Nuclear weapons are rightly called weapons of mass destruction. While the nuclear non-proliferation treaty calls for all members to reduce their stockpiles with the intention to ultimately abolish them, the major nuclear powers have demonstrably failed to do so.
Like previous years, 2022 has been a pretty nasty year for most people globally. We look at the bad and the not-so-bad developments of the past year and what it may portend for the future.
Throughout history, human beings have been involved in wars. The last century was particularly brutal. The patterns of war, however, seem to be changing and those at a disadvantage are fast catching up with developments in latest technology.
Comparing the policies of Umar and Uthman shows how the problems arose in early Islamic history and the deleterious consequences that followed
Iran has been under western sanctions for decades yet it has taken major strides in self-defence. Its most impressive gains have been in the field of missile technology. Its enemies dare not attack it or they will get a drubbing like never experienced before.
Those backing the violent riots in Iran are in for a rude shock. Unlike the rioters, the Islamic system enjoys mass backing. The people are now demanding that the government take stern action against these western-backed terrorists to restore order in society.
India wants to become a ‘superpower’ yet its social and physical environment is so filthy that it stinks to the sky. Garbage, and human and animal waste litter its streets. People urinate and defecate everywhere. Filth and India have become synonymous.
Hindutva is a racist ideology. Hitherto, it affected minorities in India but now this poisonous ideology has spread to other parts of the world, notably to Europe and North America.
Does US President Joe Biden love or hate Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS)? The US has been sending mixed signals but MbS seems to be going his own way. We discuss what the future holds for relations between the two countries.
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