• Will U.S. strike Syria without major ally Britain?

    Published on : 31 08 2013

    Analysts are divided over whether the United States will press ahead with a punitive strike against the Syrian government for purportedly using chemical weapons against civilians on Aug. 21, in light of British lawmakers voting not to take part.


  • World plans for a post-Assad Syria

    Published on : 03 04 2013

    For more than two years, the world has stood by as the violence in Syria has intensified.


  • Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf: Risking it all?

    Published on : 27 03 2013

    Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president, is back home after more than four years in self-imposed exile. He is hoping to re-assert his influence ahead of the country’s elections in May.


  • Why Assad will fight to the end

    Published on : 10 02 2013

    A striking fact about civil wars is that the outcome is often clear months or even years before the war ends. Jefferson Davis knew he would lose the American Civil War after the fall of Atlanta, yet continued to fight to the end. Muammar Gaddafi almost certainly knew that he would lose the war in […]


  • France is regurgitating its colonial past

    Published on : 24 01 2013

    The current war France is waging on Islamists in Sub-Saharan Africa is not a war of necessity. It is rather an ugly war of arrogance and aggression, bearing a conspicuous whiff of traditional colonialism.


  • Education in Sistan-Baluchistan

    Published on : 13 01 2013

    Some reports of the authorities suggest about 32% of people in south-eastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan of Iran are completely illiterate. If we count the number of literate who got only primary or middle classes; the rate of illiteracy goes up more.


  • The slow-motion genocide in Syria

    Published on : 12 01 2013

    Some people who believe in absolute territorial nationalism may content themselves with watching the slow-motion genocide in Syria unfold through their TV screens. They argue that what is happening in Bilad ash-sham is an internal Syrian matter and that any external interference or intervention is counterproductive and inexpedient.


  • Iraq cannot afford fragmentation

    Published on : 06 01 2013

    Iraq has a long way to go before it can achieve a credible level of prosperity and stability. Such a state cannot be achieved without ensuring security in all parts of the country. Having said that, it is also critical that all groups come together to support the nation and lead its progress. The government […]


  • Al-Maliki’s games costing the Syrian people?

    Published on : 06 12 2012

    We must take a close look at the relationship between the Iraqi regime and that of Bashar al-Assad. This is something that has become essential, whether we are talking about the survival or disappearance of this despotic regime in Syria.


  • Media war rages in Gaza

    Published on : 20 11 2012

    Gaza City – Israeli F-16 warplanes fired a missile at the Shawa Hossary media building in the early hours of Saturday morning, directly targeting the offices of Al Quds TV, a Hamas-affiliated satellite channel. The building was damaged, the channel transmission halted, and at least six journalists were injured. But many believe Israel’s foremost concern […]