PhD Proposal: Accounting for Differences in Outcome of the Arab Spring

    Research Questions, Hypotheses & Variables: Why did the Arab Spring affect states differently? What accounts for these differences in outcome? This article seeks to address that very question. In this research, I extend “Wimmer et al’s” model of ethnic conflict & exclusion to include ethno-religious groups in the Middle East. Ample literature hasContinue reading “PhD Proposal: Accounting for Differences in Outcome of the Arab Spring”

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”

Secularizing the Conversation on the Occupation of Palestine

Secularizing the conversation on the Palestinian genocide, actually threatens the pro-Israeli argument. It has to. Israel, by nature, is a religious entity — despite efforts by any spokesperson to suggest otherwise. Secularizing the conversation on the conflict between Palestinian nationalism & international occupation, deems Israel a theocratic apartheid-state. Secularization, by nature, requires religious & cultural diversity, egalitarianism andContinue reading “Secularizing the Conversation on the Occupation of Palestine”

ISLAMISM = ZIONISM

[REFERENCE ARTICLE HERE: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/29/the-sheikh-who-wants-to-put-the-hurt-on-hezbollah-in-lebanon.html] ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood. All of these claim to be muslim organizations aimed at ‘liberating men from tyranny’. Who chose you and what tyranny are you liberating me from? How do I know you yourself are not a tyranny? Hezbollah is hated by many sunnisContinue reading “ISLAMISM = ZIONISM”

President Bashar al-Assad delivers speech on January 10th, 2012

The following is my written version of the speech delivered by President Bashar al-Assad on January 10th, 2012. We try to encourage awareness in the country. Still, there is some ignorance in the country effecting conditions here… Internal reforms are clear. Progress and advancement should still carry on. What is happening in Syria is beingContinue reading “President Bashar al-Assad delivers speech on January 10th, 2012”

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