The motives of many young would-be jihadists are childlike—the
appeal of becoming ‘super-heroes’ to fill an existential void. The author meets a comic book writer aiming to lead them in a different direction.
The weakness of the urban middle class and their sense of isolation has become a bastion for the support for autocracy. Fear of a social revolution has been the main driver in the alliance between the military and the urban middle class.
the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS in Libya associated with a
broader political project of cleansing the region of religious minorities?
Would this not deserve demonstrations of solidarity?
Most Europeans, at both elite and mass
level, have a grossly inflated idea of the extent of freedom of speech in
Europe, a direct consequence of the uncritical and self-congratulatory
discourse on the topic.
Saudi Arabia must cover its tracks
by not only forcefully denouncing ISIS and JN but actively introducing stiffer
measures demonstrating that it is genuinely combating terrorism. How does this
play out in terms of royal power?
There are at least five different economies in Palestine that co-exist with the Israeli economy, and they are all subjugated to Israeli colonisation. Decolonising them is key to real economic stimulus.
In the Arab World, elites are acutely aware of their condition of inferiority in the eyes of the west, and at the same time feel a sense of contempt for themselves, their culture and their own countrymen.
A los asesores de Obama no se les debió haber pasado por alto las enseñanzas del pasado: al castrismo, debieron razonar, no se lo derrota con la CIA sino con la SEARS, la famosa cadena comercial. Publicado previamente en openDemocracy. English.
Las sanciones resultan contraproducentes porque proveen al régimen de una coartada para evadir sus responsabilidades y, al empobrecer al cubano medio, lo hacen aún más dependiente del Estado. Publicado previamente en openDemocracy. English.