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Keyword: Soviet Union (USSR)

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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.

Opinion

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.

Opinion

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

Israel as a Russian-Soviet invention

Eric Walberg

Safar 12, 14392017-11-01

Living a ghettoized existence in the Soviet Union, the Zionist Jews recreated the same ghetto in Occupied Palestine that they named Israel.

Special Reports

Picking up the cold-war pieces

Eric Walberg

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

Whatever the West touches, it destroys. Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia show the evidence of Western meddling and aggression.

News & Analysis

The bitter legacy of Afghanistan's 1978 Coup

Zia Sarhadi

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

The people of Afghanistan have not witnessed a single day of peace since the April 27, 1978 coup against the government of Sardar Mohammad Daud. Millions have perished or made refugees over the years.

Daily News Analysis

Keeping Kashmir's flame of hope lit

Eric Walberg

Safar 07, 14382016-11-07

A meeting in Toronto on November 5, 2016, commemorated the July 8 tragic killing of young resistance leader, Burhan Wani. He was 22 when shot and killed by Indian occupation forces in a remote village. Two of his colleagues were also killed in the late night raid.

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Special Reports

Desirable and undesirable change in the Ummah - II

Zafar Bangash

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

This is the second part of Zafar Bangash’s article on “change”; the first part was published in the October 2016 issue of Crescent International, concluding with outlining some of the qualities of muttaqi leadership.

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News & Analysis

Erdogan shoots himself in the foot, again

Tahir Mahmoud

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14372016-10-01

President Erdogan’s policies are leading toward facilitating the establishment of the Kurdish State in Northern Iraq while he thinks he is undermining the Kurds in Syria and Turkey.

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Book Review

Western writers’ weak understanding of other societies

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14372016-09-01

Russian-Iranian relations form the backdrop of this review in which Western writers are found to lack understanding of other societies because they have little knowledge of local languages, culture or access to primary sources. Dmitry Shlapentokh, associate professor at Indiana State University, South Bend, Indiana, reviews Russia-Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War by Eric D. Moore (Routledge, 2014; 242 pp., $8.84 hbk).

Azerbaijan: Repression of the Islamic movement

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 21, 14352014-07-19

(One of the Muslim countries with a tense political situation and an emerging Islamic identity which is not being covered by the corporate media is Azerbaijan Republic. In order to acquaint the Muslim Ummah with the situation in Azerbaijan, 5Pillarz conducted an interview with Maksud Djavadov, who is a researcher for the Toronto-based Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) and a journalist for ICIT’s publication, Crescent International, specializing in covering the Muslim countries of the former USSR.)

Opinion

Merchants of death

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 11, 14332012-06-01

On a visit to a Muslim country in 1990, a young journalist called me in my hotel room. Excited about the end of the Cold War and the peace dividend that was about to break out, he wanted my opinion on the subject.

Background

Lessons from Kyrgyz uprising

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14312010-05-01

While political elites in Central Asia, Russia and the West try to outwit each other and benefit from the revolt in Kyrgyzstan, the people of the former Soviet Union are studying the Kyrgyz revolt from a different perspective: to emulate it...

Main Stories

What is Israel up to in the Caucasus?

Maksud Djavadov

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

Since Russia considers the Caucasus as its soft underbelly from where it might begin to unravel, any Zionist influence on events in the Caucasus will increase Israel’s bargaining power whenever it wants Russia to implement pro-Zionist policies. As cooperation between Iran and Russia increases, it seems Israel will also attempt to increase its influence even beyond Georgia in order to have greater leverage against Russia.​..

Main Stories

Democracy between myth and reality

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

Delivering democracy has become the all-purpose justification for every crime perpetrated by Western governments against other people...

Book Review

History and other information about China's little-known Muslim population

Laila Juma

Ramadan 13, 14302009-09-03

China's Muslim Hui Community: Migration, Settlement and Sects by Michael Dillon. Pub: Curzon Press, Richmond, UK, 1999. Pp: 208. Hbk: UK40.00.

Reflections

Dawn of a new era in global politics

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 01, 14292008-10-01

Within a period of less than 30 years, Muslims have consigned one superpower—the Soviet Union—to the dustbin of history and are about to deliver the other—the US—to the same fate, together with its regional surrogate, Israel. The achievements against the US are particularly remarkable because the mujahideen have had little or no external help.

Reflections

The barbarians of modern civilization

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 16, 14282007-07-01

That the world is a nasty place is not in doubt; what is seldom admitted is the depth of the plight of the oppressed, especially Muslims, and the level of hypocrisy that passes for the rule of law and international order. The militarily powerful oppress and terrorize the weak under the guise of fighting “terrorism”, while the rich exploit the poor in the name of progress.

World

Massive problems facing Muslims in Uzbekistan

Our Own Correspondent

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14252004-08-01

Uzbekistan, which became independent when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, is yet another Muslim country under a tyrannical and exploitative dictator, and mired in civil strife and economic deprivation as a result of the corrupt and ruthless exercise of power...

World

Georgia the latest place where Muslims find US military acting against them

Crescent International

Muharram 02, 14232002-03-16

Georgia, a member of the former Soviet Union, is in Moscow’s own back yard. So when America’s military links with Georgia were first announced, senior Russian officials were outraged by the prospect of the forces of their former cold war adversary being so close.

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