Views Digest

May, 2020

  • 19 May

    Cyclone Amphan Death Toll Reaches 95 in India, Bangladesh

    Amphan has made a landfall, bring along heavy rains and winds unto 100mph. At least seven people are dead.

  • 18 May

    US Military Drawdown in Saudi Arabia Threatens to Fuel Arms Race

    The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw Patriot anti-missile defense batteries from Saudi Arabia is likely to fuel an already brewing arms race as the kingdom attempts to catch-up with Iran’s nuclear development as well as its space, ballistic missile, and drone capabilities.

  • 16 May

    Global Military Expenditure Sees Largest Annual Increase in a Decade

    Global military spending in 2019 represented 2.2 per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP), which equates to approximately $249 per person.

  • 13 May

    Which Middle Eastern Regional Power Will Win Afghanistan?

    As the US prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, the regional powers of the Middle East will have a chance to expand their spheres of influence to the war-torn country. Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will soon take their competition to the next level.

  • 13 May

    Locust Attack Threatens Food Security in Pakistan, South Asia

    As FAO warns of major blow to food supply, farmers say locusts are already gobbling up their crops and swarms gather to sweep across the region.

  • 10 May

    Is the Honeymoon Over? UAE and India Poised for Breakup Over Muslim Beatings

    This latest debacle shows that the corona crisis is shaking up friendships which seemed infallible. But the UAE stands out in the GCC region as the most likely country to go “rogue” with its geopolitics starting with a row with India over beatings which have increased following the corona pandemic.

  • 3 May

    How Muslims are Observing Ramadan Under Lockdown

    Muslims throughout the world are fasting in confinement as the coronavirus has altered the rhythm of the sacred month.

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    COVID-19: Why India Wanted to Deploy Its Military in 4 South Asian Countries?

    The reality is that the dream of some policy geniuses in Delhi to project India as the custodian of South Asia by coming up with the controversial plan of sending the military to its neighboring countries to tame the deadly virus was a self-defeating idea.

  • 4 April

    COVID-19 Crisis: Extremists in India Stoke Islamophobia

    While the world fights the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, many supporters of Prime Minister Modi's communalist supporters in India are stoking anti-Muslim sentiment by blaming them for its spread.

March, 2020

  • 28 March

    Is the Loss of Your Sense of Smell and Taste an Early Sign of COVID-19?

    Doctors from around the world are reporting cases of COVID-19 patients who have lost their sense of smell, known as anosmia, or taste, known as ageusia. The director of the University of Florida’s Center for Smell and Taste and the co-director of the UF Health Smell Disorders Program answer questions about this emerging trend.