Lynn [Artwork]

Art by Nermine Hammam “Lynn” is Executively Produced by KRIKOS for the album “Sufi in the West”. Listen to the single below:

The Gift [Artwork]

“The Gift” Art by Nermine Hammam Executively Produced by KRIKOS Presented by Colours of the Culture

The World to Come – Volume I: An International Theory of Politics

Cultural relativism and constructivism are two theories, one sociological the other political, that help us understand international politics from a different perspective. We challenge the idea of absolutes but we also accept the traditions which develop over time as part of human social culture, or constructs. There are elements of all philosophy, from realism andContinue reading “The World to Come – Volume I: An International Theory of Politics”

WMDs, The War on Terror & Unicorns: What Deludes Us?

The risk posed by nuclear weapons is valid. But does this threat increase with the use of terrorism? Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, but new technological innovations have changed the way it is conducted [Chaliand & Blin 2007]. Furthermore, terrorism is currently used to describe attacks on civilians, usually by non-state actors whereas historically itContinue reading “WMDs, The War on Terror & Unicorns: What Deludes Us?”

Political Gluttony & the Syrian Crisis

The assumption towards the Middle East, and many parts of the world outside Western civilization, such as Latin America and Central Asia, is that there is an even dichotomy between citizens supporting or opposing authoritarian regimes. But the reality is less simple. Arab citizens understand that, democracy can only unfold when two crucial changes take place, which cannotContinue reading “Political Gluttony & the Syrian Crisis”

Larry David is…Bernie Sanders

If this doesn’t speak to Sander’s blind populism or Hillary’s overt power hunger then I don’t know what does! America is at a real turning point in its political culture. Many ideologies are on the table. Where are the minorities? I like the idea that Democrats are more egalitarian than Republicans, but is Bernie’s socialismContinue reading “Larry David is…Bernie Sanders”

Netanyahu’s Election Speech Hypocrisy

Since Israel is more of an apartheid than a democracy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for western democracies like the US and Europe to continually vouch for the Jewish state. The Obama Administration has certainly broken from the traditions of its predecessors and perhaps the entire tradition of American politics by even SLIGHTLY suggesting aContinue reading “Netanyahu’s Election Speech Hypocrisy”

We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]

In Part I of his interview with BBC broadcasted in 2009, prominent rapper & social icon Jay-Z expressed his views on many contentious issues gripping the politics of America & the international community today. The photograph above is very significant to this blog entry. It is a picture of Kanye West & Jay-Z during theirContinue reading “We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]”

Analyzing Political Undertones in Pop Culture Through Art

There is generally speaking a list of artistic works that, despite their aesthetic greatness, are either historically misrepresentative & inaccurate or merely biased in context and coverage. Some do justice, some don’t. Perception all depends on which angle you look at the subject. I wish for justice for all, but we must recognize, expose & bring to justice those distinct forces which causeContinue reading “Analyzing Political Undertones in Pop Culture Through Art”

A Request for President Obama & the Democrats

Recognize the Armenian Genocide. Grant amnesty to refugees. International repercussions, implications and issues of national boundary. Recognize the Palestinian Genocide & end the occupation. Grant right of return. Allow Jews to remain. Encourage initiative to fight anti-semitism globally. Relinquish ties with State of Israel. Relinquish ties with Saudi Arabia. Rehabilitate relationship with Iran. Establish fairContinue reading “A Request for President Obama & the Democrats”

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