One week to drop the Middle East in turmoil As the earthquake comes with progressive waves, Trump’s two decisions to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal and to move the US embassy from Israel to Jerusalem, further quaked the Middle East. The current US administration policies seem to reflect the president figure:Read More →

Since this is my first Ramadan in Italy, I was surprised to see how many questions people had about the fasting process and the month in general. Therefore, I collected some of the most frequently asked questions and will be answering them. What is Ramadan exactly? Why do you haveRead More →

“Shibumi, sir?” Nicholai knew the word, but only as it applied to gardens or architecture, where it connoted an understated beauty. “How are you using the term, sir?” “Oh, vaguely. And incorrectly, I suspect. A blundering attempt to describe an ineffable quality. As you know, shibumi has to do withRead More →

The countryside was flat and green through the car window, and looked like a huge pool table with small red-roof houses and cars in the place of the balls. I was moving fast, and that gave me the inverse impression that it was everything else running around: a big gameRead More →

We’re all familiar with the famous Nobel Prize, namely the award given annually in recognition of academic or cultural achievements in Physics, Medicine or Physiology, Chemistry, Literature, and Peace. How did the Nobel Peace Prize come to be? Was Alfred Nobel a promoter of peace and global cooperation? Or wasRead More →