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March 7, 2013

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More Pontification, More Propaganda on Iraq Notes on John Ware’s BBC Iraq fiasco
November 1, 2007
More Pontification, More Propaganda on Iraq Notes on John Ware’s BBC Iraq fiasco

By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Watching journalist John Ware’s two-part BBC television documentary aired on Sunday and Monday evening this week, “No plan, no peace in Iraq”, one came away with the impression that the entire invasion …

Pakistan’s Mercenary Elites
October 1, 2007
Pakistan’s Mercenary Elites

By M. Shahid Alam
In Pakistan today we encounter a paradox crying for an explanation; it is a paradox, moreover, whose exploration can bring some clarity to the predicament of the Islamicate today.
In January 2002, when …

Unwarranted Influence
September 1, 2007
Unwarranted Influence

By Brian Bogart
You know your country’s “democratic” leadership and rationale for war are in trouble when the anointed most evil enemy makes more sense than they do. Although for all we know Bin Laden’s “annual …

Creating Terror: A Short History on the Creation of Terrorism
July 13, 2007
Creating Terror: A Short History on the Creation of Terrorism

A lecture by Dr. Nafeez Ahmed on the origins of terrorism as a form of political violence deployed by Western states since before the Second World War, the role of US-UK covert action in manipulating …

Chosenness and Israeli Exceptionalism
July 10, 2007
Chosenness and Israeli Exceptionalism

By M. Shahid Alam
No idea has played a more seminal role in the recent history of Jewish and Christian Zionism than the Jewish doctrine of divine election or chosenness.[1] Since this …

American Mamlukes
July 10, 2007
American Mamlukes

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By Dr. M. Shahid Alam
It is a fact little known in the West, outside the circle of historians of Islamicate societies, that Islamicate states often employed soldiers and bureaucrats who were …

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
June 12, 2007
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and …

Global Conflict. Global Warming: A Human Race Against Time
May 23, 2007
Global Conflict. Global Warming: A Human Race Against Time

By Brian Bogart
If one piece of knowledge could explain the stubborn warrior mindset of the Bush administration, it is this; if one piece of knowledge could explain what we perceive as persistent bipartisan political incompetence, …

Myths of the Global Market: How the free market destroys life
May 1, 2007
Myths of the Global Market: How the free market destroys life

By Dr John McMurtry, New Internationalist (May 2007, Issue 401)
Free markets are regaled as the sole solution to poverty and human development. But the global market is inefficient and life destructive, …

Pentagon FY2005 Foreign Country Contracts (“ST26”)
May 1, 2007
Pentagon FY2005 Foreign Country Contracts (“ST26”)

By Brian Bogart, Statistical Information Analysis Division
The strange notion that countries intentionally and routinely exaggerate tensions through rhetoric to profit economically from perpetual conflict preparation and a more-than-occasional confrontation is born out by the statistics …

New Politics of Islam: Pan-Islamic Foreign Policy in a World of States
March 30, 2007
New Politics of Islam: Pan-Islamic Foreign Policy in a World of States

By Dr. Naveed S. Sheikh, 30 March 2007
Studying Islam’s international relations, this title details the theory of pan-Islamism from classical to post-caliphal times and the foreign-policy practice of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan.

Challenging the New Orientalism: Dissenting Essays on the “War Against Islam”
January 30, 2007
Challenging the New Orientalism: Dissenting Essays on the “War Against Islam”

By Dr. M. Shahid Alam, 30 January 2007
The essays in this book – written after 9-11 – challenge the new Orientalists at several levels. They show that their essentialist construction of an unchanging …

Hysteria Over Iran and a New Cold War with Russia: Peak Oil, Petrocurrencies and the Emerging Multi-Polar World
January 15, 2007
Hysteria Over Iran and a New Cold War with Russia: Peak Oil, Petrocurrencies and the Emerging Multi-Polar World

By William Clark
The 21st century will likely be defined by three overarching forces: climate change, Peak Oil, and macroeconomics. The twin issues of climate change and Peak Oil are intertwined variables, and each represent extremely …

Metaxis and Recovery Towards a New Vision of Health
January 1, 2007
Metaxis and Recovery Towards a New Vision of Health

By Jeremiah D. McAuliffe, Jr. MA and Jeffrey C. Wilson MD PM
Jeremiah McAuffile PhD obtained his BA in philosophy from Denville University, Ohio, and went on to gain a MA and eventually his …

Global Disparities Since 1800: Trends and Regional Patterns
December 31, 2006
Global Disparities Since 1800: Trends and Regional Patterns

By M. Shahid Alam
This paper reviews the growing body of evidence on the relative economic standing of different regions of the world in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In general, it does not …

Some Economic Results of the Civilizing Mission
December 30, 2006
Some Economic Results of the Civilizing Mission

By M. Shahid Alam, Northeastern University, Boston
There exists no general history – at least one that is available in the English language – explaining the origins, sources, language, uses, and variations on the theme of …

It’s the Energy and the Economy, Stupid: An open letter to US policymakers
December 28, 2006
It’s the Energy and the Economy, Stupid: An open letter to US policymakers

By William Clark
The 21st century will likely be defined by three overarching forces: climate change, Peak Oil, and macroeconomics. The twin issues of climate change and Peak Oil are intertwined variables, and each represent extremely …