Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'democracy''
The American Elections – You have no choice, Have whatever you choose
Dr. Reza Pankhurst If there was any doubt remaining – the Presidential debate on foreign policy served to confirm the bi-partisan agreement on America’s role in the Middle East (and beyond). A promise of seemingly unconditional [...]
Egypt’s election results: Palestinian Victory and Zionist Defeat?
Franklin Lamb The official results of the first round of the historic Egyptian presidential elections, the first ever in Mother Egypt where the results were not known in advance, present an encouraging snapshot of “new democratic [...]
The Politics of Tribulation
Ali Harfouch and Umm Hafsa Pragmatic policies and methods can only produce pragmatic responses and answers to critical questions related to principal and vision. Engagements with reformist movements are rarely a debate about principle; rather, they usually [...]
Response to Cameron’s Speech in Indonesia
Dear Mr Cameron, Your speech on Thursday 12th April 2012 in Indonesia was arguably one of the most dishonest and hypocritical political speeches I have ever heard. Your trip to Indonesia may have been meant to [...]
Ghannushi’s Political Paradoxes: the Islamic Secular?
Dr. Abdul Wahid In early March 2012, Rashid al-Ghannushi—the well-known thinker and leader of Ennahda, the political party that fared best in Tunisia’s recent elections—addressed a small audience from Tunisia’s elite at the Centre for the [...]
Whither the Nation-States?
Sharique Naeem The Law of a land governs the relationship of individuals within that Society; therefore, the law is central to any society as it is the yardstick for decisions. In the west, the secular law [...]