Observations of an Expat: Minced Meat in Hamburg

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Tom Arms

 

Stability. Order. Security. That is what these big multinational summits are meant to project. They are designed to reassure the lower orders (that’s you, me and a few billion others), that Planet Earth is in safe hands as it hurtles around the sun at 66,000 miles per hour. Continue reading “Observations of an Expat: Minced Meat in Hamburg”

Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils

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Tom Arms

Politics hates a vacuum. It especially hates a vacuum in the tinderbox cockpit of the Middle East where the conflicting issues of money, vital resources, religious extremism, religious conflicts, historic rivalries and the geopolitical link between East and West dangerously clash. Continue reading “Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils”

Trump, the Islamic Alliance and Pakistan

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Imad Zafar

Change is the only law of nature that is and will always be constant. Civilizations can never be made stagnant nor can they be imprisoned in a certain period or specific time. Ideologies and patterns of thinking in civilizations always change with the shift in balance of power.

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The New American-Saudi-Muslim Alliance

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

As the ‘mainstream media’ besieged President Donald Trump’s touchdown in Riyadh on his first international trip where he was expected to receive a lavish and unprecedented reception by Saudi officials to attend a busy two day summit with Saudis, GCC leaders and heads of states from the Islamic world (minus Iran), we all know what the rewards for America will be after 8 years of a lean and mean relationship with President Obama.

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Pakistan–Afghanistan Relations

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Muhammad Shoaib Khan

In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, two major powers were overpowering the world; Great Britain and the Russian Empire. Both were expanding in different directions, the former towards the East and North, the latter the West and South.

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The end of Iraqi and Syrian woes and the disappearance of ISIS

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

When entangled elements make it hard to reach sound analyses, conspiracy theories appear to be a good tool to explain the unexplained. This applies perfectly to the situation in the Middle East.

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