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Dhu al-Qa'dah, 14181998-03-01

Crescent International Vol. 27, No. 1

Book Review

Insightful analysis of technology's impact on human society

J A Progler

In his writings about technology, Jerry Mander, an ecologist and former advertising executive, is on to something when he suggests that television is a training mechanism for some subtle yet invasive forms of social control.

Occupied Arab World

Christian propaganda machine targets Sudan’s improved image

Mahmoud Ahmed Shaikh

Sudan has been dogged in the past eight years by Christian and western inspired propaganda that the Islamically-oriented regime of president Omar Hasan-al-Bashir sponsors not only international terrorism but also slavery...

Occupied Arab World

Pax Americana without firing a single shot at Iraq

M.A. Shaikh

The US has won an emphatic victory without even firing a single shot. It has established the absurd rule that Washington alone decides who must implement United Nations resolutions as well as who need not...

South-East Asia

Where have the ‘New Malays’ gone?

Badrul Hisham

It was not too long ago that the term Melayu Baru was the buzz word among the intelligentsia. In the mid-199Os, practically everyone was talking about the great social and cultural phenomenon known as the ‘New Malay’ generation.

South-East Asia

Indonesia Inc: Suharto's private limited company

Hamid Papang

The process of selecting a president by the People’s Consultative Assembly in Indonesia lasting 11 days beginning on March 1, had already been decided last May. The 1,000-member assembly is a rubber-stamp body which simply confirms what the ruling Golkar Party wants.


Clinton tries to defend the indefensible

Dilnawaz Ahmed

The Clinton administration’s attempt to explain the reasons for their planned military invasion of Iraq had, euphemistically speaking, an ‘inauspicious beginning’ at the Ohio State University (OSU) campus in Columbus, Ohio on February 18.


Muslims the target of Hindu fascist forces

Bro Jawahirullah, Waseem Shehzad

Indian elections are always a violent affair. Scores of people are killed on all sides of the political divide. With politics dominated by syndicated criminals, this is natural. Over the years, violence has escalated alarmingly.


Swiss police scandal raises spectre of EU spying for Algiers

Our Europe Correspondent

A Swiss police officer and a police informer have been found guilty by a court in Lausanne of spying for Algiers on Algerians living in Switzerland.


Oil and turmoil: explosive mix in the Caucasus

Zafar Bangash

The Caucasus region has seldom had peace. It is becoming even more dangerous as a number of rulers in the area would testify. Sandwiched between two major seas...


Uzbekistan, too, discovers the bogey of fundamentalism

Zafar Bangash

The bogey of Islamic fundamentalism is so popular these days that even Uzbekistan seems to have discovered its utility. Last month, Uzbek foreign minister Abdulaziz Kamilov not only alleged that his government...

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