Tag: Islam

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (IV)

4. The ‘X’ Factor in Kabul  The Chinese commentaries vehemently reject the western claims of democratic transformation in Afghanistan. A conversation on Tuesday between the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his American counterpart Antony Blinken (at the latter’s initiative) brought this out sharply. Wang told Blinken that […]

Religion and Fundamentalism

Religion And Politics (IV)

Part I, Part II, Part III Jewish fundamentalism In the history of modern Judaism, there are two messianic movements with fundamentalistic patterns of both theological thought and political practice: the religious Zionists and ultra-orthodox Jews. The first group is known as Gush Emunim (Bloc of the Faithful) and they are […]

Liberty Leading the People

Religion And Politics (III)

Part I, Part II Secularism & secularization All fundamentalists are opposing any idea and/or social movement that carry secular values and propagate secularism and secularization. Those two terms are referring to a decline and/or marginalization of religion in public life. The secularization of society became the best thought of structural […]

Revival Of Russia

The Revival Of Russia And The Way Forward

It was President Putin who led Russia and played a vital role in its revival. After the disintegration of the former USSR in 1991, it was a mega-disaster and collapse of the political system, leading to dissolution. The first thing President Putin realized the mistakes of the Communist Party and […]

New role of UAE

The New Geopolitical Role Of The UAE

The United Arab Emirates has unexpectedly found itself the focus of global attention after signing an agreement with Israel on 13 August that covers a full normalisation of relations. The talks were mediated by the US. The UAE has therefore become the third Arab state to recognise Israel (after Egypt […]