Category Archives: Political analysis

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: The world cries for thee

By Ameen Izzaden Wednesday night’s decision by United States President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, showing only utter contempt for the aspirations of the Palestinian people, has pushed the prospects for peace into a black … Continue reading

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Islam’s liberative spirit lost in fanaticism

By Ameen Izzadeen Last Friday’s mosque massacre in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is yet another tragedy that has brought to the surface the crisis within Islam. The crisis is rooted in not only ideological differences among Muslims, but also on socio-economic … Continue reading

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Mugabe’s ouster opens door for TNC invasion

By Ameen Izzadeen The bloodless coup is being greeted with celebrations in Zimbabwe and recognition from around the world. But beware of empty revolutions that produce no democracy. What is happening in Zimbabwe is not a revolution. Revolutions are led … Continue reading

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Asia for Asians: Let there be peace in new Indo-Pacific region!

By Ameen Izzadeen On January 1 last year, this column drew attention to what was then a subtle move to formalise a new geopolitical region dominated by an alliance between India and the United States. The backdrop was a nascent … Continue reading

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Saudi purge: Pitfalls in prince’s power plays

By Ameen Izzadeen The events that have been shaking the Middle East in the past several days and taking even the politically weathered Middle East analysts by surprise, on the one hand, underscore tribalism as a key determinant in Arab … Continue reading

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Xi: China’s new Mao emerging as world’s most powerful man

By Ameen Izzadeen ‘While there’s water, mix the plaster,’ says a Chinese proverb equivalent to the English proverb ‘Strike the iron when it is hot’. This was exactly what President Xi Jinping did 12 days ago. When the Chinese Communist … Continue reading

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The Belfour blow: Britain’s crime of crimes, 100 years on

By Ameen Izzadeen If moral decadence is defined as doing a shameful act and being proud about it, then Britain under Prime Minister Theresa May is an embodiment of moral decadence. One hundred years ago, on November 2, Arthur James … Continue reading

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