All posts filed under: Americas

US Decline: Superpowers fall when confronting alternatives

There has been much political soul-searching in the United States about the eclipse of American power and influence across the world. Some have even suggested this steady decline to be irreversible and inevitable.  The word ‘decline’, often associated with empires has entered political debate, with talk of a post-American world and the inexorable rise of […]

Even if Trump expels all the Muslims and Mexicans from America, no wall will be high enough to protect Americans from themselves

In response to Trump’s constant claims about a huge threat to the US from Muslim terrorists, the New York Times posted a story on the 11th of February 2017, with the headline: “Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists”. The New York Times quoted research from the Cato Institute showing that “between 1975 and 2015, terrorists born […]

Trump is a pawn of the American political establishment that follows the secular Capitalist ideology

When President Trump took a phone call from the leader of Taiwan in December and asserted that the United States might no longer be bound by the “One China” policy, his defenders hailed it as a show of strength — the latest delicate issue on which Mr. Trump was willing to challenge decades of diplomatic […]

Q&A: Trump’s International Policy

Question: The previous US administration’s important achievement in Syria i.e. the surrendering of Aleppo to the Syrian regime has coincided with its imminent departure: the administration was following a plan that was bearing “fruits” on borrowed time… and now after the advent of the new administration of President Trump on 20/01/2017, what is expected from […]

Trump the Apprentice

US President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims from seven Muslim majority countries has agitated Muslims in America. However, this is but a mere continuation of the so-called “war on terror” which has again revealed its anti-Islam origins. Our focus as Muslims must be to understand the current reality and formulate our response in light of […]

The Trump “Muslim ban”

US President Donald Trump has done well to keep the attention of a volatile world on himself for weeks on end. His recipe is simple; keep proposing and implementing the same crazy ideas he promised during his election campaign. Western media and liberal commentators then respond with what they do best; blow the situation out […]

The Plan behind the Apparent Madness of Trump’s Decisions in the White House

During Donald Trump’s first week as US president, he enacted controversial campaign pledges sending shock waves around the world. Exactly as promised, Trump banned entry to the US from seven Muslim countries for 90 days and suspended refugee admissions for 120 days, he began repealing and replacing ‘Obamacare’, he cancelled the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, […]

International Trends of the US Administration

President elect Donald Trump outlined policies that could change international relations significantly, and developments in the US Senate between the 10th and 13th of January, including open investigative sessions as part of the procedure for approving Trump’s nominees for his new cabinet have shed light on future relations with Russia, China, Mexico and the Middle […]

The Future of US-Russia Relations

As President Obama prepares to leave the White House on the 20th January 2017, the future of US-Russia relations is in turmoil. President-elect Trump has called for friendly relations with Russia, while outgoing President Obama raised tensions by announcing the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats on the 29th December, 2016. This follows reports from the […]

What to Expect from the Trump Presidency

Much of the world continues to digest the victory of Donald Trump over veteran Hilary Clinton for the President of the USA. Trump overwhelmingly defeated Clinton winning a number of states that were for long considered democrat heartlands (Hilary Clinton won the popular vote). Many analysts have been falling over themselves to determine what this […]

Real Americans do not care who won the US election!

The Washington Times – Saturday, November 12, 2016 reported that “Law enforcement arrested 33 Dakota Access pipeline protesters Friday after they slashed tires, destroyed a construction site, blocked county roads and attacked an officer with a stake near Mandan, North Dakota. The latest clash brought to roughly 500 the number of activists arrested by local […]

The Election of Trump as US President

وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَا فِي كُلِّ قَرْيَةٍ أَكَابِرَ مُجْرِمِيهَا لِيَمْكُرُوا فِيهَا وَمَا يَمْكُرُونَ إِلَّا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ “And thus We have placed within every city the greatest of its criminals to conspire therein. But they conspire not except against themselves, and they perceive it not” (Al-An’aam: 123)

So Trump is the US President! Does anyone Still think Democracy Works?

The US presidential elections are finally over with Donald Trump crowned winner but in this whole circus performance, the joke has been on ‘Democracy’. This entire cringeworthy process has showcased to the world the ingrained fault lines and dangers of the democratic system. It has been an election steeped in the gutter politics of personalized […]

Assessing Obama’s Presidency

2016 is US President, Barack Hussain Obama’s final year in office. As per the US Constitution, he is barred from running for a third term. As a result, Obama will now be finalising his legacy. That freezing morning on January 20, 2009, when Obama took his oath, as the US President, he achieved something no […]

US Elections and Corporate America

Big businesses rule America, not the demos (people). As the controversial elections continue to attract attention, many have forgotten who really pulls the strings in corporate America. In 2012, The New York Times estimated that approximately $6.3 billion had been pumped into both the presidential and congressional elections. In 2016, The New York Times revealed […]