They are only 'hot air' but anyone who has been affected by rumours is familiar with their unhallowed dynamics, and the serious consequences they can entail. Rumours fulfil social functions. They serve as a medium through which unfulfilled hopes or unspecific fears can be voiced. They bond and drive a wedge between people and population groups at the same time. They can destroy reputations, credibility and even lives. Read here twelve experts from the MENA region discussing the topic!
Sadly, the Middle East has witnessed some of the largest mass displacements of people worldwide over the past decade. As it currently stands, millions of Syrians are fleeing their homes, moving within the country and sometimes far outside of it. Not surprisingly, neighboring states have absorbed most of these people and have managed well under the circumstances. However, the question of how to deal with the waves of those who have lost everything and might not be able to go back in the near future is a huge challenge for the refugees and for host communities, especially since there is no settlement on the horizon.
Food is a necessity. And it’s very personal. Satisfaction reflects ethical decisions, and private concerns can be very political in nature. We are more and more alienated from what is on our plates and in our hands, so responsible food consumption is something that an increasing number of people demand. These people need information on which to base their decisions and to answer their questions.
This publication sheds light on the impacts of meat and dairy production, and aims to catalyse the debate over the need for better, safer and more sustainable food and farming.
Issue #5 of Perspectives provides space for on-the-ground analysis by Palestinian writers, thinkers and politicians of very different backgrounds in order to explore the Oslo Accords 20 years after their signing from a Palestinian perspective. Perspectives is a quarterly journal dedicated to highlighting research and debate from authors who mostly live and work in the region. It is jointly edited and published by the three HBS offices located in Tunis, Beirut and Ramallah.
As one of the panelists of the public debate on nuclear energy that was organized by Heinrich Boll Foundation, EDAMA and IUCN in 2011, Mycle Schneider, independent nuclear and energy policy analyst, aimed at providing the audience with some background information and data on the state of the nuclear industry.
As one of the panelists of the public debate on nuclear energy that was organized by Heinrich Boll Foundation, EDAMA and IUCN in 2011, Mycle Schneider, independent nuclear and energy policy analyst, aimed at providing the audience with some background information and data on the state of the nuclear industry
The Myths about Nuclear Energy – How the Energy Lobby is Pulling the Wool over our Eyes” by Gerd Rosenkranz. 25 years after Chernobyl, the worst nuclear accident until now, history is repeating itself. Last year’s events in Japan highlighted once again the destructive potential of nuclear energy
"The Economics of Nuclear Power: An Update" by Steve Thomas who aims to identify the key economic parameters of nuclear power commenting on their determining factors and to review the assumptions of main forecasts from the past five years to identify how and why these forecasts differ. The paper also identifies what guarantees and subsidies the government might have to take to allow nuclear plants to be ordered