A preliminary draft of my master’s thesis

Conflict in the Caspian: A Comparative Study of Ethnic Inclusion & Conflict in Azerbaijan & Kazakhstan  Abstract In this research my aim is to demonstrate a relationship between the extent of political development, indicated by the degree of ethnic inclusion, and the extent of ethnic conflict, defined in the upcoming sections, exhibited in these twoContinue reading “A preliminary draft of my master’s thesis”

The List Goes On

Political and religious labels are misleading. Depending on the context, these labels change in meaning. In one context, such as Maoist China or Spain during the Civil War, republican might be defined as communist, whereas in the United States, the modern Republican is essentially a neo-conservative. In France, Republicans are centrists and the other major alternativeContinue reading “The List Goes On”

Democracy?

As a deist who recognizes the existence of an eternal Supreme deity, I take issue with the reality that much spirituality and religion is held hostage to the dogmas of compulsion, strict adherence & fanaticism. While not all religions espouse this, as an Arab-Armenian, I am forced to witness the consequences of religious fanaticism everyday.Continue reading “Democracy?”

Syrian Jews More Tied To Biblical Ancestry Than Israelis?

Most Jews now living in the Arab world belong to communities dating back to Biblical times or originating as colonies of refugees fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. In Syria, Jews of both origins, numbering altogether fewer than 3,000 in 1987, are found. After a mass-emigration in 1992, today fewer than 200 Jews live in Syria, mostly in the capital. Syrian Jews are Arabic-speaking andContinue reading “Syrian Jews More Tied To Biblical Ancestry Than Israelis?”

Business hurts.

inner strife

they try to use fear to intimidate you into believing them because they are so insecure. they will never change. they don’t want to change. they are incapable of being the best version of their self. instead they prefer ignorance. they prefer to be wasteful. they prefer to be angry, to be arrogant, and toContinue reading “inner strife”

God have mercy

I trust in God. I trust in my path. I trust I will succeed. I trust. What about them? What about the torment? Why? When you need your friends most, when you go to them for help and they tell you something that hurts you more — that is when you realize who is realContinue reading “God have mercy”

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