Asad Mirza

Existential crisis in Lebanon

Existential crisis in Lebanon

The human tragedy unraveling in Lebanon could be blamed upon its corrupt politicians but its roots lie deep within the Lebanese sectarianism. While the world it seems has been too occupied with developments in Afghanistan, another tragedy in making is currently on in Lebanon. A country facing one crisis after another. However, the crisis is […]

 Asad Mirza

Taliban victory puts Pakistan in a quandary

Taliban victory puts Pakistan in a quandary

Pakistan seems to be worried that Taliban styled thinking might spread to Pakistan and secondly, the Taliban might turn out be more pro-India than pro-Pakistan.

Pakistani government at the moment seems to be in a quandary. The manner in which it wanted to exploit the Taliban victory in Afghanistan has rebounded threatening to reinforce religious fundamentalists inclinations in Pakistan itself. US President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan was due to the realisation that religious fundamentalism might […]

 Asad Mirza

Autumn’s Shadow on the Arab Spring

Autumn’s Shadow on the Arab Spring

The onset of Arab Spring had raised expectations in the region of power being transferred to the people ultimately, but the ensuing developments have completely changed the dynamics of the pro-people movements in the region.

While most the Indian media has been obsessed with developments taking place in Afghanistan, it has nearly missed the country, which was the fountainhead of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ about ten years back when people toppled a dictator that had ruled it for 27 years. Arab Spring had nurtured hopes that democracy might be able […]

 Asad Mirza

Afghanistan’s Future

Afghanistan’s Future

Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has once again put a big question mark on its future, but it has also offered a glimmer of hope for the redevelopment of this war-ravaged country utilising its natural resources.

The Taliban have once again captured the power in Afghanistan. In one of the swiftest operations the Taliban took control of all major cities including Kabul within a ten-days period. This feat has however, put them in a tight bind on whether to continue with their old traits or try to portray a new picture […]

 Asad Mirza

Saudia plagued by an unIslamic practice

Saudia plagued by an unIslamic practice

An allegedly unIslamic practice has mushroomed in Saudi Arabia, with wider societal and moral implications, while the Saudi authorities remain indifferent to it. The Saudi society currently is facing a dilemma bordering on societal norms, morals and Sharia. This peculiar situation has developed mainly due to the increase in number of Zawaz Al-Misyar or Misyar […]

 Asad Mirza

US-Jordanian Ties Rejuvenated

US-Jordanian Ties Rejuvenated

King Abdullah’s US visit marks an end to four years of being snubbed by the Trump administration, and may herald a new chapter in the US-Jordanian ties.

Jordanian King Abdullah became the first Arab leader to meet the US President Joe Biden at the White House on July 19. By granting him this honour the new US administration is putting its weight behind Jordan to become the voice of the region and non-gulf Arab nations, once again. As the Jordanian monarch for […]

 Asad Mirza

Coexistence, a unifying factor for Indians

Coexistence, a unifying factor for Indians

A recent survey throws contradictory and unbelievable findings, yet it also underlines how an Indian really feels.

For most political parties, sociologists and psephologists what a common Indian on the street thinks matters most. It is an insight into a common man’s psyche, which allows them to strategies and formulate new plans and narratives. Though the political parties are able to set the narrative for their own narrow agendas yet they are […]

 Asad Mirza

Indian Education System Needs Remodelling

Indian Education System Needs Remodelling

County’s education system needs to be remodelled as per the requirements and aspirations of today’s world, instead of taking it back to the old ages.

What is education? Answer to this question is multifaceted. Some say that it is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, values and habits. Swami Vivekananda rightly said that, “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in the men.”Mahatma Gandhi said that,“Education is the basic tool for the development of the consciousness and the reconstitution […]

 Asad Mirza

Drought: the new global calamity?

Drought: the new global calamity?

Drought is a hidden global crisis that risks becoming “the next pandemic” if countries do not take urgent action on their water and land management.

A recent UN report, says that at least 1.5 billion people have been directly affected by drought during the current century, and its economic cost has been estimated at $124bn (£89bn). The true cost is likely to be many times higher as estimates do not include much of the impact in developing countries. The report […]

 Asad Mirza

Iranians elect a new president

Iranians elect a new president

The change of guard in Iran may have a slight impact on the global and regional geo-politics and dynamics. But much should not be expected.

Iranians have elected the so-called hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, 60 the county’s new president. Conservative judiciary head Raisi will take office in early August, replacing moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who was not allowed by the constitution to run for a third consecutive term. Raisi’s election marks a consolidation of power by the conservatives and hardliners which […]

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