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Will Imran Khan step down as chairman after Hashmi’s allegations?

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Will Imran Khan step down as the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after his party president has leveled serious allegations regarding the current political turmoil and protest in Islamabad? The chances have that happening in Pakistan are none. Imran Khan is demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down to face the rigging allegations in […]

Peaceful protesters for change?

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Imran Khan has once again said that police opened teargas shelling on peaceful protesters who wanted to use their democratic right to protest against the government in front of Prime Minister House on August 31, 2014. PTI Chairman further said that he will not spare Sharif brothers and Gullu Butt Nisar for attacking the unarmed […]

Pakistan Political Crisis: War of personal egos

Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri

Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf have refused to back down from their demand of Prime Minister’s resignation during their meeting with the Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif on late Thursday night. The way resignation of Nawaz Sharif has become the core demand is apparently nothing but a war of personal egos. After one […]

Turkish foreign policy – A friendship of convenience

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In recent years, Turkey’s foreign policy is summarized in the phrase “zero problems with neighbors”, designed by the newly nominated prime minister and even foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu. However, the current situation for Turkey is one of serious problems with almost all its neighbors. Although Ankara has 30 years fighting a Kurdish insurgency in its […]

Imran and Qadri – Race for change in Pakistan

Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri

Imran Khan and Dr. Tahirul Qadri are running a race to win the title of leader of change in Pakistani politics. Both the leaders announced the long marches towards Islamabad with different motives but with one target of removing Nawaz Sharif from the government. Dr. Qadri gave 48 hours ultimatum to the incumbent government to […]

Is Egypt losing role as mediator between Israel and Palestine?


After the dismal failure of its peace initiative last week, Egypt has lost the role of mediator who had served in previous conflicts in Gaza. The change in the geopolitical balance of the region and, especially, its bad relations with Hamas have compromised its credibility and effectiveness as an intermediary. However, the gap left has […]

Was it necessary to overthrow Morsi?

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The Egyptian writer Alaa Aswany believes that military coup to topple Morsi’s government in Egypt was a necessary action because the country was on the brink of civil war.  The Army fulfilled the will of the majority of the population, which was expressed in a few days before mass demonstrations. It was a unique situation […]

Obama in Indonesia

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The winner of the Indonesian elections, Joko Widodo, Jokowi, has been dubbed the Barack Obama of Indonesia. The two spent their childhood in financial difficulties, the two got their start in politics working with communities and both based their campaign on a premise of change, to break with the past and the traditional policy of […]

Friendly fire – biggest risk of bioterrorism


Having clarified the obvious – that zero risk does not exist and that humans make mistakes, let us analyze two relevant questions about the Biosecurity incident in Atlanta. The first is that the errors can not be eradicated, but must be minimized, and it seems that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have […]

Litmus test for unity government

Palestine Unity Government

The crisis generated by the murders of young and the escalating war in Gaza generate two essential questions for Palestinian politics: will the unity government hold so much pressure?  The agreement between the Palestinian factions on April 23, which caught on June 2 in a Cabinet of technocrats who tries to take control of the […]

Obama’s executive orders

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Handcuffed by an obstructionist Congress, and within three years of the end of his second and final term, President Barack Obama tested a new way of governing. The possibilities of adopting draft laws, as was health care reform in 2010, are minimal. The alternative is for the president to rule by decree. Calls executive orders […]

Caliphate will bring more division than support


The proclamation of the Caliphate by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Sunni militant group, is bound to deepen resistance between these two countries. ISIS leader, Abubaker al Baghdadi Ibrahimhas, declared himself the Caliph of the Muslim world. ISIS controls many parts of Iraq and Syria. For many Muslims the proclamation is a […]


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