The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

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Sami Jamil Jadallah


Revisiting the Arab Spring


I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually saw “darak” policemen on horses raid villages breaking into homes mixing rice, oil, lentil and flour in the middle of the floor.

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The Arab World: What Went Wrong

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

In order for the Arab world to catch up with the rest of the world, not in buying weapons or engaging in more wars (27 wars among Arabs only and counting), but to catch up in education, science, technology, vocational training, job training, employment and rights of citizenship, it must stop blaming its failures on “colonialism”, “Zionism” or “American Imperialism”, and instead address the social, educational, political, economic, military, security and religious institutions that contributed to such failings.

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Prisoners of Kashmir

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Zeeshan A. Shah


True Warfare is based on Deception – Sun Tzu – The Art of War


South Asia is  home to the world biggest un-official prison. It is not located in the Alps or down by the Red Sea, River Nile, Saudi Arabia or by the Gulf of Hormuz. It is the beauty of deception that the oldest most secure prison remains hidden from human eyes like a deep sea island of the forgotten. The valleys that speaks a thousand tales of pain is now the valley of death. As we venture on with our lives, somewhere out there trauma reigns & the stigma remains. The World of Kashmir – The Valley of Death speaks of the injury of an entire population forgotten, a race reduced to oblivion.

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