Politics

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

In this Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyses the detrimental aftereffects of indecisiveness and inaction of the international community and world leaders on the world. He argues for change in the criterion through which people select their leaderships We often hear many senior citizens, parents and grandparents talk nostalgically about the good old days of their time. […]

 
 

Rio Olympics – A ‘No-brainer’?

Despite spending $11 billion on the World Cup, Brazil has not be been able increase the nation’s visibility and consolidate an image of “happiness and receptivity” to boost its tourist potential. Moreover, its image has taken beating due to continuing political scandal and recession as well as the looming threat […]

 
 

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East Very few countries in the world have to tiptoe daily around countless sensitive balances, all precariously maintained in a volatile geographic area. Turkey is one of them and the challenges it is facing everyday are like no other. November 24th […]

 
 

When Conscience Dies, Eyes Go Blind, and Ears Deaf

When Conscience Dies, Eyes Go Blind, and Ears Deaf

“Conscience” is the gate, the key to all the goodness that may come upon a person in his life – Harun Yahya A man who picks a small kitten up from the middle of the road to protect it from being crushed… A woman who buys something to eat for […]

 
 

The Name of the PKK Terror Organization in Syria is the PYD

The Name of the PKK Terror Organization in Syria is the PYD

Harun Yahya in this Op-Ed clarifies a very important reality that the PYD is the Syria branch of the PKK terror organization, with evidence. The PYD is the PKK in Syria, not a representative of the Syrian Kurds. Armed PYD militants also make up the YPG. Banners belonging to the PKK/KCK, […]

 
 

European Union flooded with migrants and asylum seekers

European Union flooded with migrants and asylum seekers

EU member states are tightening border controls and introducing security checks to limit the unrestricted inflow of refugees. Analysis by IHS: Bottom line Cargo and transport disruption risks are currently most severe in Calais, but are likely to expand to a wider geographical area in the three-month outlook. EU member […]

 
 

Is It Not Time for the People of Rakhine to Attain Their Freedom?

Is It Not Time for the People of Rakhine to Attain Their Freedom?

Op-Ed Harun Yahya highlights the plight of the people of Rakhine -the Rohingya Muslims- one of the most persecuted communities in the world, and calls for requisite steps in favor of democracy, freedom and human rights. The policy of violence and persecution against the people of Rakhine in Myanmar, formerly known […]

 
 

When Will the Radical Terror in the Western World End?

When Will the Radical Terror in the Western World End?

Harun Yahya opines that the need of the hour to eradicate fanaticism and radicalism of Muslims is to educate the youth based on the true conception of Islam that commands love and peace. The acts of terror and violence that worsened during the last quarter of the previous century in […]

 
 

Will the “Freedom Act” Bring Real Freedom to Americans?

Will the “Freedom Act” Bring Real Freedom to Americans?

#OpEd  Harun Yahya says it’s neither military methods nor surveillance which can eradicate the threat of radicalism and terrorism – but educational policies based on love, compassion and peace, which improve peoples’ consciences and their moral and cultural development that will deal the strongest blow to radicalism and terrorism, for […]

 
 

The Arab Spring and the Rise of Non-State Actors

The Arab Spring and the Rise of Non-State Actors

Op-Ed Fadi Elhusseini analyzes the situation in the Middle East and opines that the need of the hour is a real leader who can take out the region from the chaos.  In the past four years, Arabs have been living in endless Sisyphean ordeal, an unexpected nightmare after rising for what […]

 
 

My Name is Tahera Ahmad, and I am not a Terrorist

My Name is Tahera Ahmad, and I am not a Terrorist

“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.” ~Kofi Annan~ The only mistake that Tahera Ahmad committed on that fateful United Airlines, Shuttle […]

 
 

Thinking beyond Yemen

Thinking beyond Yemen

In this OpEd, Imran Khan advocates for a stronger cooperation between the GCC states and Pakistan especially in defense and economic spheres. Keeping in view the volatile situation in Middle East and Pakistan, option of “neutrality” does not exist but requires proper actions to tackle it. Pakistan should stand with […]

 
 

A new hope for Cyprus

A new hope for Cyprus

#OpEd: Harun Yahya provides his insights on the Cyprus Negotiations and opines that talks can be concluded positively if all parties adopt a peaceful, equal, and just manner. Cyprus has always attracted a lot of attention due to its strategic importance. However, in recent years, the importance of this third […]

 
 

Why does the world ignore the Syrians’ ordeal?

Why does the world ignore the Syrians’ ordeal?

  No one could have foreseen that the war in Syria would last this long or that it would have caused so much pain to so many people. 200,000 people have lost their lives, 9.5 million were forced to leave their homes, and 10.8 million are in need of humanitarian […]

 
 

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace. On January 1920, fourteen month after the end of the First World War, the League of Nations (LN) was founded to maintain world […]

 
 

Why should Pakistan not join Saudi in Yemen conflict?

Why should Pakistan not join Saudi in Yemen conflict?

While Pakistan’s parliament discussed on Monday, Saudi Arabia’s request to join its military coalition against Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen, experts feel that it could be a strategic blunder if Pakistan were to join hands. Somewhere in Pakistan, people are discussing and civil society groups are opposing any possible intervention of […]

 
 

Syrian refugees in the fourth year of the crisis

Syrian refugees in the fourth year of the crisis

With the war in Syria completing fourth year, Harun Yahya in this opinion piece expresses his hope that the war will end soon,  and the entire region will attain peace and there will be an amazing civilization built on good morality, compassion and love for everyone including Muslims, Christians, Jews […]

 
 

Attack on Tunisian tourists probably by Islamic State reflects growing threat to Libya’s neighbours

Attack on Tunisian tourists probably by Islamic State reflects growing threat to Libya’s neighbours

Two gunmen killed more than 18 people in a terror attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia’s capital. Libya is increasingly becoming a base from which the Islamic State is likely to launch attacks into other countries. IHS Country Risk analyst Firas Abi Ali’s analysis of the attack in Tunisia: […]

 
 

Libraries for a step towards progress and advancement

Libraries for a step towards progress and advancement

Harun Yahya in this opinion piece says that the current radical movements appearing out of the Islamic geography is because of ignorance, lack of true knowledge of the Qur’an and sciences/arts. Many historians and thinkers refer to our day as the “Information Age”. The main reason for that choice of […]

 
 

Turkey’s ‘Shah Euphrates’ Operation and ISIS-YPG Conflict

Turkey’s ‘Shah Euphrates’ Operation and ISIS-YPG Conflict

Harun Yahya explains on the recent Turkish operation to relocate the Suleyman Shah Tomb inside Syria. The previous day Turkey’s military troops equipped with 600 soldiers 39 tanks and 57 armored vehicles, drones and F-16 fighter jets entered Syrian territory. The operation named ‘Shah Euphrates’ was immediately headlined by the […]

 
 

And What About the Hundreds of Muslims Martyred Every Day?

And What About the Hundreds of Muslims Martyred Every Day?

OpEd: Until there was a significant reaction in the social media the Chapel Hill killings were being ignored. Messages emphasized the hypocrisy of the media that report the slightest incident in the Middle East the moment it happens, but ignore the martyring of Muslims at home.  Three young Muslims lost […]

 
 

Everything Wrong with the Presidential System

Everything Wrong with the Presidential System

In this Op Ed, Harun Yahya says that the Turkish presidential system endorsing a federative system would destroy the unitary structure of Turkey and cause disintegration. Here’s ten Q&A which discuss in detail the nuances of a presidential system and why it’s a threat for a country like Turkey. Is the […]

 
 

A new era, a new Saudi Arabia

A new era, a new Saudi Arabia

A new era, a new Saudi Arabia In this OpEd Harun Yahya express his optimism on the new regime in Saudi Arabia and hopes it will ally itself more strongly with other countries of the Middle East so that the talk of peace in the Middle East will be made […]

 
 

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. Last June, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria (ISIS), also known as “The Islamic State” (IS), succeeded in no […]

 
 

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite Avec Dialogue

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite Avec Dialogue

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite Avec Dialogue Instead of imposing policies in a top-down manner, governments in Europe must develop common policies supported by moderate Muslims – Harun Yahya says in this Op-Ed. The world entered 2015 in a flurry. Incidents are still following fast on one another’s heels. Europe is the […]

 
 

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Prince Salman new Ruler, Prince Muqrin Crown Prince

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Prince Salman new Ruler, Prince Muqrin Crown Prince

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia passed away before dawn on Friday. UAE President His Highness President Khalifa said, “We mourn the death of one of the most notable leaders of the Arab Nation and Muslim Nation who generously gave a lot […]

 
 

TV News Reports Must Not Allow Terror Room to Breathe

TV News Reports Must Not Allow Terror Room to Breathe

In this opinion editorial, Harun Yahya deplores terrorism of all forms and tell us why the media should be used as an important weapon against war on terror. We have begun 2015 with one of the worst terrorist acts in the European history. Both the Western world and the Islamic world […]

 
 

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants Peace?

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants Peace?

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants peace? In both theory and political experience, the credibility of Netanyahu’s government has been utterly depleting- opines Fadi ElHusseini A long-awaited peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis has been again grinded into halt. This peace was aimed to usher an end for a […]

 
 

Seeking the American Dream

Seeking the American Dream

In order to restore the American dream, Americans should become more proactive about the issues facing them, and the people in power should be open to understanding the needs of the American people – opines Harun Yahya. Americans once again went to the ballot box on November 4th for the […]

 
 

Defeating the Proliferation of Radicalism

Defeating the Proliferation of Radicalism

We need international cooperation against any kind of extremism, and in order to eradicate radicalism and its effects globally, education is the most important step — says Harun Yahya in this opinion piece. It is apparent there is an urgent need to tackle the problem of radicalism for the sake of […]

 
 

Humanitarian Intervention: A Pretext to Serve Self Interest

Humanitarian Intervention: A Pretext to Serve Self Interest

Harun Yahya in this thought-provoking article analyze scenarios where powerful states use humanitarian interventions as a pretext to protect their own interests.   Events in Syria and Iraq due to the terror organization ISIL have once more raised the question of humanitarian intervention, the most controversial question in international relations. […]

 
 

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS Harun Yahya in this opinion piece advocates that Turkey should always be on the side of diplomacy, soft-power, and effectively administer an intellectual struggle to defeat the opponents that resort to violence and persecution.  The whole world turned their attention towards […]

 
 

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian tunnel and the Spring When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When Egypt joined Tunisia a few weeks later, hopes mounted and everyone […]

 
 

Turkey’s Executive Decision

Turkey’s Executive Decision

A review of the new executive decision in the Turkish parliament and what impact it will make. Turkey has been on the agenda since Obama announced a coalition to defeat the biggest threat in the Levant: ISIS. The top US officials paid visits to several countries in the Middle East […]

 
 

The PKK is a greater threat than ISIL to Turkey and the Middle East

The PKK is a greater threat than ISIL to Turkey and the Middle East

The UN Assembly in New York considered the U.S. strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Following various meetings, speeches in the General Assembly and various statements by the Turkish delegation, reports to the effect that ‘Turkey has promised to play a greater role in the campaign against ISIL’ immediately began […]

 
 

Buffer Zone: A Safe Haven for the Syrians

Buffer Zone: A Safe Haven for the Syrians

  Wars are not solely military phenomena; they involve civilians, women, children and the elderly, raze cities and destroy the infrastructure of countries. The worst evil is that people treat one another with love-lessness and hatred. In the absence of love – the food of life – only destructive violence […]

 
 

The Salvation of the Kurds Lies in a Strong and Unitary Turkey

The Salvation of the Kurds Lies in a Strong and Unitary Turkey

After ISIS started advancing towards Kobane last week, Kurds became headlines all over the world again. First of all, no matter who does it for what purpose, and targeting whatever faiths or ideologies, violence in all its forms, is evil and can never be acceptable. Violence can never be a […]

 
 

What will change with Abadi?

What will change with Abadi?

With a new Prime Minister for the country, Iraq needs embracing and uniting policies, says Harun Yahya. Efforts to establish a government in Iraq are still continuing. Although former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared victory and his re-election in the wake of the elections on April 30th, he was not […]

 
 

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

The moral pattern of politics has degenerated many times over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil commitment, moral principles and human values before other qualities. In earlier times, the cost for election pledge-breaking, ill-advised lawmaking and […]

 
 

Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’: Why Now?

Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’: Why Now?

A new Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in that region does not change. Throughout the previous aggressions Israel launched on the Gaza strip, several military goals were declared. This time, “Protective Edge” operation comes in a different […]