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Dangerous Liaisons in Syria: Is it a Civil  War or a Proxy War?
Current Affairs

Dangerous Liaisons in Syria: Is it a Civil War or a Proxy War?

The aggression involving the mass deportations and displacement, ethnic cleansing and evacuations of millions in Europe during World War Two, along with post-war border changes, continued population expulsions and repatriations meant that the prolonged chaos required common standards that would heal the hostilities and build bridges to support people seeking asylum from persecution. The violations … Continue reading

The Gülen Movement in Turkey: The Politics of Islam and Modernity
Book Review / Politics

The Gülen Movement in Turkey: The Politics of Islam and Modernity

The Gülen Movement’s growing power and influence, followed by its public criticism of the AKP government in 2010 and 2013, and finally the coup attempt in July 2016, has led to an unprecedented crackdown on the Gülen Movement in Turkey. The purge has ousted thousands of employees from major state and civil society institutions, including … Continue reading

An Uncertain Will
Ethics

An Uncertain Will

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” George Orwell I am disturbed by the fact that people have turned animal rights into a fashion statement, telling the world around them to ‘be yourself, be an individual’ while pouting their lips and taking … Continue reading