Opinion & Features

90 articles in Opinion & Features

Is Recognising Palestinian Sovereignty Enough, Or Just Empty Rhetoric?

May 16, 2024

Ebrahim Moosa || 16 May 2024   The United Nations General Assembly vote on Friday to support Palestine’s membership to the body was a well-meaning but rather symbolic event. To be fair, there will be some benefits, but will it […]

 Kudos To Journalists Who Tell The Truth 

May 9, 2024

Chandra Muzaffar || 9 May 2024   UNESCO should be congratulated for awarding the Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize for 2024 to Palestinian journalists covering Gaza. The prize this year was announced in Santiago, Chile in conjunction with World […]

Did Istanbul Elect Turkey’s New Leader?

April 4, 2024

Ahmet T. Kuru || April 4, 2024   The reelection of Istanbul’s mayor Ekrem Imamoglu on March 31 means much more than a municipal win. It has consolidated Imamoglu’s reputation as the only politician able to defeat President Recep Tayyip […]

My Malaysia ordeal shows how religion can fuse with populist nationalism to silence dissent

March 2, 2024

Ahmet T. Kuru || March 1, 2024 I hadn’t expected my book tour in Malaysia to end with a confrontation with men who identified themselves as police in a Kuala Lumpur airport. I arrived in the Muslim-majority country in early […]

Apex court decision on shariah provisions seen as liberals undermining Islam, says IRF

February 29, 2024

PETALING JAYA: The recent decision by the Federal Court to strike down 16 provisions in Kelantan’s shariah enactment has been misconstrued by detractors as liberals undermining Islam’s status in the country, an Islamic think tank said. Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) […]

Legal challenge issue blown out of proportion

February 29, 2024

LETTERS: We read the news about the death threat against Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid and her daughter Tengku Yasmin Nastasha Tengku Abdul Rahman with much consternation. They have also received threats on social media, including calls for their […]

 ICJ on Gaza: Acting Against Israel

February 2, 2024

Chandra Muzaffar || 2 February 2024   Five days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced various interim measures aimed at preventing the State of Israel from committing acts in Gaza which come within the scope of the Genocide […]

Gaza: South Africa Seeks Justice

January 10, 2024

Chandra Muzaffar || 10 January 2024 The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) commends the Government of South Africa for requesting the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to issue an urgent order declaring that Israel is in breach of […]

Niger: A Coup Against French Control And Dominance

August 10, 2023

Chandra Muzaffar | 10 August 2023 The situation in Niger is still in flux. On 26 July 2023 a military coup took place in that West African state that led to the ouster of its elected President, Mohamed Bazoum, by […]

AUKUS: Part of A Multi-Pronged Strategy to Preserve US Regional Dominance

June 25, 2023

Dr Joseph  Camilleri | 25 June 2023 The AUKUS agreement reached in September 2021 has left Australia more deeply entangled with US strategic priorities and war preparations than ever before. AUKUS reflects the prevalent view within the US security establishment […]

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