Trump’s Anecdote About Modi’s Afghan Library Revealed Something Disturbing
Opinion

Trump’s Anecdote About Modi’s Afghan Library Revealed Something Disturbing

It’s not just that the US President doesn’t appreciate the importance of soft power, but that the Indian government fundamentally misread the American leader to the point of thinking that he actually does and that no one in their intelligence community realized what a serious error of judgement this was.  Trump’s a no-nonsense businessman, for…

Saudi Arabia and the West’s Right Wing: A Dubious Alliance
Opinion

Saudi Arabia and the West’s Right Wing: A Dubious Alliance

Traditionally focussed on ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim Islam, Saudi funding in the era of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has been streamlined and finetuned to ensure that it serves his geopolitical ambitions, primarily stymying the expansion of Iranian influence in the Middle East and North Africa and enhancing the kingdom’s global impact. The effort, however, has…

Israeli Occupation: More of the Same in 2019
Opinion

Israeli Occupation: More of the Same in 2019

On 13 December, shortly after two Israeli soldiers had been shot dead outside an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, Yaakov Katz, editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post tweeted the following: “They celebrate death and we celebrate life. That is the core of this conflict”. Katz’s tweet encapsulated the dehumanisation of Palestinians, and utter…