Fair Observer Monthly: October 2023





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.

This month has been a chaotic one. Hamas launched the biggest terrorist attack in history on Israeli soil and war has broken out in the Middle East yet again. Gary Grappo, the former chair of Fair Observer and a retired US ambassador who served for decades in the region, helps make sense of the conflict and its international impact in two separate pieces. Vietnam War veteran with three decades of humanitarian aid experience David Holdridge shares a personal reflection on Gaza, and Indian author Nafees Ahmad discusses how the US can push for peace there.

As the Middle East is on the boil, Canada and India are also having a row. Kanwal Sibal, India’s former top diplomat, and Vikram Sood, who headed India’s external intelligence agency, present a robust Indian point of view. Glenn Carle, a retired CIA officer, goes on to analyze the implications of a rising India. Daniel Martinek and Peter Techet discuss democratic backsliding in Slovakia, and Timur Nersesov decries ethnic cleansing of Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh. Catalan academic and author Josep M. Colomer who now teaches at Georgetown University explains why the US Congress has become so divided.

In a nutshell, we shine the light through multiple lenses to help you make sense of a confusing world.

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Content of Publication

Can You See the Link Between God and Justice? – Mehdi Alavi

India Is Growing Confident in Its New Role as a Powerful Nation – Glenn Carle

Why Putin — Battered, Not Broken — Retains Power for Now – Marko Mocevic

Were There Two Irish Civil Wars, or Just One? – John Bruton

This Is Not an “Ordinary” Israel–Hamas Conflict – Gary Grappo

Why Is Congress So Polarized? It’s the Institutions – Josep M. Colomer

Revealing Analysis: The UN Is Not Impartial In Cyprus – Hasan Ünal

The Crusades Revisited and Arab Duplicity on Palestine – David Holdridge

Search of the Elusive Is a Human Thing – Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

New Armenian Ethnic Cleansing Is Bad for the World – Timur Nersesov

How to Invest: Forget the Needle, Buy the Haystack – Alex Gloy

Justin Trudeau Is Now Playing a Risky Game With India – Kanwal Sibal, Vikram Sood

Robert Fico Returns: Will Slovakia Become the New Hungary? – Daniel Martinek, Peter Techet

How the New Israel-Hamas War Threatens the Middle East – Gary Grappo

Want to Stop War Crimes? Cut Off Aid to Israel Now – Nafees Ahmad


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