Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A Rohingya refugee’s search for safety, freedom and justice


25th August 2021 is observed as “genocide remembrance day’, but it is not just the story of a single day By Shayan Bauchner Kabir, a Rohingya refugee, fled his village in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25, 2017. But

Three Years Ago on this day……..


Bismah Mirza Three years ago on this day, I was preparing for my rukhsati, August 29, 2019, from my family home. On August 31st, it was my Nikkah and our home was bustling with activities. My mom was sitting on

A Saigon moment in the Hindu Kush


The US is on the verge of its own second Vietnam repeated as farce in a haphazard retreat from Afghanistan By Pepe Escobar The Taliban are on a roll. Earlier this week their PR arm was claiming they hold 218

Lady B visits Naran


By Bismah Mirza It has been ages since me and my friends were planning to go on a trip to view the beauty of Northern Areas. But may be wishing was not enough for the Law of Attraction to make

The drone threat A progressive fit into the sub – conventional threat matrix

Lt Gen (R) Syed Ata Hasnain Sub-Conventional operations which form such an essential part of Hybrid War are never static by nature. Terrorists and insurgents find equipment and methodologies which transform the very nature of conflict. In the last forty

Four times as many troops and vets have died by suicide as in combat, study finds

By Meghann Myers The suicide rate among active-duty troops and veterans has outpaced the also-rising rate in the general population in recent years, but with so many risk factors inherent to military life, it’s difficult to pin down why. There’s

Israel, the Big Lie


Israel is not exercising “the right to defend itself” in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is carrying out mass murder, aided and abetted by the US By Chris Hedges Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans

Israel pushes back against United States ‘concern’ over Jerusalem violence


National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat tells US counterpart that international intervention is only rewarding those who are provoking rioting By Toi Staff & Jacob Magid Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat pushed back when his US counterpart told him on

The big lie and its consequences

By Elizabeth Drew By demonstrating craven loyalty to Donald Trump despite his lies about the 2020 election, the Republican Party is no longer simply playing for the base. By questioning the very integrity of America’s electoral system, it now represents

In the Loving Memory

Mrs. Asifa Saeeda Mirza (Late), the wife of our Chief Editor, Interaction & Zaviah Nigah, Mr. Nusrat Mirza and the mother of Editor, Monthly Interaction, Mirza Kashif Baig, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2021 (7th Ramadan 1422) at her