Former Austrian President Heinz Fischer Talks to Fair Observer

January 12, 2022

Austria is known as a stable Central European country that is the capital of classical music. It is also the home of prominent figures in the world of science and philosophy, including Sigmund Freud and Ludwig Wittgenstein. In 2014, Austria had the lowest unemployment rate in the...

The Legacy of America’s Failed War on Terror
November 22, 2021

The Legacy of America’s Failed War on Terror

Jim Naughten’s Exploration of the Age of Loneliness
October 27, 2021

Jim Naughten’s Exploration of the Age of Loneliness

The Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
September 16, 2021

The Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A History of Indian Conservatism

A History of Indian Conservatism

December 23, 2020

At the time of independence from British rule in 1947, India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, adopted a mode of governance that came to be known as Nehruvian socialism. State control of industrial production and government interference in all spheres of life came to define this era and,...

Climate Change Will Impact the Human Rights of Millions

Climate Change Will Impact the Human Rights of Millions

December 15, 2020

While the international community’s attention is consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a myriad of crisis, from the wars in Syria and Yemen to the Middle East peace process, Brexit and a severe global economic downturn, climate change continues to wreak havoc on societies around the world,...

The Rapper Breaking Down Borders With Dreams

The Rapper Breaking Down Borders With Dreams

December 03, 2020

British rapper and spoken-word artist Potent Whisper is known for his socially conscious rhyming guides that have broken down the world's problems into three-to-five-minute explainers. Over the last few years, his projects have included a lauded book, “The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain,”...

Israel Will Continue Disregarding International Law

Israel Will Continue Disregarding International Law

November 03, 2020

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now in its 72nd year. Israel has been given renewed impetus after agreeing to the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates on August 13, when the two states announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. Bahrain soon followed in Abu...

The American Empire: Maintaining Hegemony Through Wars

The American Empire: Maintaining Hegemony Through Wars

November 03, 2020

In January, the US assassinated Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds force, in an airstrike on Iraqi soil. General Soleimani was seen as the main pillar of the regional resistance bulwark in Iran. He was revered by many Iranians as a brave...

What Explains Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy?

What Explains Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy?

October 20, 2020

Ever since his inauguration in 2017, US President Donald Trump has placed an emphasis on unilateralism and the rejection of international organizations and treaties as the hallmarks of his foreign policy. Trump has assumed an aggressive modus operandi in dealing with US partners worldwide and...

Governments Must Recognize the Importance of the Youth

Governments Must Recognize the Importance of the Youth

October 07, 2020

In 2015, world leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly agreed to 17 goals for a better world. Known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the aim is to meet these objectives by the year 2030 in a bid to end poverty, achieve gender equality, ensure access to quality education,...

What a Serial Traveler Thinks of Iran

What a Serial Traveler Thinks of Iran

September 30, 2020

Iran’s unpopular quest for nuclear energy has dominated news headlines for decades. This has left little room for reporting on less-discussed topics about the country. One of these is tourism. At a time of a pandemic, Iran continues to face grueling international sanctions and domestic...

Kashmir’s History and Future Meet in Literature

Kashmir’s History and Future Meet in Literature

September 24, 2020

For as long as one can remember, the stunningly beautiful valley of Kashmir has been a tinder box of clashing ideologies and religious beliefs. In the not too distant past, it was known as the land of Rishis, holy seers who combined the profound philosophies of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sufism to...

Making Ayurveda More Relevant for Millennials

Making Ayurveda More Relevant for Millennials

July 29, 2020

A fact commonly overlooked about India is that it is home to Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine. Ayurveda is seen by several Indians as an alternative, healthier medicinal system as it is based completely on natural products. In 1917, Ram Dayal Joshi Sharma and Ram Narayan Sharma, who are...

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