A fundamental question has dominated the study of terrorism and suicide attacks. After the September 11 attacks, scholars have primarily relied on themes from neoclassical economics to develop theoretical and empirical models of terrorism. Suicide attackers and terrorist were seen as optimizing agents. But this innovative approach failed to deliver
Some recent press reports have been suggesting recently that peace in Israel/Palestine is a real prospect in the not-so-distant future. Am Johal, now back in Canada, reflects on how tense the situation is in Hebron, and measures the problems there against those of the whole of Israel/Palestine.
The Sakakini Center has at different times received funding from the Japanese Government, the United Nations Development Program, the Ford Foundation, the European Union and Dutch benefactors - hardly radical organizations in the grand scheme of things.
Hamas: Behind the masks Author: Rami Khouri Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on 08/07/2008 Israel, the United States, and some other countries reject dealing with Hamas because they see it purely as a terrorist organization dedicated to Israel’s destruction. The reality is more complex. Hamas certainly has committed
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is deeply rooted in history and politics, and will not be resolved without profound changes in attitudes and policies. As Scott Atran and Jeremy Ginges show, however, a lot can be accomplished with a simple apology.
Big Dreams, Small Hopes Author: Daniel Noah Moses Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 04/17/2007 Category: Comment Sayat Nova’s Song: The Big Dreams, Small Hopes Caucasus Tour Mercy on the old master building a bridge The passer-by may lay a stone to his foundation. I
Despite a history of female resistance in Islamic society, contemporary culture continues to enslave women, while fixed on an antiquated mode of thought. Katerina Standish takes a historical look at the barrier to equality for women in the context of combat and Islam. Standish is also the author of
Professor Mark Ellis discusses the potential of the occupy movement to explicitly raise issues of culture and identity -- in effect, to occupy the religious establishment as well as the financial and political.
Kichere Mwita draws on theories of statehood in international law to analyze the recent bid presented by Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestine Liberation Organization, for full membership of the State of Palestine before the United Nations General Assembly.