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Nauman Sadiq is an Islamabad-based attorney, columnist, and geopolitical analyst focused on the politics of Af-Pak and Middle East regions, neocolonialism, and Petro-imperialism.

Balfour Declaration, Russian Revolution and the Arab Oil

Nauman Sadiq | Is this not the international politics most significant coincidence that the Balfour declaration for the creation of Israel was adopted in the...

Postmodernism: A Realm Beyond Renaissance Humanism

Nauman Sadiq | There is a fundamental difference between scientism, or the scientific worldview, which is an ideology based on unproven hypotheses and the empirically-proven...

Victim-blaming: An orientalist pastime

Nauman Sadiq | It is an indisputable fact that the British colonizers built roads and railways in India, they established missionary schools, colleges, and universities,...

How the western media constructs false narratives?

Nauman Sadiq | What bothers me is not that we are unable to find the solution to our problems, what bothers me more is the...

Education: A privilege of the rich

Nauman Sadiq | We commit a big fallacy when we assume that our educational accomplishments are our individual achievements. We like to believe that we...

Is democracy consistent with Islam?

Nauman Sadiq | Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam,...

Elitocracy: The Pakistani democratic system

Nauman Sadiq | The biggest fault in democracy, as it is practiced all over the world, is the election campaign funding part, because the individuals...

How Orientalism Pitted Hindus against Muslims in India?

Nauman Sadiq | #PakistanTurns70 The most outstanding feature of Islam is its history; if one studies Islamic history, one comes to realize that Islam did not...

Identity Crisis: Who is Pakistani and who isn’t?

Nauman Sadiq | #PakistanTurns70 There are two contrasting styles of debating an issue: those who prefer normative arguments, and those who choose a descriptive line of...

Petro-Islam: The Genesis of Islamic Radicalism and Jihadism

Nauman Sadiq | The phenomena of Islamic radicalism all over the world is directly linked to Islamic madrassahs (religious seminaries) that are generously funded by...

Islamic Radicalism: A Product of Western Imperialism

Nauman Sadiq | Peaceful, or not, Islam is only a religion just like any other cosmopolitan religion whether it’s Christianity, Buddhism or Hinduism. Instead of...

Terrorism as pretext for intervention in the energy-rich Middle East

Nauman Sadiq | In order to understand the hype surrounding the phenomena of Islamic radicalism and terrorism, we need to understand the prevailing global economic...

Unite and rule: EU as NATO’s auxiliary economic alliance

Nauman Sadiq l According to a recent infographic by New York Times, 79,000 US troops have currently been deployed in Europe out of 210,000 total US...

Of oil,economy,and Israel:US stakes in Syria

Nauman Sadiq l Washington’s interest in the Syrian civil war is partly about ensuring Israel’s regional security and partly it is about doing the bidding...

How Raymond Davis helped track Osama Bin Laden down?

Nauman Sadiq l Six weeks before the killing of Osama Bin Laden, on 16 March 2011, a CIA’s private contractor Raymond Davis, who had previously...

How was the demand for Pakistan justified on secular grounds?

Nauman Sadiq l Although secularism, pluralism, and multiculturalism are the accepted social axioms of the modern worldview, but a demand for separate nationhood on the...

Why has the Islamic state targeted Europe in particular?

Nauman Sadiq l In less than three months, three horrific terror attacks took place in the United Kingdom: the Westminster plowing and stabbing incident on March...

Politics, not religion, is the source of Sunni-Shiite conflict

Nauman Sadiq l Lately, it has become a habit of Orientalist apologists of Western imperialism to offer reductive historical and theological explanations of Sunni-Shi’a conflict...

Imran Khan: The icon of liberal nationalism in Pakistan

Nauman Sadiq l Although people often conflate democracy and liberalism, but there is a fine distinction between politics and culture; a democratic system of governance...

Ideological foundations and organizational structure of Islamic State

Nauman Sadiq | The fight against the much-dreaded ISIS is on with varying degrees of resolving and success.It becomes important to trace the ideological antecedents...

The three-way tug of war in Syria: Who are the important...

Nauman Sadiq | In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: the Syrian...

Washington’s good terrorists, bad Terrorists policy: Selling Satans as saviors

Nauman Sadiq | Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back...

Syria’s Al-Qaeda not on US’ terror watch-lists: Who is supporting terrorism?

Nauman Sadiq | According to a recent report by CBC Canada, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, which was formerly known as Al-Nusra Front and then Jabhat...

Afghanistan: From Soviet occupation to American ‘Liberation’

Nauman Sadiq | During the election campaign of 2008, before he was elected president, Barack Obama had made an artificial distinction between the “just war”...

ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi killed: Who will be his successor?

Nauman Sadiq | The Russian Ministry of Defense has claimed that according to information, which is being checked through various channels, the Islamic State’s leader Abu-Bakr...

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