Without roots, no future. Germans and Russians – Decoupling ideologies

…next – Prussia, family roots and identity of heart Cultural diversity or universal uniformity? Peaceful co-existence of nation-states or institutional global governance with international organizations and their sphere of influence gaining more and more ground, even in everyone’s private life? Which future will be ours? Roots, earth and homeland—while unearthing the deepest parts of my family history and, at the same time, German history, my uninhibited view of my Prussian roots continues to pave my way towards a new future. Our world today is on the verge of a new beginning. It is up to us to decide which way…

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Sheth Jerjis: Turkish national policy had never paid attention to the sufferings of the Iraqi Turkmen

Instability in the Middle East, including Iran, Iraq, and Syria, creates difficulties for the entire population of these countries; however, sometimes, minorities become victims of repression, massacres, or political games.One of such minorities, who inhabit the countries mentioned above, is Iraqi TurkmenWe discussed the current state of Iraqi Turkmen with Sheth Jerjis, Chairman of the Iraqi Turkmen Human Rights Research Foundation.We know that during the reign of Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s government was taking measures to assimilate Turkmen and change the ethnic composition of cities densely populated by Turkmen.What is the situation in today’s Iraq? The details on the situation of…

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East-West Special Force in Exercise

Nandini Dash* On May 11th, 2021 there was an east-west special force in exercise seen in camp Ainoura, Sasebo, Japan. While there is an anti-Asian reprove drawing attention for many years, this joint exercise has a different tale. Amphibian forces of Japan, France, and the USA together in the drilling which is named ‘ARC21’. In the present context the history of the 3 partners are: Japan – Two Asian countries, China and Japan are the second and third largest global economy respectively. Although they have improved trade relations, yet war history memory is still alive in storehouses. As the year…

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Horizon 2030: Will Emerging Risks Unravel Our Global Systems?

Horizon 2030: Will Emerging Risks Unravel Our Global Systems? Mathew Maavak[1] This peer-reviewed article first appeared in the Salus Journal (Publisher: Charles Sturt University, Australia) in April 2021. Salus Journal. 9,1. 2-17 ABSTRACT Various scholars and institutions regard global social instability as the greatest threat facing this decade. The catalyst has been postulated to be a Second Great Depression which, in turn, will have profound implications for global security and national integrity. This paper, written from a broad systems perspective, illustrates how emerging risks are getting more complex and intertwined; blurring boundaries between the economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological…

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De facto Globalism

A connected world where individuals and companies are inter linked, international organizations work together for the benefit of all, share knowledge, culture, engage in trade and diplomatic relations and stand for each other at the time of any hardship is known as globalization. United Nations of Organization (UNO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Union (EU), African Union, Arab League, South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are such international political and economic collaborations. Yet there is a misconception looming or debate going on whether globalization has failed or not. At this juncture the fabulous brain…

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Politics and Economies of Emotions: Identity (Shite), Religious Nationalism and Globalization

Farhan Raza  ……Destiny of Islam becomes alive after every living Karbla‚ (Dr. Mohammad Iqbal) ‚Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah as Dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the Presence of their Lord’ (3: 169), as it has been cited in different chapters about martyrdom in the Holy Quran. The term martyrdom means that the believers who sacrifice their lives in the holy war or in the name of the Lord/ God/ Allah on the battlefield fighting against evil/chaos/Infidels and further believed that they do not die the mortal death but rather enter paradise directly…

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The Religious Doctrines of the Iraqi Turkmen: a Focus on the Shia Turkmen

Sheth JerjisIntroductionPractically all the Iraqi Turkmen people embrace Islam. Very few of them are Christian; they are called Christians of the Citadel, referring to the Kerkuk citadel, their mother language is Turkmen and they use Turkmen language in their religious ceremonies (Al-Hirmizi 2005a and 2005b, and Samanchi 1999). With time and particularly after evacuation and demolition of the Kerkuk citadel during 1997-1998, they had migrated mainly to Baghdad and out of the country. The history of their presence in Kerkuk extends by some sources to the time of the Mongols of Genghis khan in the 13th century.Regarding the doctrinal (sectorial)…

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President Joe Biden extends fast bid to undo Trump’s policies

Elect President Biden planned to undo Trump’s border security policies, family separation, legal immigration and many others in his first two weeks in office. By Rehan Rajput President Biden first steps go about Human Rights, Immigration, Foreign Policy on some other key issues same as he once declared. In a New York Times interview, “When I am president, human rights will be at the centre of US foreign policy.” There are some promising accords between the ideas Biden has set out and the policies shadowed by the 1976-80 Democratic Jimmy Carter administration. This is a pleasing development, for no president…

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Will The Mammoth PDM crumble down Imran Khan Govt.?

The year 2020-21 has been a difficult period for Pakistan where one side Pakistan struggles with its crippling economy. On the other side, the whole opposition stands unified against the PTI led Imran Khan Government. By Rehan Rajput Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s actions have led to a united opposition force like never before in the country’s history – this is known as Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). Last year September, 11 major opposition parties collaborated to form the PDM, with a single objective – to topple Imran Khan’s PTI government and restore democracy. This is the first time in the country’s…

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Borders and identities in the globalised world

“We intend to be kind to everyone. We have many friends. But just as importantly, we aspire to remain ourselves.”–Lee Kuan Yen (1923-2015), Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-1990) (Source: Zajec 2016, 236). A new global governance The effects of globalisation are radically challenging our perception of the world. In order to respond effectively to current challenges, we must change our mindset, open up to the world, consider those around us and create a new global governance (Brown 2019; Foucher 2019). The geopolitical transition is underway. China is not only an economic powerhouse, but also a global geopolitical force. Meant to revitalise the “Silk Roads”,…

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