The Erosion of Truth

It is said that truth is the first casualty of war. In today’s war on words, it is evermore clear that conflict is upon...

Overturning the Veil: Islamic Feminism

Walking to the local market is an ordinary, perhaps even banal task for most people. In Riyadh, however, the ordinary is often the exception—particularlyfor women. From...

Phantom Victims: A Migrant Woman’s Route to Neglect

Often their trauma and their stories lie in the shadow. Frequently femal migrants in South America suffer in silent structural sexual harassment, gender-based violence...

An Afterthought on Fidel Castro

Havana, Cuba. December 31st, 1960. Celebrations were quieter since the revolution. Whether out of exhaustion or fear, Clara and Eduardo insisted on welcoming the...

From Destroyer to Savior: Unweaving Assad’s Tale

In the seventh year of the war in Syria Bashar al-Assad is still the main figure. His strategies and allies kept him on the...

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...
By Arian Zwegers (Damascus, Umayyad Mosque), via Wikimedia Commons

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...
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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...

Secessionist Tendencies in Bosnia – The Beginning of the End for the Bosnian Entities?

At a party conference in 2015 the President of the tiny Republika Srpska (RS) announced a referendum on the independence of this Bosnian entity....
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The Past, the Present, the Unknown

written by Joseph Trey Meeks “If you don’t like it, you can get out!” she said with a fierce passion that caught me off-guard. She was a...

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