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Resurgent tides of nationalism

In recent months, the rise of nationalism had been associated with the return of xenophobia, anti-immigration, populism and far-right neofascist conservatism. Nationalism has been much maligned and made the scapegoat for Brexit, for the rise of Donald Trump, for Putinism and China’s intransigence on issues like Taiwan. Putin’s expansion towards the East has been construed in certain media circles as a revival of Eurasianism, a policy advocated by Russian thinkers from Prince Nikolay Trubetskoy and Lev Gumilev, to Alexander Dugin.......................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Tengku Ahmad Hazri

Tengku Ahmad Hazri is a Research Fellowat IAIS Malaysia.

Hikmah

It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing. - Hadith: Al-Tirmidhi, Number 1011.

Quotable Quotes

Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed. (Sayyidina Ali ibn Abi Talib)

Humour Without Malice

Here is the story of an Imam who got up after Friday prayers and announced to the people: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building programme. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."

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