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

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    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 »

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 »

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 »

Demystifying American “Soft Power” Strategy

American Soft Power

“Soft Power” refers to strategies by Western countries to affect change in other countries prioritizing non-violence, but not excluding  violent means. The term has come to prominence in 2003 when Joseph Nye discussed it in a paper aiming at presenting alternatives to US Government to affect change in other countries without having to primarily rely upon hard or military power. While ... 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 »

The PR Weakness of the Resistance Axis in Syria

Sabra and Shatila- Israeli Terrorism- Oritentalism- Anti-Orientalism

The purpose of this column is not to study the functionality and the legitimacy of the Syrian government, but the weakness in the public relations sphere on the Syrian front of a far more potent and globally relevant force, namely the Resistance Axis, led by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Since the start of the crisis in Syria, Corporate media ... Read More »

Temporary Marriage: an Islamic Response to Contemporary Promiscuity

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Anti-Orientalist.com aims to provide a platform for indigenous perspectives and solutions of the Orient, it does not mean we endorse all of them. The article below is the view of the author (who chose to remain anonymous), not of Anti-Orientalist.com   This column aims to discuss the not so widely deliberated Prophetic tradition that can help Muslims preserve their sexual ... Read More »

Brexit & Siding with the Right-Wingers

  Anti-interventionist current in the Orient ought to be very diligent when siding with some rational policies of right wing European socio-political organizations. On a simplistic level the message of the right-wing groups might sound as non-interference in the affairs of the MENA region.  However, in 2016, strict pursuit of national interests without strong cosmopolitan and supranational components in national ... Read More »

Turkey’s Coup and the Sultan

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After following the unfolding events of the attempted coup in Turkey, many couldn’t stop themselves from asking whether the “Arab Spring” chaos has reached the Eurasian country. There were terrorist attacks in the past, but nothing comparable to a direct attempt to change the rule in Turkey. Less than four hours later, news emerged that the coup has failed. The “Plot” ... Read More »

A joint Arab military force against whom?

Yemen, Decisive Storm, Saudi Arabi, Iran, Houthis, Gulf Monarchies

An Article by Omair Anas, originally featured in DailySabah An unusual announcement of a joint Arab military force came without alarm in the international media. Those who hurriedly welcomed the idea are mostly Western governments, and those who did not react much were Israel, Russia and China. Those who are suspicious are the people of the member countries of this proposed ... Read More »