Political Periscope is a sporadically but faithfully updated blog about diverse issues, ranging from foreign policy and diplomacy to society and culture.
About Political Periscope
In general, Political Periscope focuses on:
- Foreign Policy
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- International Law
- War and Human Rights
- Religion, Culture and Society.
The above list is not exhaustive. However, most of the time, the thrust is on international affairs and diplomatic commentary. Unlike other publications, op-eds on Political Periscope tend to have a preference for issues from lesser known parts of the world, especially South/South-East Asia, Central Asia and Africa. Furthermore, socio-cultural commentary posted on Political Periscope generally revolves around Islam in the contemporary world, and the ever-increasing Islamophobia in the West. Lastly, foreign neo-colonialism in Africa and ethnic cleansing in the developing world (such as the state-sponsored atrocities against the Rohingya people of Myanmar) are discussed on a regular basis.
There is an RSS feed and an email newsletter list to help readers stay updated with new articles as and when they are posted.
About Sufyan bin Uzayr
Political Periscope is written and maintained by Sufyan bin Uzayr.
Sufyan bin Uzayr is a writer, political analyst and historian with special interest in the Islamic World. He holds a Master’s degree in History, and an Honours degree in English Literature.
Sufyan’s works tend to focus on the role of Islam vis-a-vis the Modern World — conflicts and strife in the Muslim World are covered by a wide variety of outlets, but Sufyan attempts to read between the lines and offer unbiased op-eds. His writings often focus on issues that are otherwise left unspoken, like genocide, ethnic cleansing, identity crisis, and Islamophobia.
His articles are published foremost on this blog itself, and are re-posted by various other publications, such as:
- International Policy Digest
- Foreign Policy Journal
- Foreign Policy in Focus
- Eurasia Review
- The Balkan Chronicle
- Dissident Voice
- Center for Research on Globalization
- The Hill
- Political BlindSpot
Sufyan bin Uzayr serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Memo, an e-magazine that serves as the mouth-piece of the contemporary Muslim. He has authored multiple books, on topics ranging from History to Politics, Web Development to Fiction. Plus, he also designs, publishes and curates Quranic Quotes, a photoblog about quotes and verses from The Quran.
Beyond that, Sufyan has a background in web design and development, and is associated with various other ventures and projects. More details can be found here.
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