* Alumnus Farook Aman sent an email to Aden College website that he read on FaceBook about the sad news of the death alumnus Nageeb Hamed Khan at a very young age. Nageeb graduated from the UK in engineering in 1960s. He was a graduate of Aden College.
His father Hamed Khan was the commissioner of police in Aden colony.
The editors of Aden College website express their sympathies and condolences to the family of Nageeb Hamed Khan.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali Al Bar sent us a copy of "The End of World Order and American Foreign Policy" by Robert D. Blackwill and Thomas Wright. It is the Council's Special Report advanced by the Council on Foreign Relations which is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization.
The study paper contained an introduction; a world order before covid-19; the end of world order; the road forward; recommndations and conclusion.
"World order is a fundamental concept of international relations. At its core, world order is a description and a measure of the world’s condition at a particular moment or over a specified period of time. It tends to reflect the degree to which there are widely accepted rules as to how international relations ought to be carried out and the degree to which there is a balance of power to buttress those rules so that those who disagree with them are not tempted to violate them or are likely to fail if
in fact they do. Any measure of order necessarily includes elements of both order and disorder and the balance between them."
Read more here.
* The International Institute of Islamic Thought published an academic paper in the academia website entitled "Studies In Islamic Civilation the Muslim Contriution to the Renaissance" by Ahmed Essa with Othman Ali.
"A compelling attempt to restore the historical truths of a “golden age” that ushered in the Islamic renaissance, and as a by-product that of the West. Islam created a civilization that changed the world for the better. Spanning a greater geographic area than any other, across the eastern hemisphere from Spain and North Africa to the Middle East and Asia, it formed a continuum between the Classical world and the European Renaissance."
Read more here.
* "The conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia is routinely explained away as a sectarian rift, but this paper argues that the rise in sectarian tensions is a consequence, rather than the cause, of the rivalry between the two regional powers. The Kingdom has resorted to playing the sectarian card in response to the ideological challenge posed by Iran, which tries to woo Sunni Muslims to its side by advocating a political system that combines Islam and a democracy of sorts. For its part, the Islamic Republic prefers to downplay the Sunni-Shiite split and emphasises the need for Islamic unity against foreign enemies, notably Israel and the US. In addition, both Riyadh and Tehran are concerned about regime survival, which is a major factor in their foreign policy and how it is framed.
Western journalists, analysts and politicians often attribute the ongoing volatility in the Islamic world to one main cause: the sectarian split between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.1
That would be the reason behind the enmity between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two regional powers vying for leadership of the Islamic world, and of the wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
According to this narrative, such state of affairs is inevitable; after all, Sunnis and Shiites have been fighting each other ever since prophet Muhammad died and his followers fell out over his succession. The current conflicts, which have been dubbed a new Middle Eastern “cold war,”2
Would just be the most recent manifestation of a centuries-old antagonism. However, that explanation fails to take into account the factors that normally influence state policies and perpetuates the stereotype of the Islamic world as somewhat exceptional and impervious to the usual political categories."
This is "What is really behind the Saudi-Iranian cold war?" authored by Ana BelÚn Soage, Suffolk University Boston, USA.
Read more here.
* Dr. Qais Ghanem delivered a lecture on sleep disorders.
It lasted an hour and fifty minutes. Yemeni audience participated on Facebook with the lecturer Qais Ghanem which was carried on by internet network using virtual distant learning organized and hosted by Kawakeb Al-Wadi who was in Sana'a. Dr. Qais Ghanem talked about sleep from a physiological and nuerlogical aspect
Why are women more prone to insomnia than men?
As well as about sleep problems of different ages and why are more men prone to sleep apnea?
At the end of the lecture, he shared his personal experience with insomnia attributing the reason for insomnia in his case to his love for a girl when he was twenty years old.
Watch the lecture here.