OIC Watch

  • OIC Sets up Office in Afghanistan to Address Humanitarian Crisis

    March 23, 2022

    The global, multilateral Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is establishing an office in Afghanistan in response to the economic collapse and humanitarian crisis plaguing the South Asian country since coming under full control of the Taliban Islamist regime, with the Saudi Arabia-headquartered OIC leadership announcing that the relief office will manage a humanitarian trust fund vehicle of the Islamic Development Bank.

  • Islamic Presence Reflected in OIC Chief’s Tour of West Africa & Sahel

    March 14, 2022

    The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is on a junket through the  African member-states in the global Islamic multilateral entity, meeting most recently with Niger’s president to discuss mechanism for promoting Islamic solidarity and action. 

  • Pakistan Continues High Profile for OIC, Hosting Foreign Ministers Summit

    March 08, 2022

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the world's fifth most populous state, is sustaining its high profile as a key actor in the global, multilateral, 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which defines itself as "the collective voice of the Muslim world," and Pakistan's capital city Islamabad will host the forthcoming summit meeting of the OIC's Foreign Ministers.

  • Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Continues as Mideast’s Islamic Theocracies Look for Common Ground

    February 08, 2022

    The Mideast’s main Islamic theocracies, Saudi Arabia and Iran, are ready to continue beyond talks that have set the groundwork for a broader rapprochement that has already produced Iran’s reengagment in the Saudi-headquartered multilateral Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), suggesting a further Sunni-Shia sectarian detente that could reconfigure the regional and international Islamist geopolitics. 

  • Pakistan Assumes Helm of OIC Foreign Ministers Council

    January 25, 2022

    Pakistan has assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of islamic Cooperation (OIC), and following Niger, the handover speaks to the focal footprint of the 57-member multilateral organization that claims to represent the Muslims worldwide. 

  • OIC Touts Program Accomplishments on Islamic Tolerance and Gender Rights

    January 17, 2022

    The head of the global, multilateral Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) whose charter commits the 57-member states to upholding Islamic law, convened the preparatory meetings for the upcoming session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers and touted the sharia-promoting entity’s accomplishments related to gender rights and tolerance. 

  • OIC Aims to Lead Humanitarian Response to Talibanized Afghanistan

    December 07, 2021

    The Islamist regimes of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have catalyzed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) push to lead key international organizations, including the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in the wake of the sharp deterioration in the country’s human security conditions since the Taliban takeover and establishment of an Islamic regime. 

  • OIC’s Halal Summit Highlights Expanding Global Economic Impact of Sharia Products & Services

    November 30, 2021

     The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) 8th Halal Summit held recently in Turkey pointed to the expanding impact of the $7 trillion worldwide economy of sharia-compliant/compatible (halal) products across myriad sectors—including food, tourism, cosmetics, medicine—and also revealed the steady integration of non-Muslim-majority countries in the West, which are the largest manufacturing countries of halal products. 

  • OIC: An Option to Address Human Rights Free Fall in Afghanistan?

    November 23, 2021

    Since the Taliban Islamist regime has taken over Afghanistan there has been a sharp deterioration in human rights conditions, especially for women and ethnic-religious minorities, creating geopolitical opportunities for influence-building by human rights violators such as China and Russia and leading Western observers to speculate whether the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) may be able to influence the Taliban to soften its Islamist extremism by adhering to the OIC’s Independent Permanent Commission on Human Rights.

  • OIC Throws Weight Behind Saudi Bid for Expo 2030 World’s Fair

    November 22, 2021

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has thrown its full weight behind Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030, giving the imprimatur of the 57-member multilateral OIC to Saudi Arabia’s showcasing of its Islamic theocracy on the global platform of the World’s Fair.  

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