O Jerusalem: Who will Mourn for You?

O Jerusalem: Who will Mourn for You?

Dozens of Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured as the United States shifted and inaugurated its embassy to  and at Jerusalem. The move, clearly aimed at according legitimacy to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, is an in your face smack in the face of the hapless Palestinians, in particular, and Muslims, in general. But, as team […]

The Paradox of Power: Why a Tripolar World is a Necessity Now?

The Paradox of Power: Why a Tripolar World is a Necessity Now?

Pared to essence and shorn of accretions, international politics is all about power and its corollary, interest. It is, what has been termed, in a different context, the actual “race to the bottom”. While IR theorists have dwelt on power and held the concept and its practice “slippery” and “elusive” but Robert Dahl’s understanding might […]

North Korea and Tangentially Iran are the Winners from Trump’s Korean “Diplomacy”

North Korea and Tangentially Iran are the Winners from Trump’s Korean “Diplomacy”

Hailed as an historic and unprecedented step, the summitry plus the symbolism of divided Koreas leaders stepping amicably on each others’ territory, has had commentators in a tizzy and the courtiers of the Trump court (administration) swooning over each other. The implication of all this is that Trump’s Korean diplomacy has been an astounding success […]

The West made a Fetish of Reason and Lost. Here’s How

The West made a Fetish of Reason and Lost. Here’s How

The West has dominated world politics and even economics since almost or more than three centuries. This time span includes its colonial and imperial encounters with the non West which includes the world of Islam. But, Western dominance might be coming to a close. The reasons might not pertain to economics, wherein it is conventionally […]

Muscular Nationalism is Determining Politics and Foreign Policies of States. This is a Tragedy!

Muscular Nationalism is Determining Politics and Foreign Policies of States. This is a Tragedy!

It is often times the interests of the state (raison d’etat), broadly or narrowly conceived, that are the operating premises of foreign policy formulation and execution. But, the world we inhabit contemporarily, defined as it is by flux and fluidity, where identity and cultural politics has made a comeback, might have upended these traditional paradigms […]

Do Human Rights Exist?

Do Human Rights Exist?

Human Rights are a body and corpus of rights that accrue to men and women on account of being human. These rights are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the world body, the United Nations, in 1948. The sentiments and ideals underpinning human rights are noble and laudable. But, in practice, […]

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