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News & Analysis

Why the West hypes China’s Rise

Tahir Mahmoud

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

The Western media and politicians hype China’s economic progress because they want to use it to show that China’s economic progress only became possible when it adopted Western capitalism.

Book Review

Communism Minus Soviet Power Equals Nationalism

Eric Walberg

Dhu al-Qa'dah 19, 14392018-08-01

Without Soviet power, Communism in Eastern Europe has slipped into crude nationalism bringing people to power with clearly fascist tendencies.


The Scourge of Zionism: Learning from History

Eric Walberg

Jumada' al-Akhirah 13, 14392018-03-01

History offers lessons in how to confront—and defeat—imperialism and Zionism.


Reflections of the Soviets’ 1979 invasion of Afghanistan

Kevin Barrett

Rabi' al-Awwal 12, 14392017-12-01

The Afghan mujahideen’s defeat of the Soviet army in Afghanistan resulted not only in collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of communism but also brought radically changes in global politics.

Book Review

Eqbal Ahmed: a secular Westernized intellectual with a difference

Iqbal Siddiqui

Safar 07, 14222001-05-01

Eqbal Ahmed: Confronting Empire edited by David Barsamian. Pub: Pluto Press, London, UK, 2000. Pp: 326. Pbk: £11.99.


Understanding and countering Western Islamophobia

James Compton Bockmeir

Dhu al-Hijjah 05, 14212001-03-01

It is no secret that the media and political establishment in North America are viciously anti-Islamic. This continent’s power elite is obsessed with the Islamic movement, insisting on projecting it as the new “threat” replacing communism.

Occasional Paper

An Islamic Perspective of Political Economy: The Views of (late) Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

Talib M. Aziz

Muharram 20, 14121991-08-01

The economy of the Islamic State, according to Sadr, is divided between that of the individual as the vicar of God (khalifah), and the ruler as the witness (shahid) who presides over the application of the laws of God. The economic structure of the Islamic State thus consist of private property and public property. However, one should not think that the economic structure of the Islamic State is some sort of combination of capitalism and socialism. Sadr strongly rejects this misconception.

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