This paper examines the two main schools of thought on why the Soviets issued the 1967 Report to Egypt’s Nasser, the President at the time, warning of an imminent Israeli attack, when, as we know now, there was no such threat. Was it a mistake, was it on purpose- if so, what were their aims? By analysing Nasser’s reactions, information on the Kremlin as well as Russia’s strategic interest in the region, including the current social-political dynamics of Nasser’s diminishing stance as leader of the Arab world, and the demise of the UAR (United Arab Republic), it seems that the two schools of thought are both faulty and oversimplified.
This paper examines Avicenna’s (Ibn Sina) theory of reference, and then examines Al Ghazali’s refute to this. God’s knowledge of particulars is a widely debated theory in Islamic philosophy.
This paper examines one of the considered father’s of the current wave of Islamic fundamentalism, Sayyid Qutb, primarily his Milestones, in contrast to political philosopher Hannah Arendt- particularly her concept of plurality. The outcome shows that Sayyid Qutb’s arguments are faulty in that they are hypocritical, and furthermore, do not account for plurality, which is a necessity for the progression of society. I will use Arendt’s concept of plurality, and her arguments for man as a political animal and social creature, to debunk Qutb’s singular concept for the “right” way of life, seen as the Islamic way of life.
This paper examines the discussion of the privacy-security debate. Is it a trade off? Things like the Snowden leaks and Guantanamo Bay have further catalysed this debate. Ultimately, this paper concludes that it depends on how one defines ethicality. A focus on government’s ability and tendency to exploit and dress up their actions in ethicality/for the people is also done throughout.
This paper examines how the meaning of freedom of speech has changed in an age of terror, and also how globalisation, the information age and the like has affected the very ways in which speech and communication is done. Focusing on the growing xenophobia prevalent in Europe, the increased immigrants has sparked a heated debate on freedom of speech in an information age and in an age of multiculturalism that this paper examines by using France as a case study.
Published by the RIGHTS Collective.
This article examines the Sinai Trafficking cycle, examining the complex nature of it and which actors contribute to the cycle aspect of it. Solutions are explored through both governmental and institutional means, with an emphasis on focusing on the root of the problem, like the dire state of Eritrea that causes a massive exodus of Eritreans in the first place, many of whom become the victims of the Sinai Trafficking Cycle, but also of the lack of cooperation between government officials of the surrounding countries as well as their corruption.
Published by the RIGHTS Collective, 31 January, 2018.
This article examines migration and trafficking patterns in the Middle East, and acted as an opening to the third edition at RIGHTS collective. Taking a critical turn to the often accepted push and pull factor-analysis of trafficking issues, it also introduces the main dynamics that affect migration patterns in the Middle East, dividing the region into different categories: The Maghreb countries, the GCC states, Israel, and the Mashrek countries to examine these patterns.
Published in the King’s College London “DIALOGUE” Magazine.
This article examines how the camera may be weaponised by both state and non-state actors in recent events across the globe today. The rise in information technologies has sparked newfound fears, such as the Snowdenian fear of the Orwellian future, as well as new forms of warfare. This has contributed to the rise of asymmetrical warfare, as war is increasingly fought between a non-state actor and a state in today’s society, in contrast to the old state-building wars.