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What is Pluralism? Brief Analytical and Historical Reflections

What is Pluralism? Brief Analytical and Historical Reflections

Akeel Bilgrami reflects on the underlying nature of pluralism, distinguishing it from liberalism and cultural relativism, and looking at its historical relationships to nationalism,...
The Syrian Conflict: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

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...
Is the Family a Cornerstone in the World Development Process?

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

Executive Summary The world needs to work together to face many profound challenges, ranging from economic and political spheres and extending far beyond. At the...
The Challenge of Countering Terrorism in the Gulf Region and 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 in the North Caucasus

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...
Reformatting the Middle East

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...
Terrorism as a Global Phenomenon

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 as a Global Phenomenon

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....
Surreal Economics and the Language of Mind Control

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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