Tag Archives: al-Jazeera

Maldives: Democracy restored, but more to be done

By Ameen Izzadeen The Maldivian people have spoken loud and clear. There is no place in democracy for an autocrat. The humiliating defeat was overwhelming, for he lost in the first round of the presidential poll. The problem with democracy … Continue reading

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Saudi-Qatari rift: Submission is survival

By Ameen Izzadeen In the sea of world politics, it is a norm that the big fish eats the small fish. For small States, sovereignty is a myth. When the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was formed in 1981, some … Continue reading

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Evidence that the US sponsored coup leaders

By Ameen Izzadeen Two months before Mohammed Morsi was unceremoniously thrown out of office at gunpoint, a PEW poll gave him an approval rate of 53 per cent. No leader in the so-called Tamarod (Rebellion) movement which together with the … Continue reading

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People power for lasting peace

Former al-Jazeera chief calls for empowerment of civil society By Ameen Izzadeen A world renowned journalist who promotes the ideals of democratic participation, an informed citizenry, multi-stakeholder dialogue and social justice, has warned that wealth and power, when they are … Continue reading

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Palestine Papers: Who planted this plot?

By Ameen Izzadeen If the Al-Jazeera revelations are true, then the Palestinian Authority, perhaps, is one of the greatest deceptions in the intrigue-ridden politics of West Asia. But is it? Don’t jump to hasty conclusions. Never would the Palestinian people, … Continue reading

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