Turkey – Clarity Amidst Confusion

It is really hard to get a grip of what is really happening in Turkey. Media outlets are misleading as usual. Political interests are at stake and biases are rampant. It appears Erdogan has retaken power, resisted the coup, and is now in the process of an apparent legal prosecution against all involved. This isContinue reading “Turkey – Clarity Amidst Confusion”

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”

Nationalism in the Middle East: Iran, Syria, and the West

In the days of President Harry Truman, relations between the United States and the Middle East weren’t so sour. In 1952, everything changed. The United Kingdom was planning to depose the newly democratically elected prime minister of Iran:ย Prime Minister Mossadegh. He is the man seated in the photograph above. Mossadegh hadย quickly become the archenemy ofContinue reading “Nationalism in the Middle East: Iran, Syria, and the West”

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