As Westerners living in peace and comfort, most of us have never had to experience bloody conflicts and instability in our lives. As a result, we lack the capacity to fear such cruelties, we lack the capacity to imagine instability, and ultimately, we lack the ability to foresee brutal scenarios… Read More »The Arrest of Paul Rusesabagina
USA, January 20, 2021 That of the 46th president of the United States is an inauguration without a crowd, in a cold and empty Washington, reminiscent of the assault on Congress on January 6 and where a bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Supreme Court. Former presidents Bill Clinton,… Read More »Inauguration Day
Uganda, an East African country bordering Congo and Kenya, is going through dark days for human rights. On Thursday 14 January, after a long-running campaign between Yoweri Museveni, vying for a 6th term, and Bobi Wine, MP and youth favourite singer, the country voted. A tense electoral process for the… Read More »Uganda: when accessing the Internet is going political
The holy grail of medical research in 2020 is finally here. Pharmaceutical companies have apparently developed an effective vaccine against Covid; this is a great result showing the wonders of modern medicine. But all the hope and joy that such an event was seeming to bring have been replaced… Read More »Covid-Vaccines, let’s clear up some doubts!
The recent presidential race in the United States has certainly been, apart from the Covid19 pandemic, one of the most relevant events of this challenging 2020 and we’d be lying if we were to say that none of us followed the election process with bated breath and a great dose… Read More »(Democratic) Party in the U.S.A.
Written by: Anna Nardone, Arina Lopukhina Until now, the Moria migrant facility on the Greek island of Lesbos was seen as the most faithful representation of hell on earth, despite rarely making big headlines. Nobody could predict that, after the fire occurred in the night between the 8th and the… Read More »Moria Fire in the European Scenario: How Far Has the Debate Got?
Thousands of homeless people live under the streets where their dignity and basic human rights fails to be achieved. Sleeping in a warm bed and having a roof over your head isn’t a luxury available to everyone. In fact, the people who live in the city’s sewers and underground, better… Read More »The “Mole People”, those who live in city’s sewers and underground.
Like every four years in the United States of America, this year during the month of November the American Presidential Elections will take place. Elections are a very important event in American history and society in which every single citizen, with American citizenship, is called to vote. But how do… Read More »2020 American Elections. What is going on?
When analysing the modern democratic state, one of the most important things to take into consideration is representation. Democracies’ basic concept is the representation of the needs of the many in the legislative body through an elected elite of people which should reflect as much as possible the general population.… Read More »Democratic Representation, Italy’s new dilemma
Belarus, a small state on the edge of Europe, rarely makes it to international headlines. However, starting August 9, astonishing hard-to-miss protests sparked in the country following the presidential election results. As in 2011 elections (and the ones earlier), opposition activists pointed out deliberate falsification of vote counts, which… Read More »Mass Protests in Belarus: Tipping Point for Europe’s Last Dictatorship
Introduction After centuries of exploitation and a relationship marked by asymmetries, to overcome the North-South dependence relation, the European Union has sought to shift this conception through translating development funds into security interests, upon supporting African-led security governance under the scope of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the cornerstone… Read More »The EU and African Union security-development nexus: a new shape of cooperation or dependence?
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
From the Heart of Ancient Arabia to a Battlefield “Humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world” – UN Behind this statement, there is a whole world to discover and understand. The ongoing conflicts in Yemen, which are completely devastating the country especially in the last decade,… Read More »Yemen: Story of a Never-Ending Dispute
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.
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
The terminology “Middle East” was given by Europeans after the First World War to the area between the “near East” and the “far East” – indicating India – based on a European view of the world. Until the First World War, the Middle East comprehended fewer borders than the ones… Read More »The Kurds have no friends but the mountains
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,is… Read More »Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why did it all start?
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
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 Relations between West and Middle East through the Lenses of Western Interests and Modern Orientalism
A closer look at the main dynamics of the complex relations between the Western world and the Middle East during and after the Arab Spring. By Simone Cimadomo.