All posts tagged: Adnan Khan

Can Russia Win in Ukraine?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will soon be 3 months old and it has not been a good war for the Russians. After spending months amassing over 100,000 troops around Ukraine, Russia launched a multi-pronged invasion into Europe’s largest country and very quickly the war turned into a battle of attrition rather than the quick victory […]

Imran Khan’s Innings Over

After spending over two decades building his political career, Imran Khan’s administration came to an unceremonious end after becoming the first prime minister in Pakistan’s history to be thrown out in a vote of no confidence. The clock was ticking on Imran Khan’s tenure as soon as he secured the premiership in August 2018. Pakistan’s […]

The Demise of the Dollar?

There continues to be much talk of the dollar’s demise and over the last decade, a number of challengers have emerged to lay claim to the dollar’s dominant position. With the rise of China, many consider China to be in pole position to replace the US dollar. The dollar has played a central role in […]

New Government in Afghanistan

The Taliban recently announced its new interim government after numerous cancelations and delays. The world has been watching Afghanistan very closely since the Taliban overthrew the US backed regime in Kabul. The Talban have been holding meetings with regional nations and the intelligence heads. With the capture of the Panjshir region and the defeat of […]

NATO Struggles for Relevance

The first meeting between Europe and the US took place recently at the NATO Summit in Brussels. After Donald Trump criticised Europe for not pulling their weight in the Transatlantic alliance relations reached rock bottom between the allies. With Joe Biden now the new US president he has been keen to present a new front […]

Putting Palestine into Perspective

Evers since the last days of Ramadan when many across the world watched in horror as Zionist forces stormed al-Aqsa compound and Zionist settlers tried to evict residents in Sheikh Jarrah, matters have now escalated into a full-blown crisis as the Jewish entity is now invading Gaza. When the Zionists were committing their crimes, much […]

America’s Longest War

The global media is full of reports of the departure of US forces from Afghanistan. What is now America’s longest war having cost to the US taxpayer in excess of $2 trillion, the lives of 2,488 soldiers, whilst a further 20,722 have returned to the US wounded forever. In a speech at the White House […]

Getting to the Root of the French Problem

France has for long had a difficult relationship with Islam and its adherents. The republication by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo of a controversial series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed (saw) to mark the beginning of a trial over the attack on its office in 2015 once again brought to attention the tensions between […]

Constructing the Khilafah’s Defences

Download the book from here. Introduction The ability of any nation or people to defend its borders from foreign threats has been part of human existence from the very beginning of time. For a nation to be considered independent, protecting its territorial integrity is essential otherwise its very existence comes into question. A nation that […]

Imran Khan’s Circus Comes to an End

After 7 months of much fanfare Imran Khan, former Cricketer turned politician brought an end to his ‘Dharna’ (protest) or ‘Azadi (Freedom) march,’ and re-joined the Pakistan parliament. Speaking to reporters after emerging from a huddle with the party’s core policy makers on April 6, Imran Khan said, “We have decided to attend the joint […]

10 Things You Need to Know about Syria

The Arab Spring officially reached Syria on 15 March 2011 as protests began in Damascus, Aleppo, and the southern city of Daraa. The protests were triggered by the incarceration and torture of several young students, who were arrested for writing anti-government graffiti in the city – ‘The people want the fall of the regime.'[1] Today, 4 years on, with the death toll well in excess of 200,000 people and with half of the country’s 22 million population displaced, the uprising continues to rage and on this fourth anniversary the following 10 issues are what you need to know about Syria.

Capitalism’s Real Crisis

As the world’s richest individuals and companies and the world’s most powerful gathered at the Davos Summit in Switzerland. It was a shock to many when Oxfam, the UK charity, confirmed a mere 1% of the world’s population owns 48% of the world’s wealth. It also concluded that at the current trajectory 1% of the world’s population will in a few years own 99% of the world’s wealth! This was after its 2014 report ‘working for the few,’ revealed he richest 85 people across the globe shared a combined wealth of £1trillion, as much as half of the world’s population (3.5 billion people).

BOOK: Strategic Estimate 2015

Strategic Estimate 2015 is Khilafah.com’s fifth annual assessment of the global balance of power. We concluded our 2014 assessment with the US remaining the world’s superpower as it began rapprochement with Iran and through ensuring real change did not take place in both Egypt and Syria. In 2014 developments in the Middle East saw US military action in both Iraq and Syria and this has dominated the attention of US policy makers in 2014.

Peshawar Massacre and America’s Covert War in Pakistan

A few days have now passed since the brutal attack that took place in the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. The official death toll stands at 141 dead, the vast majority of those were innocent school children. There has been an outpouring of grief from all corners of Pakistan and all people from all backgrounds have condemned the attack including many groups in the tribal areas and Mullah Umar of the Afghan Taliban.

America’s Soviet Moment

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has released its summary of the much-anticipated report into the CIA interrogation programs established by US spy chiefs after 9/11. The full report, which many senators wanted classified is 6,000 pages long and only a summary of 525 pages has been unclassified. The report took five years to produce and is based on more than 6 million internal agency documents.

G20 Delivers Zero Solutions

The G20 summit of the world’s largest 20 economies concluded on 16 November in Brisbane, Australia, with the summit communique delivering only bad news on the global economy. The final summit communique highlighted: “But the global recovery is slow, uneven and not delivering the jobs needed. The global economy is being held back by a shortfall in demand, while addressing supply constraints is key to lifting potential growth. Risks persist, including in financial markets and from geopolitical tensions. We commit to work in partnership to lift growth, boost economic resilience and strengthen global institutions.”[1] The global economic crisis has now reached its seventh anniversary and whilst economic collapse has been averted, wealth maldistribution, welfare cuts, unemployment and government debt continues to halt any economic recovery. British Prime Minster David Cameron issued a stark message: “the red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy.”[2] The G20 nations collectively account for 85% of the world economy, 80% of world trade and 60% of the worlds population,[3] but despite this it has failed to solve the global economic crisis. There are four key reasons for this failure.

The Arab Spring comes to an end in Tunisia

Tunisia held general elections Oct 26, the first since the country adopted a new constitution in January 2014 and second since Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was forced to flee the country. The secular Nidaa Tounis party, also known as Call for Tunisia, won 85 of the 217 seats in parliament, whilst Ennahda saw the reversal of its fortunes, winning only 69 seats.

Obama’s war on ISIS

US president Barack Obama laid out his administration’s much awaited strategy in a national televised address on Wednesday 10 September.[1] Whilst this assumes his government had no strategy, America’s strategy has been taking shape against ISIS for some time. This can be seen from the fact that Obama only moved US troops when ISIS was a mere 40 Kilometres from the Kurdish capital city of Arbil in Northern Iraq. US policy makers concluded with the Iraqi central government giving up on taking back areas they had lost to ISIS[2] and with Kurdish forces on the verge of capitulation, air strikes were necessary. With a war weary public Obama is considered to have failed the country in foreign policy areas such as Syria. His speech was in reality a public relations exercise ahead of the November US midterm elections. Whilst Obama’s speech was aimed at his domestic audience, his government’s strategy on the Iraq crisis, ISIS and Syria revolves around four key areas.

The Global Economic Crisis: 7 Years On

As the summer season reached its zenith in the northern hemisphere the global economic crisis that began in 2007 reached its seventh anniversary. Three announcements were made alongside this that show the crisis has not ended and the global economy has not recovered from the economic crisis. The three announcements were:

1. The European Central Bank (ECB) announced on 5 June 2014 that it was cutting its headline interest rate to 0.15%, and that it will impose negative interest rates of -0.1% on eurozone banks who place reserves in their accounts held by the ECB.