Geopolitics and International Affairs

Dismantling Hindu Fundamentalism: Ethnic Nationalism with Fascist Undertones?

I’d like to start by saying that this is not an attack on the believers of Hindutva. More than anything, this is a lament of a 20-year-old who sees his world crumbling before him. Writing this essay from an objective, academic perspective has been extremely difficult for me and I… Read More »Dismantling Hindu Fundamentalism: Ethnic Nationalism with Fascist Undertones?

The Nagorno-Karabakh, 30 years lasting conflict, is still reality

On Sunday the 27th of September, the heaviest clash since 2016 erupted, creating destruction and spreading fear. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is an ethnic and territorial conflict that involves Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh and several other close districts, which are de facto controlled by the self-declared Republic… Read More »The Nagorno-Karabakh, 30 years lasting conflict, is still reality

INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

Credit: Reuters An earthquake, several airstrikes, and a nuclear bomb. That’s what came up in a Beirut resident’s mind on Tuesday 4th August, when a devastating explosion at the city’s main port brought destruction to the Lebanese capital, killing at least 200 people and wounding 7000. The blast’s cause can… Read More »INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

Where ideas are born: the path to the Islamic Republic of Iran

Between 1978 and 1979, while the Iranian revolution was growing in strength and numbers, Michel Foucault, a French philosopher, published some articles on the Italian newspaper Il Corriere Della Sera, regarding the revolution and it’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Foucault remained fascinated by the idea of an Islamic republic and described… Read More »Where ideas are born: the path to the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the background of the conflict and the hardships of the peace confirmation.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one in all the world’s longest-running and most contentious conflicts. At this stage, much attention is paid to this conflict, since the unresolved nature of this conflict situation adversely affects the event of nations within the Mideast region. Since 1948, the year the state of Israel was formed, the conflict within the Mideast has not stopped, annually taking many lives. The shortage of a political settlement creates favorable conditions for brand spanking new clashes between the opponents, which affects the whole international situation. This conflict has repeatedly acted as a detonator within the development of the international situation as an entire…
…War is a very useful tool when you cannot get what you want in other ways. However, it has a very terrible feature: the war will begin when you want to begin, but it will not end when you want it to end.

The “Arab Spring” Displacement of the Regimes, Leaders and the situation of the Middle East

Events started in various nations in the first half of 2011 with a list of uprisings and armed rebellions with people for the goal of democracy and better living standards, The “Arab Spring,” which encompassed mainly in Muslim countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and many others. The consequences of… Read More »The “Arab Spring” Displacement of the Regimes, Leaders and the situation of the Middle East

ISLAM AS A RELIGION OF PEACE AND TOLERANCE

To start this theme of discourse, it is extremely significant to understand the core of Islam religion. The word ‘Islam’ by itself means peace from the Arabian language. Unfortunately, in recent years, an important amount of people started to misinterpret Islam as a narrow-minded and greatly warlike religion. Additionally, today… Read More »ISLAM AS A RELIGION OF PEACE AND TOLERANCE

THE HIDDEN SIDE: HOW POLICE VIOLENCE IN THE US IS CLOSELY RELATED TO PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

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 death… Read More »THE HIDDEN SIDE: HOW POLICE VIOLENCE IN THE US IS CLOSELY RELATED TO PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

Chechnya: Forceful Reshaping of National Identity

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 modern… Read More »Chechnya: Forceful Reshaping of National Identity

The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

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 and… Read More »The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

REVOLUTION IS FEMALE: WOMEN’S QUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THEIR ROLE IN THE ARAB SPRING

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 and… Read More »REVOLUTION IS FEMALE: WOMEN’S QUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THEIR ROLE IN THE ARAB SPRING

The Syrian Civil War: How Cultural Ignorance Has Wounded the Aspiration for a Kurdish State.

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 of… Read More »The Syrian Civil War: How Cultural Ignorance Has Wounded the Aspiration for a Kurdish State.

Yemen, divided land, dominated country: at the root of the cleavages

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 »Yemen, divided land, dominated country: at the root of the cleavages

What are the key attributes of global governance and how do they link to social justice?

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 secure… Read More »What are the key attributes of global governance and how do they link to social justice?