In the United States this autumn, the elite financiers of September 15 succeeded in doing what the elite terrorists of September 11 failed to do: bring the US economy to its knees. But they’re not the only nincompoops in charge in the US. Read more »
In an unprecedented step, the Security Council of the United Nations voted in a heated session that extended late into Tuesday evening to withdraw the recognition of two member states. According to Resolution 2133, Pakistan and Bangladesh will both cease to be recognised in their current form beginning 2pm on the May 11, 2015. This is the first time that the world body has taken such a step, prompting the French representative to call it “an extremely special case”. Read more »
It is accepted that today al Qa’eda is weaker, though not defeated; more cowardly than ever and possibly – even in smaller numbers – more dangerous, just like a wounded and cornered animal. Yet, al Qa’eda’s weakness has less to do with America’s constant military assaults upon it, no matter what the Pentagon likes to have us believe. Read more »
The arrest of billionaire businessman Hisham Talaat Moustafa on charges of ordering the murder of the Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim in Dubai was an unprecedented step forward in the history of the country. Read more »
An insightful piece by Sultan on why The Hermitage Fund’s arrival is welcome news for GCC markets.
It was simply a matter of time before the tensions between Georgia and Russia escalated into a full-scale war. The Russians will obviously not be intimidated nor will they back off, not after Kosovo and Iraq. The best chance Georgia has of keeping South Ossetia and Abkhazia (as well as sparing us all the possibility of igniting a Third World War) would be by Mr. Saakashvili resigning. Read more »