Fair Observer Monthly: April 2024





Fair Observer Monthly is a chance for you to sit down, look back and think about the month past. A month lasts 28 to 31 days, a suitably appropriate time to take stock of the world. We publish daily on our website and we select some of our best articles every month in our e-magazine. We will give you context and multiple perspectives on issues that matter. We will inform and educate you. Fair Observer Monthly does what we promise: make sense of the world.

In April, we bring you many perspectives from around the world as usual. We have four pieces on the Middle East by an Israeli policymaker from a prominent political family, an American peace activist, an Iranian who holds the 1953 CIA-led coup to be the region’s original sin and an Arab worried about the increasingly destabilizing influence of Iran. We have a former French military intelligence writing about China’s Uighurs, a budding Norwegian historian explaining the historic influence of the Seleucids and our very own chief strategy officer Peter Isackson reflecting on censorship in our time.

We also have the former BBC Africa editor Martin Plaut explain the South African elections and India’s retired foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal warn against a potential nuclear war. In keeping with our tradition of discussion and debate, we publish one Indian’s open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that challenges his narrative while another Indian argues that, contrary to the Western narrative, Muslims are doing splendidly well in the country. There are other interesting pieces, including one co-authored by a reputed Mexican professor and two of Fair Observer’s young editors on neofascism and conspiracy theories that highlights what our supporter Steven Elleman has called “the crucible of collaboration.” To look at the world through many prisms, read our FO° April monthly.

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Content of Publication

The West Risks a Disastrous Nuclear World Conflict With Russia – Kanwal Sibal

An Open Letter From an IIT Graduate to Narendra Modi – Kartik Lalitkumar

Is It Time to Rally Round the Flagged Items? – Peter Isackson

Iran’s Proxy Militias Now Threaten Stability in Jordan – Shehab al-Makahleh

Latest Elections Show Turkish Democracy Is Alive and Kicking – Nathaniel Handy

South Africa Now Faces a Pivotal Election – Martin Plaut

Does India Oppress Muslims? Not Now, Not Ever. Here’s Why. – Prashant Sharma

Seleucids: The Valuable Architects of The Middle East – Sven Christoffersen

Bono Goes to Las Vegas: Let There Be Light – India Nye Wenner

The Indian Opposition Now Faces Modi State by State – Shirin Akhter, C. Saratchand

The Truth About Uighurs: Has China Really Committed Genocide? – Pierre-Marie Meunier

Iran and Israel Shift From Proxy War to Direct Conflict – Josef Olmert

How to Tell Between an Iranian “Proxy” and an Ally – Mehdi Alavi

Will the Freedom Flotilla, Now in Istanbul, Reach Gaza? – Medea Benjamin

Fascism Is Back and With a New Weapon: Conspiracy Theory – Maciej Bazela, Cheyenne Torres, Tara Yarwais


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