Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Gay girl in Damascus: A taboo ignominy feeding to a white fantasy

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    Biographical blog describing life in Syria amid the current political instability, supposedly written by a struggling gay woman has been revealed to be a hoax. Amina Abdallah Arraf al-Omari a 25-year-old, half-Syrian, half American lesbian living in Damascus documented her life in a blog entitled “Gay Girl in Damascus”, dating back to […]

  • Politics of Dilemma: Turkish and EU Approaches toward Syria

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    How will the ongoing conflict in Syria affect its bilateral relations with both the EU and Turkey? Will the ongoing conflict in Syria bring Turkey closer to the EU or eventually push them further apart? [issuu showflipbtn=true documentid=110706102902-47bb051b7daa405b8838bda9b61cdff7 docname=islam_politics_of_dilemma username=FutureChallenges loadinginfotext=Politics%20of%20Dilemma%3A%20Turkish%20and%20EU%20Approaches%20toward%20Syria showhtmllink=true tag=eu width=420 height=272 unit=px]