Qasim Rashid, a lawyer in Washington, D.C., went viral on Sunday for giving a white supremacist—and the internet—a much-needed history lesson. Rashid gets harassed on the internet by anti-Muslim a-holes on the regular. One of them, who was likely quite proud of this "hot take," asked him "Where's the Christian version of ISIS and every … Continue reading White Supremacist Asks Muslim Lawyer Why There is No ‘Christian ISIS,’ Gets Schooled
What is the Trump Administration’s policy as regards China? The People’s Republic is the United States’ largest trade partner, but there is a curious ambivalence in Washington as to how this vastly important country should be handled. Although the recent visit to Beijing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was undoubtedly successful, there have been signals … Continue reading Closer to War Against China
Barely two months into his office, Trump is still facing a very hostile environment around him both domestically and internationally. Many of his domestic election promises have been kept to the pleasure of some and dismay of others, but on the international front, his emerging policies are, for better and for worse, still developing. Some … Continue reading The Race for Raqqa
At 1,248 miles long and almost 6 miles deep, this will be the longest and deepest undersea pipeline ever built. Israel hopes that becoming a major energy exporter will improve relations with current foes. How will this change the geopolitical landscape? The Pipeline Israel and the European Union signed a new natural gas deal today. … Continue reading EU Snubs Russia in Favor of New Israeli Pipeline. Will Turkey Follow Suit?
As early as 2013, Western powers have been rooting for the balkanization of Syria as the best possible outcome of the war tearing apart the country since 2011. Since the war against Syria is significant in this period of imperialism, watching how it was led by the US, imperialist proxies and their so-called allies, one … Continue reading US to Balkanize Syria Under Kurdish Pretext
Who is to blame for the current state of chaos in Iraq? An oversimplified and misguided, if not dishonest course of action would be to blame Iraqis for being the radical, death-cult worshipping fanatics they are and ignore America’s foreign policy decision-making, which led to the current situation. In turn, one could place Iraq on … Continue reading 5 in a Row…
President Trump’s emerging foreign policy is one of contradictions and chaos, caught up in a combination of old establishment orthodoxies and some fresh recognition of reality but without any strong strategic thinker capable of separating one from the other and leading the administration in a thoughtful direction. The examples of new thinking include abandoning President … Continue reading Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence
If you were travelling via motorway from Islamabad to Lahore during November or December 2016, you might have felt like your head was in the clouds. That’s thanks to the smog that engulfed large parts of Pakistan’s Punjab and Sindh provinces in that period. This was clearly “not a natural phenomenon”, as the Pakistani newspaper … Continue reading In China and Pakistan’s Coal Romance, Where’s the Love for the Climate?
While many people advocate living within your means, I don’t think that’s enough. I’m a proponent of living beneath your means. Within is great – it signifies a lack of debt and only spending what you can afford. But beneath is even better, because it signifies that you have quite a bit left over for … Continue reading The Cheapskate’s Guide to Living Beneath Your Means