All posts filed under: Americas

America’s Fading World Order

A recent Pew poll asked Americans to look 30 years into the future and this produced some interesting results. The American public foresees “a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage”. [1] In contrast, inhabitants in South Asia are living with America’s waning global fortunes. According to a survey by the ASEAN […]

Only Khilafah will Reveal the Western War Crimes in Afghanistan and React Firmly Against such Measures

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a policy of US visa restrictions on International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators if they intend to probe the US military war crimes in Afghanistan. He added that the US will take additional steps, including economic sanctions, if the ICC does not change its course.

Q&A: America’s Withdrawal from the Missile Treaty with Russia

Question: The US Secretary of State officially announced in the beginning of this month the withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty- the reduction of medium and short-range missiles) signed with Russia in 1987. What are the dimensions of this American withdrawal? Did Russia really violate the treaty or […]

Partial US Government Shutdown

The US federal government has been partially ‘shutdown’ since the 22nd of December, 2018, and now, going into January, 2019, there are 800,000 federal employees without pay. They are struggling to cover their mortgage repayments, and some have been returning Christmas presents to pay their bills. Some government services have the reason for the shutdown […]

Muslims raise over £200,000 within hours for victims of the Pittsburg Synagogue shooting

Two Muslim organizations have raised nearly $200,000 to help victims and their families following the shooting massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The online fund-raiser was part of a broad outpouring of assistance in response to the anti-Semitic attack, which killed 11 people and left six others injured, including blood […]

Q&A: Trump and the NATO Summit

Question: The NATO summit was held in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, on 11 and 12 /7/2018. It was attended by the American president and the leaders of the 29-member states of the alliance. The debate between them and Trump intensified and almost was confined to the issue […]

Sino-American Trade War is a Struggle for American Supremacy

Recently, China has accused the United States of starting the “biggest trade war in history”. The Trump administration’s 25% tariffs affect more than 800 Chinese products worth $34 billion such as industrial machinery, medical devices and auto parts [1]. Meanwhile, Beijing has promised to respond in kind.  Are we really looking at a large-scale trade […]

Trump’s Caging of Migrant Children Exemplifies the Inhumane Unconscionable Nature of America’s Nationalistic Democratic System

Under the American President’s vile ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy, around 2000 children, some as young as 4 or 5, of those classified as ‘illegal immigrants’, have been forcibly separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border over the past six weeks alone. They have been placed in wire mesh cages in detention centres, whose conditions have […]

Germany and France Warn that the Post-World War II Order No Longer Exists and that Trump’s Economic Nationalism could lead to War

US President Trump hit EU steel and aluminum with import tariffs at the start of June, and European Union countries unanimously backed a plan, on the 14th of June, to impose tariffs on $3.3 billion worth of U.S. products. The following day, Trump called French President Emmanuel Macron to push the European Union to negotiate […]

Democracy was Broken before Trump’s Backers Discovered the Power of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent nearly 10 hours testifying at a US Congressional hearing this week. On the 10th of April the Senate questioned him, and on the 11th of April, the House of Representatives got their turn. Democrats complained about Facebook’s role in Trump’s election, while Republicans complained about Facebook being biased against them. […]

Hundreds of Diplomats are expelled in a New ‘Cold War’ after Putin’s Election as Russian President

Worsening US-Russia relations are “similar, to a large extent, to what we lived during the Cold War,” said the United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres on the 29th of March, after the US announced that it was expelling 60 Russian diplomats. The expulsions were claimed to be in response to the poisoning in the UK of […]

Trump’s Dismissal of his Secretary of State and its Impact on America’s Foreign Policy

President Trump dismissed his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, by a twitter message on the 13th of March and announced CIA director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. Then, just hours after Tillerson was fired, Steve Goldstein, the State Department’s undersecretary of public affairs was also fired by the White House for publicly contradicting the White […]