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Years of US-led Pressures on Japan Performed a Central Role Leading to Pearl Harbor

By 1920, America had become by far the world’s richest country, whose strength held sway over much of the Western hemisphere, and was stretching further eastwards. As her influence expanded, the United States was posing a serious problem for the Empire of Japan, a major power with its own territorial […]

Read Imran Khan’s History Making Independence Day Speech in Azad Kashmir

Below is the full English transcript of Imran Khan’s 2019 Independence Day Speech from Muzaffarabad I am happy that today, on Pakistan’s Independence Day, I am standing here with my brothers in Kashmir and at a time when there is a massive crisis being inflicted on the people of Kashmir. […]

Trump Plays it Cool on Hong Kong

When Hillary Clinton Tweeted her hardline support for the Hong Kong rioters just hours after they conducted an ISIS style torture of a Global Times journalist inside an airport, the world could have and should have breathed a sigh of relief. The seemingly counter-intuitive sigh of relief should have been […]

Liberty in Home Affairs And Authoritarianism in Foreign Affairs: A Post-Brexit Goal

Something is rotten in the land of Magna Carta. Whilst the events which transpired at Runnymede in 1215 have indeed set in motion a tradition in which liberty has tended to expand rather than contract, two world wars and one Tony Blair later and liberty is once again on the […]

Pakistan’s Incomplete Independence Day

The profound Choudhry Rahmat Ali was not only the inventor of Pakistan’s name but in great part he was the inventor of Pakistan’s purpose. His seminal 1933 work Now or Never; Are We to Live or Perish Forever? also know as the Pakistan Declaration outlined the supreme necessity of a south […]

Fu Guohao is a Hero

Yesterday, journalist Fu Guohao was physically seized, tied up and savagely beaten by rioters at Hong Kong air port. After Fu sustained major injuries, the rioters prohibited medical services from reaching him as he remained hogtied to a makeshift torture rack. Eventually Fu was hospitalised and since then, more about […]

Priyanka Chopra Should Be Stripped Of Her Role As A UN “Goodwill” Ambassador

The Bollywood actress’ February tweet praising the Indian Armed Forces for their failed strike against Pakistan and her recent defense thereof as “patriotic” contravene the principles that a UN “Goodwill” Ambassador such as herself are supposed to embody and should thus result in her being stripped of this influential role. […]

Hard Kaur Threatens To KO Modi, Gets Suspended From Twitter But Still Goes Viral

Indian-born but UK-based rapper Hard Kaur defiantly challenged both Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Shah “to come in the ring alone” and fight in response to the sedition case that the government recently filed against her for her anti-Hindutva comments, promptly resulting in her account’s suspension from Twitter shortly […]

Duterte Holds Islam Close to His Heart

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has used the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha as an occasion to reiterate his commitment to ever deeper and more meaningful inter-communal relations in The Philippines with a particular emphasis on the contribution Moros (Philippine Muslims) make to their country. Duterte issued the following Eid message: “In […]