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The agenda of the Islamic State today is merely an extension of the devious plan laid down by Abdul Wahhab almost two hundred years ago.

 

This year marks the 100th anniversaryof the First World War. In Europe, governments, universities, intellectual forums, the print media and television networks have constantly been discussing the war. 

 

The tectonic shifts that continue to create the Islamic State are to be found in the harsh repression of ordinary grievances, whether against corruption or for better wages. 

 

Given that oil has been central to West Asian affairs, it is not surprising that oil-related developments should be examined in terms of their economic and political implications in the fraught environment that prevails in the region.

 

Top diplomats from the US, Iran and the European Union (EU) have been holding high level talks on Iran’s nuclear programme in Muscat, Oman. The trilateral discussion on the final settlement of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, UK and US) in Muscat will be considered as final.

 
A recent UN survey has estimated that the number of jihadists traveling to fight since 2010 exceeds by many times the cumulative total of preceding 20 years. Its report says that fighters from more than 80 countries have converged on Iraq and Syria “on an unprecedented scale.
 
  The sensational rise of IS, also known as Islamic State has caused global panic. It has also dramatically altered geopolitics, producing strange bedfellows. Putting aside their hostilities, the US and Iran now stand on the same side of the divide joining efforts to beat back the IS juggernaut. 
 

Just before former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, on Saturday, made his stunning criticism of the west that, since the fall of the Berlin Wall, it had engaged in “triumphalism”, I was in Moscow. Everyone I talked to said the west had set out to humiliate Russia (not to help rebuild it as it did in Germany after the Second World War).

 

With the Arab world plunged into an orgy of mindless violence, the hopeful Arab Spring of what looks like only yesterday, is now a distant memory. That inspirational people’s revolution, which brought down tyrants and dictators like Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, has turned into a nightmare. 

 

Gasoline prices are falling across the globe. While consumers are happy, some others, particularly finance ministers and central bankers, are keeping a nervous eye on the sputtering world economic engine. 

 


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