Western Dogma

Neoliberalism does not technically adhere to sacred texts, but it is devoted to certain arbitrary laws and alleged unyielding truths readily comparable to religious dogma. The...

The Françafrique Affair: Mixed Signals in a Love-Hate Relationship

“Between France and Africa, it should be a love story.” With these words, the French president Emmanuel Macron sealed a speech he gave in...
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Victor Orbán’s political agenda?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been the subject of extensive media coverage lately. What is occasionally labelled as anti-EU rhetoric on the subject...

Vienna Migration Conference Report

Migration is about people. The ICMPD’s motto was boldly displayed all over the venue, the beautiful Hofburg Palace, ready to welcome international dignitaries, politicians...
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Damascus: a City Beyond History & Imagination

Syria’s ancient trading capital has seen it all. Recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as one of the world’s oldest cities; it was a key...

The Challenges of Non-proliferation from the Israeli Perspective

By: Anna Rosa Schlechter (Guest Writer) More than a year ago, on May 8, 2018, the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...

The Post-Abe Japan: On What Legacies is the New Prime Minister Suga Standing?

Kakuei Tanaka, who served as prime minister of Japan in the 1970s, once told Henry Kissinger that “the changes through successive prime ministers… are...

Roadblocks Ahead: Foreign Aid, Civil Society, and the Peace Process in Afghanistan

7Over the last 17 years, the support of USAID and other donors helped transform Afghan civil society and media from a loose network of...

Palestine, Israel and the Rise of Women’s Voices

By: Clara Knäpper Bohman (Guest Writer) In October 2017, thousands of women gathered in the Israeli Negev desert. For two weeks, Arabs, Jews, Christians, and...

“The ones who suffer the most in the Syrian War are Women!”

  Majdoleen Hassan is a Syrian lawyer and Human Rights activist. She is part of the Women’s advisory Board to the UN Envoy for Syria....

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