Opinion & Features

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Turkey should avoid return to ‘assertive secularism’ after Erdoğan

November 22, 2021

Ahmet Kuru || 22 Nov 2021   Ahmet Kuru, a political science professor at San Diego State University, has long established himself as one of the leading scholars of secularism and Islam. His landmark 2009 book, Secularism and State Policies toward […]

The Jammu and Kashmir Tragedy: Failure of Indian Secularism

November 12, 2021

Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid | 12nd November 2021 For political philosophers, the term ‘social contract’ will be familiar as the title of a book published in 1762 by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Whether effected in the real or hypothetical realm, as […]

HUMILIATING DEFEAT IN AFGHANISTAN

August 28, 2021

Chandra Muzaffar | 28th August 2021 The mainstream Western media is full of news these days about people fleeing Kabul in the wake of the Taliban victory. Dramatic pictures of young and old scrambling to get on to jam-packed aeroplanes […]

Islam and Institutional Religious Freedom

July 7, 2021

Ahmet T. Kuru || 7 July 2021   In July 2019, Pew Research Center published a report on religious restrictions around the world. Although Muslim-majority countries constitute only about a quarter of all cases examined in the report, they constitute […]

US, NATO and the Question of Russia

June 1, 2021

By Emir Hadzikadunic || June 1, 2021   Are the US and its allies misguided in their apprehension of Russia’s power projection in Europe? If the question of a rising China and its possible collision with the United States is a central […]

OUR HUMANITY ; OUR IDENTITY

May 2, 2021

Chandra Muzaffar | 1st May 2021.   Identity politics has been on the ascendancy in many parts of the world in the last few decades. Its relationship to ethnicity, culture and religion is what concerns us at this point. To […]

SYRIA : THE PRICE OF RESISTANCE

March 22, 2021

Chandra Muzaffar || 22 March 2021 Few nations in recent decades have been targeted by a superpower the way the United States of America has subjected Syria to various forms of attack. Apart from military assaults and acts of political […]

Magellan, Inquisition and Globalisation

March 16, 2021

Felice Noelle Rodriguez & Jomo Kwame Sundaram || 16 March 2021 KUALA LUMPUR: Globalisation’s beginnings are symbolised by Ferdinand Magellan’s near circumnavigation of the world half a millennium ago. But its history is not simply of connection and trade, but […]

WINNING VOTES THROUGH IDENTITY POLITICS

February 5, 2021 by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar

According to official estimates, Donald J. Trump obtained a little more than 74 million votes in the November 2020 presidential election losing to Joseph Biden who secured a little more than 81 million votes. Biden won by a comfortable margin […]

Leadership Manoeuvres : The Real Reason

January 12, 2021 by Dr Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 12th January 2021.   Why is it that in spite of increasing Covid 19 infections, rising fatalities, massive floods in a number of states and serious economic challenges, some politicians are still indulging in political machinations and […]

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