Aleppo, Syria. (Credit: Dima Moroz/Bigstock)

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...
Nairobi, Kenya. (Credit: Nick Fox/Bigstock)

Is the family a cornerstone in the world development process?

From an anthropological point of view, the family is a group of people who are related to each other. This sense of family can...
A Dialogical Perspective: Humanity, Subjectivity, and Co-Humanity

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...
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...
Terrorism is a threat to us all. (Credit: AlexLMX/Bigstock)

Terrorism as a global phenomenon

Alexey Malashenko’s Expert Comment on terrorism as a global threat is the first in a series of five DOC publications on Islamic terrorism. Prof....
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Surreal economics and the language of mind control

How is the financial crisis of 2008 linked to the election results of 2016?  How can economic reform address this systemic malaise?  How can...
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Collective rights as a potential source for peace, harmony, and well-being in the global community

This Expert Comment explores how collective rights, peace, harmony, and global well-being require international political commitments to create the necessary conditions to humanise social structures...


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