Monthly Archives: June 2011

Nobel, how many wars are waged in thy name?

By Ameen Izzadeen Righting the wrong is part of civilized behaviour. But it is not known whether the Nobel committee believes in this norm. If it does, it should request United States President Barack Obama to return the 2009 Nobel … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Turkey: Mixture of model and muddle

By Ameen Izzadeen At a time when the Arab Spring is shaking the political order in the Middle East, the election victory of the AK Party (Justice and Development Party) in Turkey — a country which had ruled much of … Continue reading

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Syria in sectarian soup

By Ameen Izzadeen The killing fields of Syria draw little or no real fire from the West which has been pounding Libya for the past two months, scaring the living daylights out of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Unlike Libya, Syria has … Continue reading

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US-Pakistan crisis: Enter the dragon

By Ameen Izzadeen It was indeed a tough message from China to the United States regarding Pakistan. But, strangely, it drew little or no response from the sole superpower. Underscoring the geopolitical importance that China, an emerging superpower, attaches to … Continue reading

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