Omar has an MSc International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck, University of London. He has travelled throughout the Middle East, including studying Arabic in Egypt as part of his undergraduate degree. His interests include the politics, history and religion of the MENA region.
BRICS as a bloc is not only expanding but is emerging as an alternative to the US-dominated global order. Most countries have suffered US bullying and are taking steps to break the shackles of dollar hegemony to help create a better world.
Iran’s joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a full member is a game-changer in global politics. Being the dominant regional power, its inclusion will lead to far-reaching changes economically, politically and militarily.
Syria’s return to the Arab fold means the Arab regimes have realized that their attempt to overthrow Bashar al-Asad’s government in Syria by flooding it with mercenaries has failed. It inflicted immense suffering on the Syrian people but hopefully this tragic episode has ended.
Re-establishment of diplomatic ties between Tehran and Riyadh create a realistic opportunity to rebuild Al-Baqee, offering a chance to restore and revitalize the historically significant Islamic cemetery, while also reducing sectarian tensions fuelled by geopolitical rivalry.
A Monthly Newsmagazine from Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT)
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