Category Archives: Other World

US reactions to the death of Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro Lawrence Davidson explains why Americans of Cuban descent celebrated the death of Fidel Castro, and why American conservatives are unable to comprehend the historical facts behind the evolution of Castro’s regime. Read more [...]

Local fear and ignorance in the rise of Donald Trump

Martin Luther King on ignorance Lawrence Davidson explains how Americans can vote for a charlatan such as Donald Trump in terms of the “30-mile phenomenon, that is, ignorance of and indifference towards what goes on beyond the 30-mile radius of where they live. Read more [...]

Donald Trump’s moment: Will it last?

Donald Trump looking monkey-like Lawrence Davidson considers whether Donald Trump will try to meet his campaign pledges and bankrupt the country and alienating traditional US allies, or slot himself into the existing political system in Washington and thereby lose his domestic supporters. Read more [...]

American liberals unleashed the Trump monster

Donald Trump with a clenched fist Jonathan Cook argues that the reason Donald Trump is heading to the Oval Office is because the US Democratic Party rigged the primaries to ensure that a candidate who could have beaten Trump, Bernie Sanders, did not get on the ticket. Read more [...]

فوكوياما يراجع نظريته حول نهاية التاريخ

Francis Fukuyama مراجعة من إعداد منذر Read more [...]

Did Canadian taxpayers foot Islamic State’s recruitment bill?

Kadiza Sultana The horrifying case of Kadiza Sultana: Read more [...]

Taking on militants: A fight for the soul of Pakistan

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia James Dorsey argues that Pakistan’s social fabric is being fundamentally altered for the worse by official acquiescence and open support for Saudi-funded groups that promote intolerance, misogyny and sectarianism. Read more [...]

Customising the truth: groupthink and US foreign policy follies

Groupthink Lawrence Davidson examines the groupthink, ideological blinkers and the “we know better” attitude that blind US policy makes to the truth even when it hits them in the face, and condemns them to repeat the same follies. Read more [...]

Blasphemy case highlights devastating impact of Saudi ultra-conservatism on Pakistani society

Wahhabi Pakistan James Dorsey examines the corrosive impact of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi ideology on the Pakistani society and state, and argues that for both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia the outcome is a quagmire from which they will struggle to extricate themselves. Read more [...]

Ethiopians are crying out for freedom and justice: Now is the time for change

Ethiopian protests 2016 Graham Peebles explains why there were few celebrations to mark the Ethiopian New Year, which fell on 11 September, but scents optimism in the air because, despite the repression, the fear that hung over the population is at last losing its grip. Read more [...]