An updated – but still rough – draft of my master’s thesis

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE M.A. Dissertation Danny Krikorian Political Development & Ethnic Conflict: Comparing Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan I. Introduction II. Data III. Shared Histories in the Caspian Region IV. Inclusion & Harmony – Kazakhstan vs. Exclusion & Conflict – Azerbaijan V. Conclusion Abstract In this research my aim is to demonstrateContinue reading “An updated – but still rough – draft of my master’s thesis”

How Will We Recover? Thoughts On Election 2016

The question of whether or not Bernie Sanders was the best candidate has a frank answer – of course he was. In my last article I explained why he isn’t necessarily the most “presidential” of the nominees. The president’s aptitude is measured by a number of things. These include both superficial and essential judgements. InContinue reading “How Will We Recover? Thoughts On Election 2016”

Ether – Maajid Nawaz

I find it sad that a self-proclaimed Muslim would exhibit such a level of self-loathing. Over the past few days, I was introduced in a rather, brusque manner, to put it mildly, via Twitter, to Maajid Nawaz, former Islamist turned secularist neoliberal – whatever the hell that means! He tweeted at Talib Kweli, the infamous BrooklynContinue reading “Ether – Maajid Nawaz”

This Glass Design

Poetry is dead in a world with no head, A world with one body that plucks at its bread, A hunger or thirst, no intellect to quench, Terrorizing the world while we sit from the bench, Is there a light at the end of the tunnel, Or are we foolishly tracing the fence, All along aContinue reading “This Glass Design”

Pay You Back [Artwork]

Art by Nermine Hammam Executive Produced by KRIKOS Presented by Colours of the Culture

For Whom The Bell Tolls

What dawns on us but truth, If not to convince the youth, Like water from a fountain, Whatever happens no excuse, This is conversations with glory, Face to face with time, They hold banners of revolution If the clock ticks past nine, But after twelve its all hell, though walls still stand like eyes throughContinue reading “For Whom The Bell Tolls”

[New Music] “Sufi in the West” the complete album!

KRIKOS aka Danny Krikorian offers his latest album #SufiintheWest brought to you by @ColoursoftheCulture. Visit DannyKrikorian.com for updates! Credits: KRIKOS executive producer Nirmine Hammam cover art Colours of the Culture curator KRIKOSSufi in the WestCol

Still Under Occupation: The Middle East & the Struggle for Dignity

Time and time again, we hear about the causes of injustice and instability in the Middle East. There are about four main causes offered from analyses on this region. Each of them point to internal factors, though somehow quite different from one another. But none of them recognize the possibility that instability is not aContinue reading “Still Under Occupation: The Middle East & the Struggle for Dignity”

How Arab Unity Became An Oxymoron – Another Tale of Orientalism

A more liberal strand of Islam might argue that cultural identity is tied to Islamic heritage. Furthermore, it encompasses all philosophy and knowledge into Islam, as opposed to radical Islam which excludes philosophies from the Enlightenment, Renaissance, and the mystical indigenous religions of various regions in the world, like Central Asia and Latin America. WhatContinue reading “How Arab Unity Became An Oxymoron – Another Tale of Orientalism”

A Return to the Balance of Power?

Depending on your worldview, political reality shifts. But consider for a second – this perspective. On the global scale, we see America as an isolated nation. In reality, America possesses two qualities which render this assumption baseless. America is majority Anglo-Saxon; America has been deeply entangled in the foreign affairs of England and the restContinue reading “A Return to the Balance of Power?”

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