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  • Syria – In the Arab World

    Middle East / Syria – In the Arab World

    It is easy to understand that a nation that had been fighting for several decades, first against the Turks and then against the French for independence, self-determination and for an Islamic Arabism – that it would never be happy under a minority control – a minority of heterodox Muslims, that many Sunni Arabs did not even accept to be an authentic form of Islam – many Syrian Sunnis regard the Alawite as a sect more heretical than the Jews.

  • Al Qaeda – the Universal

    Global Phenomenon / Al Qaeda – the Universal

    It does seem to be a sarcastic guess, but the most plausible Universal Truth seems to be ‘Terror’ and its brand name - Al Qaeda. For many the story of Al Qaeda starts with Osama Bin Laden’s arrival in Peshawar, Pakistan, sometimes between 1988 and 1989. But it would really be a waste to try to comprehend Truth without going a little back into history.

  • Iran Iraq War - Roots of Malice

    Middle East / Iran Iraq War - Roots of Malice

    So fear and lust both prompted Saddam to act militarily. Though 80% of Iraq’s population is Arab but 51% is also Shia, which gives it a slight majority over the Sunnis. And if this Shia population decided to stand with Khomeini that would be an utter disaster for Saddam’s Iraq.

  • Geopolitics of Saudi Yemen War

    Middle East / Geopolitics of Saudi Yemen War

    The US and Britain interests in Yemen were always vital because of its proximity to the Bab al Mandab Strait... there was no point in controlling the Suez Canal if you did not control the Bab al Mandab.

  • Ports and Pipelines

    Global Phenomenon / Ports and Pipelines

    This essay presents an analysis of upcoming ports and pipelines projects in terms of geostrategic implications,focusing in the end on Pakistan's CPEC project.