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Humanizing humanity: For a post-secular humanism

“Humanizing humanity”—a strange expression.  It seems like a pleonasm, like saying the same thing twice.  It appears like a doubling or heaping up of...
We can't just walk away from inequality. (Credit: erllre/Bigstock)

Income inequalities in perspective

Income and wealth inequalities in most countries – in the West, the former communist economies, and in the developing world – have been on...
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Cultural identity as a factor in global disorder: The need for education

It has been very wise and thoughtful to title the 13th World Public Forum on Rhodes in October 2015 as “The World beyond Global...
Shanghai skyline at night. (Credit: outcast85/Bigstock)

Globalisation in a new form

The main theme of 2017’s conference in Davos, Switzerland, is globalisation, a theme that has been zealously advocated by developed countries. But today globalisation...
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What is pluralism? Brief analytical and historical reflections

Chronic and acute crises, generated respectively by immigration since the Second World War and more spectacularly by the influx of refugees in the aftermath...
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The Syrian conflict: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

The six-year armed conflict in Syria is one of the major issues shaping the contemporary Middle East and impacting the fundamental nature of international...
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Is the family a cornerstone in the world development process?

Both standard and specialised dictionaries, such as The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, define the family as “the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents...
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A dialogical perspective: Humanity, subjectivity, and co-humanity

The world needs to work together to face many profound challenges, ranging from economic and political spheres and extending far beyond. At the root...
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The challenge of countering terrorism in the Gulf region and Saudi Arabia

Terrorism is a problem facing the Persian Gulf counties that are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United...
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Terrorism in the North Caucasus

Terrorism in the North Caucasus is not only a serious challenge for the safety of Russia, but is also in danger of spreading beyond...

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