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A MINUSTAH Mission Evaluation: UN Peacekeeper Abuse

AP photo   By Ricardo Swire In March 2017 the United Nations Secretary-General advised MINUSTAH, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, that their numbers will be reduced from approximately five thousand personnel.

NAFTA, the State Department and USAID

Evan Vucci/AP   By Cynthia M. Lardner   What the Trump Administration Needs to Learn about Soft Power

Jordan has survived the Arab Spring turmoil, ISIS and the Syrian regime plots

AFP photo   By Nehad Ismail Jordan has survived some tough times in the last five years. It has stoically endured the stresses and strains of regional upheavals and wars despite the opinion of a number of prominent commentators who warned that the country might easily be swept away in the wake of the Arab […]

Refugee crisis set to get worse, not better

UNICEF photo   By Amnesty International Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just ten countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published.

Notes from America: What if Arab Dictators had to find a second career!!

By Ahmed Tharwat The Arab Spring in the last four years or so forced a few Arab dictators prematurely from their jobs, where they have a heck of a time handling their imposed retirements.

Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism

By Sattar Rind It’s definitely interesting and vis-à-vis a dangerous development for the Muslim world that Saudi Arabia has announced 34 Muslim countries in the National Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, but Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Syria, despite being important Muslim countries, are not included in this Islamic military alliance.

‘Stemming the Ripples’: Revisiting NATO, Pakistan and the Taliban Albatross

By Anant Mishra Introduction Afghanistan and Pakistan lie in central and southern Asia, a region defined by rugged mountains and valleys. For centuries, the area has been a point of contention for the major powers of each age.As a result of these great power struggles, as well as internal rivalries, the people of Afghanistan and […]

REVISITING THE 2002 ARAB PEACE INITIATIVE

  By Anant Mishra ‘Revisiting the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative with special attention given to Clause 2.2 to determine the League’s position on what constitutes a “just solution” as well as to the Arab Spring’s impact on the Peace Plan’s implementation’:

Addressing the Palestinian Right of Return

  By Anant Mishra “You seem to be surprised to hear that there are still problems of 1948 to be solved, the most important component of which is the right to return of Palestinian refugees.”

Terrorism and the Growing Violation of Human Rights

  By Anant Mishra “We should all be clear that there is no trade off between effective action against terrorism and the protection of human rights. On the contrary, I believe that in the long term we shall find that human rights, along with democracy and social justice, are one of the best prophylactics against […]

The Greatest Beats Of Your Heart: Ghiya Rushidat

New, Old, Undiscovered or World Renowned; The Five Records You Can Always Turn To Continuing the series of music articles in which individuals select five records particularly special to them, we today feature film composer and pianist Ghiya Rushidat‘s own selections and present the latest instalment of Tuck Magazine’s ‘The Greatest Beats of Your Heart’.

Democratic transformation in Jordan

By Mahmoud  Maharmeh Jordan is a middle-income country that is seeking democratisation in the form of a parliamentary government. In his book ‘Essentials of Comparative Politics’, Patrick O’Neil defines liberal democracy as a political system that promotes “participation, competition and liberty.”

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Understanding the need to reform the United Nations Security Council

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative of all 193 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena” – Anna Lindh (former Foreign Minister of Sweden and former Chairman at the Council of the European […]

TRANSFORMING ARAB ECONOMIES INTO KNOWLEDGE ECONOMIES

  By Anant Mishra In order to familiarise with the topic, it is essential to understand what one means by knowledge economy.