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The Crisis of Civilization
October 20, 2012 No Comment
The Crisis of Civilization

The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.
Weaving together …

Extradition: A Victory for Terror
September 25, 2012 No Comment
Extradition: A Victory for Terror

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by The Huffington Post (UK)
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that five British terror suspects, the most notorious of which is the self-styled ex-Finsbury Park mosque cleric …

Somalia – Light at the End of the Tunnel?
August 24, 2012 No Comment
Somalia – Light at the End of the Tunnel?

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by The Huffington Post (UK)
Ever since ‘Black Hawk Down’, Somalia is not known as a country bearing good news. For over 20 years, the country has lacked a stable …

Sectarian Jihad in Syria: Made in the USA?
August 20, 2012 No Comment
Sectarian Jihad in Syria: Made in the USA?

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by Foreign Policy in Focus
As the onslaught on Aleppo continues to spiral out of control, the future of Syria looks increasingly uncertain. Clashes between Assad’s forces, including tanks and …

An old war in new clothes
August 3, 2012 No Comment
An old war in new clothes

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by Prospect
The situation in Syria continues to spiral out of control. Bashar al-Assad’s forces, including tanks and helicopter gunships, supported by Russia and Iran, are currently amassed around the …

Why Leveson must investigate Islamophobia
July 18, 2012 No Comment
Why Leveson must investigate Islamophobia

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by Le Monde diplomatique
Despite the continuing debate about ‘Islamophobia’ and whether or not it is the right word, the reality of anti-Muslim bias in British media coverage of Islam …

How better development could yet save Afghanistan
June 22, 2012 No Comment
How better development could yet save Afghanistan

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by Europe’s World
Afghanistan, to no one’s surprise, has come to dominate NATO summits. At their Lisbon meeting in November 2010, NATO countries decided to withdraw troops by 2014, and …

Geert Wilders tries to break America
June 9, 2012 No Comment
Geert Wilders tries to break America

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by The New Statesman
The deepening of the Eurozone crisis – with Greece, Spain and Italy on the brink and threatening to bring the rest of the EU down with …

The road to a stable Afghanistan is through…the Pakistani countryside?
April 27, 2012 No Comment
The road to a stable Afghanistan is through…the Pakistani countryside?

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by Foreign Policy
Since NATO’s Lisbon summit in November 2010, debate has raged over the decision to draw-down troops from Afghanistan by 2014. And in less than a month, NATO …

Which Khan Can Save Pakistan?
April 20, 2012 No Comment
Which Khan Can Save Pakistan?

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by Le Monde diplomatique
To say that Pakistan is at a crossroads is something of a truism. Over the last decade, the country has jumped from one political, constitutional and …

Burning Britain: Riot Fever as a Symptom of Systemic Failure
August 10, 2011 No Comment
Burning Britain: Riot Fever as a Symptom of Systemic Failure

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by Ceasefire Magazine
Warzone
The rioting, looting and plunder that started in Tottenham on Saturday has now spread like wildfire throughout the capital. Shops were broken into, properties vandalized, and flats …

The Crisis of Civilization – Movie Trailer
January 26, 2011 No Comment
The Crisis of Civilization – Movie Trailer

The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.
Weaving together …

Sliding Toward Climate Catastrophe – Danger of Gulf Stream Collapse?
September 21, 2010 No Comment
Sliding Toward Climate Catastrophe – Danger of Gulf Stream Collapse?

Various abridged versions of this piece have been published in Le Monde diplomatique, Daily News Egypt and Pakistan Observer.
Unprecedented heatwave in Russia, leading to uncontrollable wildfires. Floods in Pakistan the like of which have not …

Understanding Islamophobia
September 15, 2010 No Comment
Understanding Islamophobia

The New Left Project (NLP) publishes the transcript of a lengthy interview with IPRD Executive Director, Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, by NLP’s Samia Aziz – on the nature, causes and future of Islamophobia in the UK …

Pakistan and America: Costs of Militarism
September 9, 2010 No Comment
Pakistan and America: Costs of Militarism

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by OpenDemocracy.net
Pakistan is in the eye of many storms. It lies at the heart of the United States’s almost decade-long “war on terror”, with an ever-ambiguous position (in Washington’s …

The End of the World As We Know It? The rise of the post-carbon era
September 5, 2010 No Comment
The End of the World As We Know It? The rise of the post-carbon era

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, published by Ceasefire Magazine
Only 500 generations ago, hunter-gatherers began cultivating crops and forming their tiny communities into social hierarchies. Around 15 to 20 generations ago, industrial capitalism erupted on …

World Food Production Crisis – Worsening
August 10, 2010 No Comment
World Food Production Crisis – Worsening

New research published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that rice yields in many parts of Asia over the last 25 years have fallen already by about 10-20 per cent due …

Changing the Game in Pakistan – letter in today’s Evening Standard
August 9, 2010 No Comment
Changing the Game in Pakistan – letter in today’s Evening Standard

This is my letter on latest developments in Pakistan/Afghanistan published in today’s Evening Standard:
The fuss over David Cameron’s comments on Pakistan exporting terror and his subsequent attempts to repair bridges has been hugely overblown. Given …