunction in the US White House

Lawrence Davidson says President Trump presents “progressives” with an opportunity to form a united front and reform the Democratic Party but wonders if party apparatchiks will stand in the way of meaningful reform. Read more [...]

Protecting terrorists: China blocks UN listing of Pakistani as a globally designated terrorist

Pakistani terror chief Masood Azhar James Dorsey says China’s shielding of terror chief Masood Azhar on behalf Pakistan raises questions about the sincerity of Pakistan’s crackdown on terrorists and China’s willingness to pressure Pakistan not to use terrorists as proxies. Read more [...]

Trump’s assault on human kindness, cooperation and the environment

Trump and envionmental degradation Graham Peebles outlines the grave dangers posed by President Trump and urges people to consistently and creatively engage in coordinated, peaceful protests if Trump and his like are to be cast aside. Read more [...]

فوكوياما يراجع نظريته حول نهاية التاريخ (Fukuyama reviews his theory about the end of history)

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Trump fuels the fire by singling out Iran

Trump fuels the fire in Middle East James Dorsey argues that President Trump’s singling out of Iran, rather than tackling the root causes of violence and instability, risks fuelling sectarianism across the Muslim world and exacerbating ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Read more [...]

Pakistani crackdown on extremists: One hand works to neutralise the other

Pakistani militant leader Hafez Saeed James Dorsey examines the belief in official Pakistani circles that terrorist groups can serve a geopolitical purpose without endangering the fabric of society, which has already been infused by ultra-conservative strands of Islam. Read more [...]

Searching for peace in a troubled world

Peace through justice and sharing Graham Peebles sees inequality at the heart of conflicts and says to achieve piece one must begin by instilling in individuals the principle of sharing, from which cooperation, tolerance and understanding will flow. Read more [...]

Liberals in Muslim world pay the price for Trump and Saudi-supported illiberalism

Donald Trump with fingers on buttons James Dorsey argues that the Islamophobia fuelled by Donald Trump and far-right European politicians benefits not only Saudi-backed ultra-conservative interpretations of Islam, but also their anti-Saudi jihadist offshoots. Read more [...]