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?
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
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.
In 2016, Will Smith told Stephen Colbert that “racism is not getting worse, it’s just being filmed”. Testimony to the truth of this sentence is the video that is depopulating these days of a black man, George Floyd, who, unable to breathe, was killed by a policeman named Derek Chovin.… Read More »The dark cloud around George Floyd
Quarantine imposed heavy restrictions on commercial activities, forcing many businesses and activities to close. However, food delivery services are expressly allowed by the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 11th, 2020. Restaurants and bars which had the possibility, relied on AssoDelivery companies. Therefore, riders continue working, but they lack health guarantees,… Read More »Is it a good idea to have riders bringing you dinner home during a global pandemic?
It is in the interest of the company to act in a thoughtful and measured way. In financing a product or a brand, an intelligent advertising is a fundamental tool of communication that increase brand visibility and the measurable market. Social media as well are an important component of… Read More »The beneficial and side effects of advertisements
Who is she? Aisha Romano, born as Silvia, is an Italian 25 years old aid worker who was kidnapped in Kenya 18 months ago while she was working for an Italian charity called Africa Milele. She was brought and held in Somalia, freed on the 9th of May, and returned… Read More »Shedding light on Aisha Romano’s case
Paraguay is a small Latin American country bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. My grandparents were forced to flee on exile from Alfredo Stroessner’s dictatorship in the beginning of the 1960’s. They settled in the triple border of Brazil with Argentina and Paraguay, called Foz do Iguaçu (Iguassu Falls), my hometown.… Read More »The fatality of lack of Governance: Paraguay vs. Brazil
The Supreme Court of the United States has begun ruling from home on Monday, March 23, 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 that, according to a recent death toll, has killed more than 50.000 people in the US. Although many eyes are staring at the current crisis, I believe… Read More »What Does a Racist Louisiana Law Have to Do With Abortion Rights?
In these last weeks we have been observers of a disgusting phenomena, the one of revenge porn and exchange of child sexual abuse material on Telegram. This Russian chat was invented by Pavel and Nikolaj Durov, it counts thousand of subscribers. The main characteristic of this platform is the… Read More »Telegram’s responsibility on revenge porn: are there any?
The literature describes everything that happened yesterday and everything that will happen tomorrow, and our aim as readers is the one of being careful to seize up those features that help us to understand our past and that teaches us how to face the future. Starting from this… Read More »SARAMAGO’S “BLINDNESS” AND COVID-19. HOW LITERATURE DESCRIBES THE PRESENT
Both disinformation and misinformation contribute to fake news, and both act a risk to brands and the public. Yet, the significant difference between the two lies in intent. Disinformation carries with it the conscious intent to disseminate information known to be incorrect. In opposition, the sender of misinformation may not… Read More »Fake News and How To Avoid Them?
On January 15, President Putin held an annual meeting with the Russian government, which is usually a quite unexciting event for both the parliament members and the general public. However, this year’s meeting was preceded with peculiar novelties: Russian media agencies speculated that the recording of the meeting would be… Read More »Russia: Acting Out Democracy as Never Before
Talking about human rights is nowadays an effective way of advocating for social justice globally. However, what are human rights? What do they do? Drawing on anthropological studies of human rights from around the globe, the novel analyzes human rights in training. It demonstrates how groups and organizations gather… Read More »The Significance of Human Rights
It is wrong to see today’s high inequality as the product of forces over which we have no control. – Anthony B. Atkison, Inequality. The Fifteen Proposals for Social Justice is a report drafted by the Forum Disuguaglianze e Diversità (1) – which coordinates the work of various organizations and… Read More »Fifteen Radical Proposals for Social Justice
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, ‘Joker.’ (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside. Arthur is mentally unstable. He works as a clown to pay… Read More »JOKER finally at peace with himself
(Photo by Lindsey LaMont Stockholm, Sweden) I am pretty sure that you have heard that women nowadays have much more rights than that of 50 years ago, and I agree with this. Many facts and data prove the same! However, the conquest of many social spaces does not mean that… Read More »Feminism for whom?
If you still didn’t hear in the news lately: in France are happening huge strikes, and work stoppage. A call for the population was launched on December 5 and the country was basically blocked all day long, from the flights, metro, buses, to the schools and works. Promised by Emmanuel… Read More »Pension system in France: my numerical protest