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Which Muslim Country is the Most Powerful? A Brief Analysis.

Power

    In October 2018, prominent Muslim-British journalist, Editor-in Chief of 5Pillars, Roshan Muhammed Salih (RMS) has compiled a subjective list of the most powerful countries in the Muslim world. He judged them on nine criteria – the strength of their economies, internal cohesion, their political systems, levels of corruption, natural resources, human resources, the strength of their militaries, international alliances, ... Read More »

The Vibe of London & the Future of Europe

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Anyone who has traveled to cosmopolitan cities like London, Toronto, Beirut, Istanbul or Qum, will immediately realize that these cities do not represent the entirety of the countries in which they are located. They are usually a universe of their own.   The cosmopolitan urban centers named above have their distinct character and are supranational. Why? Because these cities are ... Read More »

Peopleonomics: Looking under thy nose

Economics

This column has been contributed by a PhD student of Economics exclusively for Anti-Orientalist.com who chose to remain anonymous. Imagine, you have a good business idea, and that you need money to fund it. Where would you go? You would go to the nearest bank. Another option is to attract some investors. If you are very desperate, you would go ... Read More »

Presidential Elections in Iran, an Anti-Orientalist Perspective

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As the media hype created around the presidential elections which took place in the Islamic Republic of Iran is dying down, our blog will attempt to deconstruct the event within an anti-orientalist framework. Prior to analyzing the repercussions of the election results, we will begin by looking at a key inconsistency surrounding the narrative peddled by the corporate media when ... Read More »

What are the Chances of Conservatives Returning to Power in Canada?

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When Kevin O’Leary, the businessman-turned-reality-TV-star, announced that he is aiming to become Canada’s next Prime Minister, it was clear that due to the election of Donald Trump (DT) many accidental, wealthy and brash people in the West will be entering politics in the next few years. However, it’s not the personality aspect one needs to focus on, but the trend ... Read More »

Key Specifics of the US Soft-Power

Power

In August 2016, Dr. Hosam Mattar published an article in the journal of Contemporary Arab Affairs titled, Limits of US Soft Power in the Arab World. While Dr.Mattar’s paper does an excellent job in theoretically framing the application of soft-power in the Arab world, due to space and topical limit, it had to leave out the practical aspects. Therefore, this ... Read More »

Are Muslims Ready to Use Trump’s Presidency?

American Soft Power

Daniel Haqiqatjou, a prominent Muslim-American blogger and intellectual, in his widely read column Why Trump Is Surprisingly Good for Muslims, published in August 2016, Haqiqatjou makes a well-researched argument that “if trump wins the presidency the US political cast identifying itself as Democrat will likely latch on to the Muslim cause like never before. We saw shades of this during ... Read More »

Don’t Like Anthony Weiner’s Actions? Stop Cultivating Them.

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The entire Anthony Weiner saga is a manifestation of inconsistent societal values. The US society prides itself in American Pie type of youth culture and its government constantly uses the party lifestyle as dumbed-down liberalism and an element in its soft-power, so it is very confusing when the corporate US media voices a disapproval of Anthony Weiner’s behavior. People should ... Read More »