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News & Analysis

Rise of Russia and the looming Balkan crisis

Umar Shahid

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

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.

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).

Letters To The Editor

Changed world

Tawfik Ahmed

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

Tawfik Ahmed welcomes an end to the unipolar world and unilateralism in global affairs.

News & Analysis

Theresa May: Margaret Thatcher 2?

Umar Shahid

Shawwal 27, 14372016-08-01

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?

Daily News Analysis

Putin threatens to bomb Saudis back to Stone Age unless they stop supporting terrorism

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 20, 14372016-01-30

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!

Special Reports

Putin’s initiative for global peace

Mirza Aslam Beg

Safar 19, 14372015-12-01

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.

Daily News Analysis

Putin at Moscow’s Grand Mosque opening ceremony

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14362015-10-13

Mosques have become battlegrounds in more places than one can imagine. In the West, regimes are refusing permission for Muslims to open new mosques...

News & Analysis

Russia changes equation in the Syrian conflict

Ahmet Aslan

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14362015-10-01

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...

News & Analysis

Putin’s Eurasian Union to serve Western interests

our Eurasia affairs correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 05, 14322011-11-01

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.

News & Analysis

OSCE: the West’s tool to legitimize the illegitimate

Tahir Mustafa

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

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...


Is the Russian leadership divided?

Maksud Djavadov

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

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...


Putin’s mockery confirms decline of the sole superpower

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 17, 14282007-08-01

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.


Afghans still dying as US tries to defeat popular Taliban

Zia Sarhadi

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

After another particularly bloody week in which the Americans and their Western allies killed more than 100 Afghan civilians, President Hamid Karzai stood on the lawn of the presidential palace on June 23 to denounce the air strikes and artillery fire as “careless”. He asserted: “Afghan life is not cheap and should not be treated as such.” These sound like brave words, but they carry little weight with the Americans or anyone else. They, as well as Karzai, know that Afghans’ lives are indeed cheap.


Putin hopes Kadyrov will secure Russia’s power in Chechnya

Hajira Qureshi

Rabi' al-Awwal 13, 14282007-04-01

On March 1, Russian president Vladimir Putin, having accepted President AliAlkhanov’s resignation two weeks earlier, nominated acting president Ramzan Kadyrov (pic right, with Putin) for the presidency of Chechnya. Shakhid Dzhamaldayev and Muslim Khuchiyev were also nominated as a purely formal gesture. The next day, the nominations were taken to the Chechen parliament, where Kadyrov was confirmed as the next president; 56 of the 58 votes cast were for the Kremlin-backed Kadyrov, one MP voted against and one abstained.


Vladimir Putin targets Islam to confirm his superpower credentials

Our Own Correspondent

Sha'ban 08, 14272006-09-01

President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB boss during the Soviet era, has turned his country into an undisguisedly racist and anti-Islamic fortress since taking power in 2004: there has always been an element of discrimination (albeit disguised) against Muslims in the Soviet Union, but it is getting worse.


Pressure on Russian Muslims as Putin seeks suitable heir

M.A. Shaikh

Rajab 27, 14262005-09-01

Because president Vladimir Putin cannot be elected for a third term unless the Russian constitution is amended, he and Kremlin officials are preoccupied with the parliamentary elections in2007 and with ensuring the election of an approved successor as president in 2008.


Russia exploits Beslan tragedy to justify another crackdown on Chechens

Our Own Correspondent

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-10-01

Russian president Vladimir Putin, in a vain attempt to exploit the Beslan school siege in North Ossetia on September 3, in which more than 340 people died, has sharply increased the scale and intensity of executions, tortures and kidnaps in Chechnya that are already a part of the Chechens’ lives...


Kadyrov’s assassination hampers Putin’s strategy in Chechnya

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14252004-06-01

The assassination of Ahmed Kadyrov, Chechnya's pro-Kremlin president, on May 9 has thrown into chaos president Vladimir Putin's plans for ending the Chechen resistance to Russian imperialism...


Russia maintaining murderous repression of Chechens

Our Own Correspondent

Muharram 10, 14252004-03-01

President Vladimir Putin is engaged in a systematic and murderous campaign of suppression of Chechnya’s struggle for independence. In this campaign anyone sympathetic to Chechnya’s desire and aspiration to leave the Russian Federation is classified as terrorist...

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