Do Religious Rituals Boost Economic Globalization?
Religion and its old age rituals have always been a source of fascination for people, if not a source of devout enlightenment. However in the 21st century religious events, pilgrimages, in particular, have surfaced as an inexhaustible treasure for the new age economic globalization. From the glimmering streets of the Vatican […]
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What’s the Deal, Bibi?
Israeli government ministers have taken a remarkably hard-line stance on the recent interim agreement with Iran. But the deal is nowhere near as bad for Israel as Netanyahu claims, and he knows it. The Israeli prime minister’s public opinion on the Iran deal is no secret; according to him, despite […]
Syria: So . . . What about the Kurds?
In spite of the clear polarization of the Syrian Civil War, with Iranian- and Russian-backed Shiite authorities on one side and Western-backed Sunni rebels on the other, one group does not quite fit into this mess. Just who, precisely, are Syria’s Kurds, what are their aims, and what is to […]
Fair Trade For Peace? Palestine from Dependency to Partnership
Last month, I asked a friend to buy me made-in-Palestine T-shirts. She sent me three T-shirts with paintings that unmistakably showed they were made in Palestine. I am not the only one who does this; many Palestinians do it not only out of patriotic pride but for solid economic reasons […]
No Development and Peace Without Health
For a long time, development indicators have been linked with two important elements: the first is health, and the second is environmental health. Both of these are related to the social structure which is the basis for the development process. Furthermore, human development is, significantly linked to the planning and […]