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  • Review of Global Developments in 2015 and Prospects for 2016

    Introduction Top events in 2015 that shaped the world and are very likely to continue doing so include the economic slowdown not just in China and India, but in most of the world outside the US. Globalization under the neoliberal model of development continued to devastate the middle class in 2015 as it has in

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  • Saudi’s Stance on Mediation Undermines Muslim institutions

    The conflict in Yemen is a multi-sided civil war rather than a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and that needs to be recognised before mediation can be made to work. All the protagonists claim that they are fighting a regional war and a battle for influence against each other. Mediation is needed and

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  • Islamic State, Afghanistan and Pakistan!!

    The Baqiya wa Tatamaddad (remaining and expanding) strategic motivations of the Islamic State have created a commotion that needs to be examined objectively, particularly reports related to the terror organization’s recruitment and expansion in South Asia. The open source intercepts of the militants broadly located on the vast, virtually lawless, expanse of Afghanistan suggests that the neo-Jihadists

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  • Book Review: Faith and Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World

    By John N. Paden, (Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-60127-029-0, ix-140 pp., $12.00 pbk.) By Chris, M. A. Kwaja | 11 October 2010 The book under review examines John Paden’s incisive analysis of how the Nigerian state has been able to manage ethnic/religious diversity in the midst of violent confrontations across ethno-religious

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