Modi’s BJP Lost to Mamata’s TMC Because of Bengali DNA

June 14, 2021

In early May, the eastern Indian state of West Bengal went to the polls. The state elections attracted global attention. The BBC’s analysis of the election was headlined, “West Bengal Election: Modi Loses a Battle in the 'War for Indian Democracy.’” Such attention to a state election is...

London’s “Mega Mosque:” Islamophobia in the COVID-19 “New Normal”

July 23, 2020

During the lockdown, the US-based news service, Breitbart, ran a story about plans for a new “mega-mosque” in central London. Proposed for the historic Trocadero building near Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London's entertainment and theater districts, Breitbart claimed that plans had been...

Barking Out to Stop Brexit

June 27, 2019

London’s Calm Response to Violence

June 05, 2017

The long and destructive campaign by the IRA not only hardened the citizens of London and Manchester, but increased their open-mindedness about how to deal with terrorism. In the wake of the June 3 terror attacks in London, Mayor Sadiq Khan assured Londoners of their safety. He said this as part...

London Attacks: Responding Strongly to Terror

June 04, 2017

The reality behind the cause of terrorism is somewhere in between the failures of integration as a domestic policy level and the consequences of foreign policy in the Middle East. It was another night in London and another terrorist attack on Britain. On June 3, the capital witnessed a horrific...

Terror in London: We Jolly Well Carry On

March 24, 2017

London's response to the latest terrorist attack is shaped by Britain's long history of living with violence. The latest terror incident in London took place in the early afternoon of 22 March, exactly a year after the attacks in Brussels. It seems that anniversaries are now part of the terror...

The World This Week: Goldman Shrinks London Team on Fears of Brexit

February 12, 2017

Brexit marks new risks to the British economy at a time when the global financial system is wobbly and protectionist sentiments are on the rise. This week, the legendary public educator Professor Hans Rosling died. He used data in revolutionary ways to shatter preconceived notions about...

With Brexit, London Would Lose Business as a Global Financial Center

June 23, 2016

London could lose its status of a global financial hub if there is a Brexit. Who would win the business that the British capital would lose? There are multiple sub-scenarios in the aftermath of a Leave vote on June 23. In almost all of them, however, London would lose business as a global...

7/7 London Bombings: Healing and Trauma 10 Years On

July 07, 2015

The memories of the London bombings are still overwhelming, not just for survivors and victims’ families, but also the first responders. On July 7, 2005, four explosions ripped through London. Four suicide bombers targeted busy public transportation routes during the morning rush hour,...

London Gaza Demo: Voices From the Street

July 27, 2014

Fair Observer spoke to protesters at the Gaza demonstration in London. On July 26, over 45,000 people marched in London to protest against the Israeli invasion of Gaza. This was Europe’s largest demonstration so far. Over 1,035 Palestinians and 45 Israelis have lost their lives since the war...

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