Four must-read books on Trump’s Middle East insurance policies

Dec 31, 2020 Our end-of-year columns and articles generally embody critiques of books we learn, or re-read, on the Middle East. This yr, with the Trump administration winding down, we thought to take the same tack.  The 4 books listed below are must-reads on the Trump administration, together with how US President Donald Trump approached the… Continue reading Four must-read books on Trump’s Middle East insurance policies

Fawad Alam rewrites file books in New Zealand Test

Fawad Alam celebrates his century on the sphere. Photo: AFP/FileFawad Alam made a superb 102 off 296 deliveries within the first Test.This is the second Test century for Fawad Alam, who debuted in 2009 in opposition to Sri Lanka and scored a century on his debut.He resisted the assault by New Zealand bowlers for round… Continue reading Fawad Alam rewrites file books in New Zealand Test

My two daddies: Row rages in Latvia over LGBT-friendly youngsters’s books as critics blast initiative ‘imposed by EU elites’

For fashionable liberals, they’re an necessary step in normalizing totally different sorts of households. But for others, youngsters’s books depicting homosexual dad and mom are an assault on conventional values. That’s the controversy now taking part in out in Latvia. On Saturday, native media within the Baltic state reported {that a} grievance had been formally… Continue reading My two daddies: Row rages in Latvia over LGBT-friendly youngsters’s books as critics blast initiative ‘imposed by EU elites’

Egypt’s historical monastery library preserves valuable manuscripts

Dec 3, 2020 The historic library of the distant Saint Catherine’s Monastery, situated in Egypt’s South Sinai governorate, has taken up a formidable conservation venture to guard probably the most valuable volumes of its massive assortment of historical manuscripts. The initiative, one of the bold of its sort, will place chosen codices in specifically designed containers, the primary… Continue reading Egypt’s historical monastery library preserves valuable manuscripts

How can Muslims stop living in history? GVS Exclusive Interview with Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru

GVS Assistant Editor Farah Adeed sat down with Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru, Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University, USA, to discuss his latest book, Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison (Cambridge University Press, 2019), which has become co-winner of the American Political Science Association’s International History and Politics Section Book Award.… Continue reading How can Muslims stop living in history? GVS Exclusive Interview with Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru

Rivers of Blood & Tears through South Asian Fiction

Particular favourites for us were Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan and Bapsi Sidwa’s Ice Candy Man. The man whose name must not be taken also features in this collection. Toba Tek Singh Saadat Hasan Manto, Originally published: 1955 “Two or three years after the 1947 Partition, it occurred to the governments of India and Pakistan… Continue reading Rivers of Blood & Tears through South Asian Fiction

Charting the Role of Pakistani libraries in a Post-COVID19 World

COVID-19 has immediately altered the ways in which we live, work and relate to our surroundings. Traditionally there have been three major roles of libraries in any global crisis. Libraries play a role in sensitizing and informing the general public of their roles in a crisis; they support the work of researchers by keeping them… Continue reading Charting the Role of Pakistani libraries in a Post-COVID19 World

Thomas Piketty’s latest book ‘Capital and Ideology’ making waves worldwide

Thomas Piketty’s latest book, Capital and Ideology, which is now also available in the English version, is making a lot of waves worldwide and especially in Europe. Will ECB be used to eradicate inequality? The new debate now being that – in order to combat the Covid-19 pandemic – since the European Union countries are… Continue reading Thomas Piketty’s latest book ‘Capital and Ideology’ making waves worldwide