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Aijaz Zaka Syed is a Dubai-based commentator on the Middle East and Muslim world affairs. Write him at aijaz.syed@hotmail.com.

A Voice of Reason in Europe

German Nobel laureate Gunter Grass's warning on Israel is a wake-up call that the world would ignore at its own peril …

Silence kills, in Sri Lanka and Syria

Silence kills, in Sri Lanka and Syria

From Sri Lanka to Syria, the inaction of the world community resulted in loss of precious lives…

Imperial Ignorance or Business as Usual?

Here’s some rare insight into how the US corporate war machine invented Islam as the new Enemy …

Keeping Faith in Germany

Rising from its ashes once again, Germany is reclaiming its pride of place in Europe …

Book Burning: The Americans still don’t get it

Book Burning: The Americans still don’t get it

There’s a method in the madness and upsurge in incidents like the Koran burning in Afghanistan…

Israel, India and the Persian Puzzle

The attacks in Delhi, Tbilisi and Bangkok were clearly meant to corner Iran as well as sabotage the growing Iran-India relationship…

Iran: War By Other Means

Iran: War By Other Means

The world stands and stares once again as the coalition of the ever willing cooks up yet another unjust war against another oil-rich Muslim country…

The Challenge of Change in the Middle East

Patrick Buchanan is one of those few writers I never like to miss.  Having worked as a senior advisor to three US presidents, Buchanan has had a rare, ringside view…

Needed: An Arab Spring for America

When you stand upside down on your head, the world looks upturned too.  So it’s just as well that US presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich thinks the Palestinians are an “invented…

Islamists Reap the Harvest of Arab Spring

Inspired by the French Revolution, William Wordsworth, the Romantic known for celebration of nature and hopeless odes to the Lake District wrote: Bliss was it in that dawn to be…

Pakistan Deserves Better

Anything is possible in Pakistan, the land of infinite possibilities.  The Pakistanis have gotten so used to the setbacks and betrayals over the past six decades or so that nothing…

Doing an Iraq to Iran

Doing an Iraq to Iran

You may fool some people some of the time, counseled Abraham Lincoln, but not all the people all the time. The earthy wisdom of the US president credited with uniting…

History Lessons in South Asia

Textbooks in Pakistan foster prejudice and intolerance of Hindus and Christians, claims a study by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. “Religious minorities are often portrayed as inferior or…

Losing Kashmiri Hearts and Minds

Losing Kashmiri Hearts and Minds

An unjust law is no law, warned Martin Luther King. The Kashmiris have been living with such laws for decades.  At least one in every five Kashmiris has at some point or…

The Plot Behind the ‘Iran Plot’

A great deal of time in my adolescent years was spent with my father’s books.   I was introduced to some of the finest names in Urdu and Western literature in my…

An American Tragedy

Samir Khan was the age of my young brother.  Born to reasonably well-to-do parents, he grew up in the United States and went to the best of schools in a…

Some Are More Equal at the U.N.

Some Are More Equal at the U.N.

President Barack Obama’s shameful turnaround over Palestine has exposed the ‘audacity of hope’ for what it is—a sham. More important, it has turned the spotlight on the world body and…

Waiting for September

The Palestinians have set the cat among the pigeons with their freedom song.  And it’s good to see Uncle Sam and his fiendish brat break out in a cold sweat…

Don’t Forget Other Victims of 9/11

Here we go again.  It’s the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and the whole world is going bananas.  There has already been a deluge of special reports and…

From Libya to Palestine

From Libya to Palestine

We are living in truly interesting times, as the Chinese would put it.  What a remarkable year it has been for the Middle East, and the rest of the world!…

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