Author Archives: ameenizzadeen

About ameenizzadeen

journalist and global justice activist

Kim and China playing Trump cards

By Ameen Izzadeen Kim Jong-un has some guts. The North Korean leader’s foolhardiness apparently knows no bounds. Though baby faced, he is dangerous. He has only contempt for the United States. The maverick regime’s eccentric leader dismisses with a characteristic … Continue reading

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Trump and Iran: Restraint not rhetoric

By Ameen Izzadeen Donald Trump is a newsmaker extraordinary. It is no exaggeration to say that from the day he assumed office on January 20, not a single morning passes without a Trump-related breaking news item greeting us as we … Continue reading

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Muslims in Trump’s America: They came before Columbus

By Ameen Izzadeen In 2003, six months after US troops invaded Iraq, I met this young Afro American researcher in Chicago, while I was touring the United States under a State Department International Visitors’ Programme. He was Amir Nashid Alid … Continue reading

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Trump-Netanyahu: A political nuclear explosion

By Ameen Izzadeen The much feared Middle Eastern Armageddon appears closer than ever, with a maverick property tycoon as President of the United States and a rightwing hardliner as prime minister of Israel coming together. The combination could be like … Continue reading

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Trump’s spy drama: Even a James Bond will be shocked

Scandals, sleaze and now sick and spy stories: The United States’ President-elect Donald Trump continues to court controversy. This time, it is quite serious since it is about the national security of the United States — and it may lead … Continue reading

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Wars and woes of 2017

By Ameen Izzadeen Blast through 2017 was ironic, if not nightmarish and tragic. The gun attack that killed nearly 40 revellers in Turkey’s sultanate city of Istanbul two hours after the clock struck 12 could be a harbinger for things … Continue reading

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Five minutes to midnight, Obama stuns Israel

By Ameen Izzadeen So the Barack Obama administration has at last proved it has the courage to stand up to Israel but it was too little too late. Can President Obama achieve in the 22 remaining days of his presidency … Continue reading

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