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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...
Terrorism

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...
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Reformatting the Middle East

In the year 2011, the Middle East entered a convoluted new phase of political and economic turmoil. This has led to a number of...
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Terrorism, religion and state policy in Central Asia

The countries of Central Asia have not been immune to the global forces that have been stimulating religiously inspired violence, as some of its...
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Terrorism as a global phenomenon

Terrorism can be compared to AIDS. In both instances, the major goal in the study of each consists in delivering humankind from one of...
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Surreal economics and the language of mind control

The financial crisis of 2008, which exposed how some of the West’s major banks were driven into bankruptcy, ought to have been a historic...
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Collective rights as a potential source for peace, harmony, and well-being in the global community

This article reconceptualises collective rights through five social constructionist lenses (see for example, Searle, 1995; Hacking, 1999; Gergen, 2009), including a shift from an...

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