I agree with the many analyses on the Trump-Kim meeting. Their conclusions, however are too tentative and wishful. Let us be frank. Kim is a sharp cookie and Trump is a wheeler-dealer. Kim knows Trump’s propensity to renege on his decisions i.e. The Paris Accord on Climate Change, The Mexican […]
Author: Iqbal ALIMOHAMED
America is the great nation today because it has been built on foundations of toil, hardships and acumen of its forefathers. They were migrants from across the world. It would be a sad travesty of justice if the United States turned away the hapless asylum-seekers from across its own border and denied them the opportunity for a safer, better life.
The House of Saud is the Keeper of the Holy Mosques, where Muslims from around the Islamic world congregate as pilgrims to offer prayers for, among others, world peace. It is painfully sad for the Islamic world to see the House of Saud complicit in atrocities that are cruel and inhumane.
Pakistan’s new Prime Minister has acknowledge the country has serious governance problems and will hopefully attempt to redress soonest its self-inflicted tyrannies. Only then will the country and its new Prime Minister restore its credibility within its own citizenry and also abroad as a trusted nation and reliable ally.
In the ultimate analysis, North Korea’s goal is to be rid of the sanctions regime imposed on it, seek a place on the international stage as a recognized world power and not a pariah state, while paying lip service to complete denuclearization.
What should one expect from the upcoming US-North Korea summit? Whatever deals are struck, they must be clearly demarcated, so as to leave no room for aberration.
The preservation of America’s leadership should be in maintaining a climate of international peace, security and harmony so that the denizens of the world may be allowed to live in dignity, in mutual tolerance and respect.
The Israeli-Palestinian conundrum has thus reached a dangerous crossroads.There has never been a truly genuine peace process, and the US is now no longer considered a reliable peace broker.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s ridiculous claim that a Palestinian persuaded Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews of Europe was referred to as a Holocaust Blunder and roundly criticized in the New York Times editorial of 22 October and around the world. Mr Netanyahu has since retracted his statement. The retraction, however […]
This week’s US Congressional session captured well the mood and essence of the debate on the question of military action in Syria. It is unfortunate that many questions remained unaddressed, or lacked full transparency. First, is it the intent of a military intervention only to punish Syria for a chemical […]
John F. Kennedy said: “There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” For Mr. Obama, it is time for action! When Mr Obama was elected to the US Presidency, he vowed to tackle and […]
Yesterday ORIENTAL REVIEW received a fundamental exclusive comment on Mu’ummar Qaddafi’s Recollections of My Life from Mr. Iqbal Alimohamed, the former senior UN official who served as the UNHCR Regional Representative in Malaysia, Japan, Australia and the Sudan. We believe this very important document deserves special attention and our journal […]