Category Archives: Political analysis

The dangers of Trump’s worldwide trade wars

By Ameen Izzadeen Trade between nations makes them interdependent and lessens the propensity to war. The more trade any two nations have, the more peace will there be between them. Building peace is one of the goals of the World … Continue reading

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Legitimate criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism

By Ameen Izzadeen When Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, in the wee hours of July 19 passed a controversial law, declaring that Israel was exclusively a Jewish state, the passage of the bill made headlines but failed to generate much worldwide … Continue reading

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Nightmare of a US-Iran war, oil prices may soar to US$ 250 a barrel

By Ameen Izzadeen When the United States president Donald Trump on Monday said in yet another quirky tweet that he was ready to meet the Iranian leader, the announcement generated hardly any vibe to arouse the excitement of the international … Continue reading

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War agenda behind Trump’s demand to NATO

By Ameen Izzadeen United States President Donald Trump is a liability to the transatlantic defence cooperation that started with the US entry into World War 1 and evolved into a formal treaty after World War II. The US entry was … Continue reading

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Indo-Pacific Command a threat to peace in Indian Ocean

By Ameen Izzadeen On May 31st this year, at a solemn ceremony in Hawaii, the United States military renamed its Pacific Command as the “Indo-Pacific Command”. The move, though significant in many respects, has not generated as much debate as … Continue reading

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Harming children: Trump with a millstone around his neck

By Ameen Izzadeen The United States President Donald Trump has drawn international condemnation for his preposterous and inhuman order to separate children from the families whom his administration describes as “illegal immigrants”. On Wednesday, the President relented under international pressure … Continue reading

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Summit of the century: Will there be substance from the showpiece?

By Ameen Izzadeen Commenting on the meeting between the United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, most analysts said they had to pinch themselves to realise that what they were witnessing was real. As if he … Continue reading

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