Memories (Paris) 2

Ok so this is the second time I’m visiting Sheakspeare & Co bookshop in Paris. With the same feelings, same joy and same excitement. This time I left another note and hopefully next time I will leave another one too. This bookshop has been particularly a special place for me since I’ve watched Before Sunset’s … More Memories (Paris) 2

Turkey approves constitutional amendment

The vote to approve amendments to the Turkish constitution means that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s executive authority will be formalised and consolidated. What happens next? Expect increased human security concerns within Turkey’s borders, a recalibration of Turkey’s relationship with the EU, and a strengthened narrative to knuckle down on Kurdish insurgency. The referendum campaign was … More Turkey approves constitutional amendment

Why Read the Classics?

“A classic is a work which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud of critical discourse around it, but which always shakes the particles off.” Italo Calvino (15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection … More Why Read the Classics?

The History of Terrorism: Zealots

This short paper explains the early Zealots from the perspective of terrorist typology as inspired by the great book of Reza Aslan’s “Zealot: The Life and Time of Jesus of Nazareth”. Zealots “bigoted”- one of the very first terrorist organizations of history who “practice systematic terror” was operated in first century Palestine. One particularly the … More The History of Terrorism: Zealots

Coups, Wikileaks and a State of Emergency: What’s happening in Turkey

It’s been a turbulent year in Turkey with a failed coup attempt, Wikileaks dump of 300,000 emails of the ruling government party, and a declaration of a State of Emergency taking place in the span of 6 days. How has Turkey’s security strategy been responding?  The recent failed coup attempt in Turkey has not only thrown … More Coups, Wikileaks and a State of Emergency: What’s happening in Turkey

The Nature&Nurture.

Nietzsche was expressing the thought that only the strongest were equipped to face the constant inner struggle that marks even our most “peaceful” moments.  The struggle is one of competing drives.  Morality and reason are influenced by and find their expression in the results of this conflict.  Realizing the magnitude of this inner struggle, Nietzsche … More The Nature&Nurture.