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March 7, 2013

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Sliding Toward Climate Catastrophe – Danger of Gulf Stream Collapse?
September 21, 2010
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
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
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
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 …

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on The Real Deal
September 5, 2010
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on The Real Deal

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on The Real Deal with George Galloway talking about his new book A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save it. Dr. Ahmed discusses global crisis …

All Quotes
September 1, 2010
All Quotes

1 billion children (every second child) live in absolute poverty — UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children, 2005
10.6 million children died last year due to extreme poverty before they reached the age of 5 (equivalent …

Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – Young Fabians Podcast
August 24, 2010
Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – Young Fabians Podcast

Young Fabian New Media Officer, Alex Baker, caught up with Dr Ahmed to discuss his forthcoming book “A User’s guide to crisis of civilization: and how to save it”, in which Dr Ahmed argues that existing …

Stephen Sackur speaks to Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on BBC World News
August 13, 2010
Stephen Sackur speaks to Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on BBC World News

Crisis is a word we’ve been hearing a lot over the last couple of weeks and months. In recent days it has been applied to the floods in Pakistan, mudslides in China, wild fires in …

World Food Production Crisis – Worsening
August 10, 2010
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
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 …

Peak Coal Has Arrived
August 7, 2010
Peak Coal Has Arrived

A new peer-reviewed study in the journal Science has concluded that world coal production will peak next year. The study finds that on a business-as-usual scenario of exploitation (i.e. without efforts to curb fossil …

Pakistan’s Double Game
August 2, 2010
Pakistan’s Double Game

Prospect Magazine has today published my analysis of the US-Pakistan terror nexus on its blog here:
Since the release of 90,000 pages of classified US military intelligence on operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan by WikiLeaks, the …

7/7, Terror and Torture: Protecting the Deep State
July 2, 2010
7/7, Terror and Torture: Protecting the Deep State

Five years on from the London tube bombings, we remain no closer to a full, complete and impartial understanding of the terrible events of that day. Today, the coalition government has demonstrated that it has …

The Charter of the United Nations
June 26, 2010
The Charter of the United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October …

McChrystal Falls: Another Casualty of a War We’re Losing
June 25, 2010
McChrystal Falls: Another Casualty of a War We’re Losing

It is no surprise that President Obama decided to sack General Stanley McChrystal after he and his aides were quoted criticising the president and other senior administration officials in Rolling Stone – of all places. …

Coalition of the Willing – The "New Politics" of Cameron and Clegg, and Our Responsibility
May 12, 2010
Coalition of the Willing – The "New Politics" of Cameron and Clegg, and Our Responsibility

Lots of my friends and colleagues are concerned, if not downright depressed, by the Conservative Party’s ascension to the seat of government. They’re also equally, if not more, shocked that Tories did so with the …

Well and Truly Hung: Fiscal Foolishness and Crisis Convergence
May 11, 2010
Well and Truly Hung: Fiscal Foolishness and Crisis Convergence

In the UK, headlines are dominated by one thing: the hung parliament, and which party, or coalition of parties, is going to take power. Perhaps the subject slips to issues of economic crisis, with mention …

Toufic Machnouk with Derrick Conway MP, Dr Michael Kerr & Andy Love MP on Epilogue
April 15, 2010
Toufic Machnouk with Derrick Conway MP, Dr Michael Kerr & Andy Love MP on Epilogue

Toufic Machnouk with Derrick Conway MP, Dr Michael Kerr, Andy Love MP on Epilogue to review The 33- Day War written by Gilbert Achcar and Michel Warschawski