Κυριακή, 21 Απριλίου 2019 20:32
Protests across Sudan are well into their fourth month, consistently defying President Omar al-Bashir’s suppressive response, as well as his superficial political appeasing efforts. That persistence, stemming from economic and political demands highly similar to those expressed in several Arab countries during the so-called “Arab Spring”, interestingly underscores a relevant…
Τρίτη, 02 Απριλίου 2019 12:35
The Iranian leadership remains trapped in a revolutionary ideology that is sustained by a nationalist narrative, especially in times of hardship. Appealing to the patriotic sentiment of the people has worked in the past, but in the current circumstances the public, especially the millennial generation who have no memory of…
Τετάρτη, 03 Αυγούστου 2016 23:42
Although no state has officially recognized its independence, Somaliland operates as a democratic, de facto state since the 18th of May 1991, when it unilaterally declared its independence from the Republic of Somalia. The purpose of this article is to attempt to construct a critical debate on Somaliland’s independence and…
Δευτέρα, 12 Μαϊος 2014 03:00
Με την κατάρρευση των ειρηνευτικών διαπραγματεύσεων μεταξύ Ισραήλ και Παλαιστινιακής Αρχής και με τη συμφωνία επαναπροσέγγι- σης Φατάχ-Χαμάς της 23ης Απριλίου 2014, μεταβλήθηκαν κατά τρόπο ουσιώδη οι ισορροπίες στη διένεξη Ισραηλινών και Παλαιστινίων. Η παλαιστινιακή πολιτική πραγματικότητα καλείται να επιλέξει στρατηγική ως προς το Ισραήλ και τη διαμεσολαβητική ισχύ των…
Πέμπτη, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2018 13:09
Την ώρα που οι δυτικές μητροπόλεις βυθίζονταν στην εορταστική φρενίτιδα και μέθη των ημερών, το Ιράν βυθιζόταν στην αβεβαιότητα. Εν μέσω των βίαιων διαδηλώσεων που μεταδίδονταν σαν “κολλητική ασθένεια” από τη μία πόλη στην άλλη, η παραμονή πρωτοχρονιάς του 2017-2018 έφερε ένα έντονο άρωμα “Αραβικής Άνοιξης” και σίγουρα θα μείνει…
Παρασκευή, 12 Ιανουαρίου 2018 01:18
Where a rather detailed visit to the adjoining regions of Southwest Asia and the Gulf allows one to reconnect with the friends, fellow thinkers and civil society activists, it also affords a sought-after opportunity to observe first-hand all the vital developments. Dubai’s unending sky rises, its boulevards infested with endless…
Σάββατο, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2018 10:06
Guy Burton’s book is a highly timely and readable account of the rising powers’ policies vis-à-vis the Arab-Israeli conflict. The emergence of regional powers in the post-Cold War global setting has spurred an increasing volume of literature on their Middle Eastern policies. The author situates his work within this trend.…
Τετάρτη, 11 Ιουλίου 2018 12:48
Régis Le Sommier’s just published book is a highly idiosyncratic contribution to a growing body of books on Syria’s civil war. The author is deputy editor in chief of the elitist weekly Paris Match. Like David W. Lesch’s 2005 book, this one too is largely based on the author’s intimate…
Δευτέρα, 16 Μαϊος 2016 03:00
Authors: Evangelos Diamantopoulos, Costas Faropoulos, Maria Kourpa, Iris Pappa, Charitini Petrodaskalaki, Aliki Sofianou
Πέμπτη, 14 Απριλίου 2016 03:00
Authors: Evangelos Diamantopoulos, Costas Faropoulos, Maria Kourpa, Iris Pappa, Charitini Petrodaskalaki, Aliki Sofianou
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Παρασκευή, 29 Μαρτίου 2019 00:44
During the historical trajectory of the Middle East, music has been associated with an unexpected spiritual power that can transform the performers and the audience in a numinous way. This power has its locus at the concept of tarab. Tarab underpins the connection that the performer and the audience develop…
Τρίτη, 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2019 13:25
The most well-known spirit possession in Islam is performed through Ζār. The term denotes a form of spirit possession that causes illness, when the spirits descend into a person, and at the same time a healing ritual that incorporates one of the most therapeutic practices. For Ζār, the human body…