In the last years, especially in the territories of Syria and Iraq under its control, ISIS perpetrated a systematic disruption of the cultural heritage, with the intention of erasing any trace of the pre-Islamic past. The outrageous disruption did not only occur by means of filmed and broadcasted demolitions and… Read More »Destroying History in Iraq and Syria
Big Tech Companies have always publicized themselves as fierce opponents of pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. They often associate themselves with climate activism and, during panels and conferences their “Green” Initiatives are always presented to the public to remind us their concern for the environment. While all of this is… Read More »Big Tech and Oil Production, a new-found relationship
I wish I was not the person writing this article. I am a minority group in Europe, I am Latina and woman, but still, I am white. I wish I was not the person who will write this article because I think it is better to discuss racism… Read More »How the past of slavery brings us to modern racism
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.
Photos credits: IDDRI In France, the municipal elections on the 28th of June surprisingly brought ecology on the front of the political scene in big cities such as Lyon, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg. In a government practically reluctant to take the climate emergency into consideration and prioritize concrete measures, the elections… Read More »The Citizen’s Convention on Climate: utopia or step towards change?
The year 1908 is when oil stocks were first discovered in the Middle East. A fossil fuel that has driven the economy, the diplomacy, the political and the social life of the whole world for more than 100 years now. It has been the reason for a multitude of conflicts… Read More »The Black Gold’s Trap
George Bush Jr, after becoming President in 2001, divided people into two parts: the ones of goodness and the circle of evil. Terrorists were part of the second half. Indeed, two years before the War in Iraq started, Al Qaeda came up with the atrocity of the 9/11: Osama Bin… Read More »The War in Iraq and The Dilemma of Nation-Building
The increasing Islamophobia in the Western World is a dangerous phenomenon, common nowadays. The rise of Populist parties, nationalism and drastic cultural distinctions, these are among many symptoms of the rising Islamophobia, mainly caused by violence in Muslim countries, anti-Western terrorism attacks, the attitude and the radicalization of certain immigrants… Read More »The issue of Islamophobia
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
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 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
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 given… Read More »The Arab Spring : what was seen by Westerners as a step toward the democratization of the regimes
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
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 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
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 at… Read More »The Movie House: Civil Rights edition
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.