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Hasan Ismaik
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The new Sudan: A crossover into prosperity

The Arab Spring spawned a mixed record of success regarding liberalization, but one recent bright spot has been the revolution...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 2 weeks ago

Reflections on Arab politics: To create good leaders, good citizens need to be nurtured

The Egyptian Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz wrote in his novel ‘Heart of the Night’, that ‘Politics is a spacious...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 weeks ago

Boredom opens the door to isolation, depression, and terrorism

When governments talk about how to reduce the risk of terrorism, the most oft-voiced policies are security-based: detecting and cracking...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 1 month ago

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part two)

There is no doubt that technology has made our lives easier. From communicating with others despite miles of separation, to...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 1 month ago

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part one)

I was watching a promotional clip of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former US President Barack Obama. He was discussing his...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 1 month ago

What can be done about society's ongoing crisis of values?

It is so painful, so inexpressible when I look at what our relationship with “the other” has become; when I...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 2 months ago

The West and the Syrian-Iranian alliance: A card that should be played

Today, Syria is experiencing a serious impasse, where the country is living in a state of “no war, no peace”. There...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

Islamic Rationalism: A Missed Opportunity?

On one of my visits to Germany, while walking in the streets of Munich, I bumped into a sheikh whom I know...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

Their existing secularism and our aspired secularism

George Holyoake’s 1896 publication English Secularism describes secularism as follows: “Secularism is a code of duty pertaining to this life, founded on...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

Macron... Betrayal of Language and Problems of Terminology

Did Macron catch the vicious “bug” of sectarianism from Lebanese officials when he met them in Beirut? They know how...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

Trump: an exceptional president for an ordinary time

During and after each US presidential election, the connotations of winning and losing differ from their general use, as the...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 4 months ago

Christians: The Salt of the Arab-Islamic Civilization

Historians agree unanimously on the importance Christianity’s role in the Arab renaissance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 4 months ago

The Donkey & Elephant Race: Reflections on a Significant Event

Every four years, the world, armed with statistics on the one hand and predictions and expectations on the other, gaze...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 4 months ago

Pandora's Box... Radicalization and counter-radicalization in France

While presenting his strategic vision to confront “political Islam” in a speech on October 2, French President Emmanuel Macron could...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 4 months ago