The Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki has sent American establishmentarians into a frenzy but is the summit the beginning of new détente or mere window dressing?
We are no longer living in the unipolar world, says this letter writer. Other powers—notably China, Russia and Germany—have emerged to replace US hegemony.
China’s One Belt, One Road initiative was launched at a grand conference in Beijing last month. The plan envisages connecting the Eurasia landmass with China, Europe and South East Asia to foster trade and economic progress.
Russia may not be the world’s superpower but its officials from President Vladimir Putin down know how to act statesmanlike. This was evident when Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow on April 11 for his first meeting with Russian officials after assuming the post of US Secretary of State in the Trump regime.
The April 6 illegal US missile strikes on a Syrian air base have not only put a chill on US-Russian relations, they have increased the risk of a full-fledged war between the US and Russia—essentially a Third World War.
Both Jewish and Christian scholars have debunked the myth of the Judeo-Christian civilization. In fact, there is a rising Islamo-Christian civilization in the making.
Some bizarre theories are doing the rounds in Washington that have even been joined by the White House. Senior government officials, members of Congress and of course the media led by the Washington Post have alleged that Russian hacking of the November 8 presidential election benefitted Donald Trump giving him victory.
While the rise of Russia is seen as a good sign to contain America’s belligerence, on the flip side, Moscow is courting the Serbs in Bosnia threatening the Muslim majority country in the Balkans.2
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).
Tawfik Ahmed welcomes an end to the unipolar world and unilateralism in global affairs.
In selecting Theresa May as the new prime minister, the British establishment has opted for another Margaret Thatcher. Can the consequences be any different for ordinary Brits, especially Muslims?1
The Najdi Bedouins (aka the House of Saud) have been involved in spreading terrorism throughout their miserable existence. Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to have had enough of their barbaric practices and has threatened to bomb them back to the Stone Age unless they desist from further mischief. Najdi Bedouins, beware, you have been warned!
Russia’s military intervention in Syria is a deliberate act, based on years of planning. President Vladimir Putin solved most of the domestic problems in Russia, rejuvenated the armed forces, ensured security of the “near-abroad” and reached out to Afghanistan to eliminate the terror threat to his country.
Mosques have become battlegrounds in more places than one can imagine. In the West, regimes are refusing permission for Muslims to open new mosques...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has served notice that he will not accept the Western engineered war on Syria to overthrow President Bashar al Asad. He has started bombing Western-backed terrorists creating panic in Western capitals...
Muslim states and many Islamic movements fail to distinguish between the erstwhile USSR and today’s Russia due to the deep-seated association of Russia with the Soviet Union. Similarly, many Muslims have not taken into account that today’s Russia does not seek to be a global power because it has accepted the dominant Western global order.
One of the primary functions of international organizations is to provide legitimacy to states and governments that are subservient to the strategic interests of the West...
The inability to subordinate Russia to all western political demands triggered a search to find leadership cracks in Russia. In the past few months media outlets and think-tanks worldwide have indulged in the “investigative” task...
Perhaps never before in history has a self-declared superpower fallen from glory as precipitously as has the US. In less than 20 years it has gone from a hyperpower to being a spent force unable to deal even with such backward societies as Afghanistan and Iraq.