Between the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 a series of riots inflamed the Arab world. These revolts, although characterized by some common elements in the causes but in themselves different, have been indicated by the Western media with a unique name: Arab Spring. This name was givenRead More →

When asked about when exactly the conflicts started many historians can’t give a specific date because of different opinions and visions that they have.Some say it started in 1948 when the Israel state was declared.Also opinions are being different if talking about what are the real motives of this war,isRead More →

Credit: Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency The known murder of George Floyd by the hand of a Minneapolis police officer, occurred on May 25th 2020, shed light on systematic racism and frequent acts of violence against black people by members of the law enforcement in the USA. In fact, Floyd’s deathRead More →

Chechnya is infamous for the blaring cases of human rights violations and terrorism, which are often blamed on the prevalence of Islam in the region. However, ironically, Chechens have only undergone a major process of Islamization relatively recently and historically preferred a syncretist approach to socio-religious matters. In the modernRead More →

The purpose of this article is to analyze the socio-economic effects of the sanctions imposed on the Iraqi population after the invasion of Kuwait and the consequent war. This analysis will focus on the humanitarian consequences of the sanctions on a country destroyed by bombing, suffocated by an unlimited andRead More →

INTRODUCTION The role of women in religion is a heavily debated topic, especially when related to the Islamic world and culture. There seems to be a common assumption, mostly shared in western society, that the Islamic woman is a submissive and passive one, incapable of making her own decisions andRead More →

Hidden figures (US, 2016):  Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons. Written by: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi.  Directed by: Theodore Melfi. Genre: Biographical drama.  Running time: 127 mins.  Curiosities: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), graduated from High School at age 14, and atRead More →

The Syrian civil war has been classified as the second deadliest conflict of the twenty-first century with over 500.000 casualties. The outbreak of the conflict dates back to March 2011 when a series of revolts and protests spreaded around Northern Africa and the Middle East, in the early stage ofRead More →

Yemen is a multifaceted country, described commonly as one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes of the 21st century, often and most recently reduced in a caricatured geopolitical reality. Yet, as described by Walter B. Harris in his travel diary “A Journey Through the Yemen” in 1892 when visiting the country,Read More →

In recent years societies have been experiencing different types of regimes — democracies, dictatorships, monarchies (…). Each of these frames of government proposed new directions for some sectors of nations like media, economics, culture, and politics in general. This plurality of possibilities came with significant responsibilities for commanders to secureRead More →

  The Arab Spring is an important event that marked the end of the last decade and the beginning of the subsequent one. The expression “Arab Spring” refers to the struggle that the Arab countries were living due to the repressive and authoritarian government to which they were subjected. ThisRead More →

  On March 19, 2003, with the support of the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland, the United States sent almost 180,000 troops into Iraq. It was the first phase that started the Iraq war, also called the Second Persian Gulf War. A disruption that lasted for eight years, which wasRead More →

  If we start commenting about the relations between Iraq and America without specifying the time frame that we focus on, we will find ourselves bewildered amidst the complicated web that this history between the two countries is. Henceforth, our first task is to describe the status quo in whichRead More →

Monsanto is already world-wide known as the nightmare of farmers, and the developer of the polemical glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide in the 1970s. What the company traditionally does is called genetical and bio-engineering, using gene improved plants to better off the profits and efficiency of agricultural production. It is specialized inRead More →

Throughout history, countries and territories have shifted multiple times. People of different cultures and beliefs are then challenged into creating functional states that allow for the differences of its people to coexist. However, these changes don’t always go about smoothly and at times can lead to disparities between different groupsRead More →

The global pandemic has left a footprint on everyone’s life, challenging the concept of normality. However, some places on the map were shaken to their core, but not (only) due to the health-related concerns posed by the menacing virus. Hong Kong perfectly manages to sustain the COVID threat: as ofRead More →

The Breakfast Club (USA, 1985): Starring: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy Produced by: John Hughes Directed by: John Hughes, Ned Tanen Genre: comedy-drama Running time: 97 minutes Curiosities: The theme song Don’t you (Forget About Me) written by Keith Forsey and SteveRead More →