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Jumada' al-Ula', 14422021-01-01

Crescent International Vol. 49, No. 11

Main Stories

General Solaimani’s Martyrdom and the Future of the Region

Zafar Bangash

General Qassem Solaimani was a brilliant strategist whose first martyrdom anniversary falls on January 3. While he has joined his Creator, his legacy continues. Oppressors and war criminals will pay a heavy price for their crimes.

Main Stories

JCPOA: Islamic Iran must Insist on Immediate Lifting of All US Sanctions

Waseem Shehzad

Donald Trump’s anticipated departure from the White House has raised prospects of the US rejoining the Iran nuclear deal. Trump’s illegal sanctions have caused much suffering to the Iranian people. Tehran must insist on their immediate revocation before moving forward.


Will 2021 be Any Different Than 2020?


The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the worst nightmares for most people. Will the year 2021 be any different? We look at some possible developments.


Nuclear Hypocrisy

Zafar Bangash

Nuclear weapons have such destructive power that they could virtually wipe out life on earth. Yet there is much hypocrisy surrounding nuclear policy. They should be eliminated completely if humanity is to be saved but the major nuclear powers are rank hypocrites. They refuse to comply.


It is Twice as Hard to Crush a Half-truth Compared to a Complete Lie

Abu Dharr

The Prophet (pbuh) had expressly forbidden his companions from writing his hadiths. That explains why there are few hadiths narrated by his close companions yet there are others that have taken much liberty with them. It is a serious matter that needs close attention.

News & Analysis

Defying Odds, Yemen’s Revolutionary Forces Score Stunning Victories

Brecht Jonkers

Few would have imagined that Yemen’s revolutionary forces would be able to withstand the combined onslaught of several aggressive powers yet nearly six years into the war, they are winning. We look at the latest developments.

News & Analysis

Middle East’s Two-bit Players Punching above Their Weight

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Were it not for oil, most rulers in the Middle East would still be herding camels in the desert. Nobody would pay the slightest attention to them. Yet oil wealth has gone to their heads and they are acting way above their capacity. Their fall would be painful.

News & Analysis

Turkey’s Political Compass: Realities and Expectations

Ahmet Mehmet

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan’s policies continue to confound observers. What is his real agenda and whether there is still a possibility of Iran-Turkish alliance that would benefit the entire Muslim world?

News & Analysis

UN (non)Response to Muslim Trouble Spots

Ayman Ahmed

The United Nations was created to prevent the eruption of future wars but it has been a roaring failure. Far from solving any problems, it has created many. Whose interests does it serve?

News & Analysis

French Secularists Attempt to Cover Up Inferiority Complex by Targeting Muslims

Tahir Mustafa

The French suffer from an acute sense of inferiority complex. Unable to cope with this daunting reality, they are scapegoating Muslims by accusing them of "separatism". Perhaps, Muslims should opt for it.

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