POST-CORONA: TRANSFORMATIVE LANDSCAPES AND SHIFTING PRIORITIES

POST-CORONA: TRANSFORMATIVE LANDSCAPES AND SHIFTING PRIORITIES

BACKGROUND AND AIMS

This project seeks to study the major changes and transformations that are forecast to take place around the world as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and how those are likely to impact major conflicts and crises, particularly in the MENA region.

Exploring its impact and ramifications at multiple levels, including political, economic, medical, technological, technical, social, mental and humanitarian, the findings will feed into the development of adequate mappings and analyses as well as solutions to cater for those changes and also seize the opportunities which they and this crisis provide.

The study will also put forward appropriate mechanisms to deal with the post-pandemic transformations and set in place necessary plans and policies for the benefit of governmental and non-governmental actors.

This project will be carried out in collaboration between The Cordoba Foundation (UK) and the Egyptian Institute for Studies (Turkey).

 

Outputs

The outputs of this Research Study are as follows:

  1. All accepted abstracts/ papers will be published after peer review.
  2. International conference, The Corona Pandemic: changes and transformations in geopolitics and strategic developments impacting the MENA.
  3. Report launches in a number of countries.
  4. News stories in a major media outlets based on the findings of the study.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Cordoba Foundation and the Egyptian Institute for Studies call for papers on the theme of “Post-Corona: transformative landscapes and shifting priorities”.

This call for papers invites contributors from scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

Guidelines for abstract submission:

  • Full name, title and affiliation, along with contact details (postal address, telephone, and email).
  • Abstract should explain the paper’s objectives or purpose and ensure that it falls within the broad call of the paper.
  • Provide a concise and clear description of its objectives, methods, results, main arguments and conclusions.
  • Submissions will only be accepted in English and in Word format.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; accepted abstracts will be reproduced as submitted, including possible errors.
  • Abstract acceptance or rejection will be notified by e-mail.
  • Abstract should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Full papers should not be more than 6,000 words.

IMPORTANT DATES

– Abstract submission deadline: June 5th.

– Final paper submission deadline: July 15th

– Exec Summary launch: Aug 20th.

– Full Report released by: September 10th

Send proposals to TCF Covid-19 Research Desk – info@thecordobafoundation.com

INFORMATION WARRIORS

INFORMATION WARRIORS

AND THE BATTLE FOR HEARTS AND MINDS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

 

States and movements use information as
part of a wider strategy to fully engage in conflict… an idea that has formed part of the analysis of the way liberal democracies successfully used propaganda as a tool to achieve both military and foreign policy aims.

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ROJAVA – THE UTOPIA OF A DEFEATED WESTERN LEFT

ROJAVA – THE UTOPIA OF A DEFEATED WESTERN LEFT

THE HIDDEN TRUTHS OF THE KURDISH “DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENT” IN NORTH EASTERN SYRIA.

The deluge of quasi- unanimous Western outrage at both Trump’s “betrayal of the Kurdish allies” and at Erdogan’s offensive, and the slew of outlandish accusations against him largely masked how remarkable, and largely successful the U.S.- Turkish-Russian diplomatic ballet has been.

Trump, despite
the bravado of his twitter warnings against Erdogan, actually quickly lifted the sanctions against Turkey before rolling out the red carpet during Erdogan’s visit to the White House

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Morsi Full Report

Morsi Full Report

Request for a UN-led investigation into the death of former Egyptian President, Dr Mohammed Morsi
This ‘Report’ has been drafted and submitted at the request of those instructing the ‘Legal Team’, namely the family of Dr Mohammed Morsi, and the Egyptian Revolutionary Council.
It was drafted and reviewed by the legal team comprised of Toby Cadman, Almudena Bernabeu, and Carl Buckley.
Published in London, United Kingdom 15 November 2019
SEARCHING FOR PEACE IN A TROUBLED WORLD

SEARCHING FOR PEACE IN A TROUBLED WORLD

REFLECTIONS ON THE GLOBAL MILITARY FIXATION AND SAUDI-UAE IMPOSITION OF THE “DEAL” ON THE PALESTINIANS.

As a boy in an English boarding school (‘public’ though very feepaying) many years ago I had no idea that I was absorbing a very special form of education. I was being formed into the
British military mindset. Many years later it became quite clear to me that such was the acculturation we were getting, not only in history classes but in the whole culture and formation process of the school.

Not that I minded in the slightest. It was all normal and attractive to me in my teens. The school culture was both religious and military. Large portraits of Old Boys who had won military honours hung in our dining room. Saints were pictured in our chapel. Our school cadet corps was not, I don’t think, compulsory, but it did not need to be.

 

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TACKLING CHALLENGES

TACKLING CHALLENGES

On the 21st of April 2019, Easter Sunday, multiple explosions rocked the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, leaving over 200 dead and hundreds wounded.

For the Muslim community in particular, the events of 21/4 mark a watershed moment for Muslim identity and representation in Sri Lanka. Almost overnight, being a Muslim has become an accusation as well as a religious affiliation.

However, this difference is somewhat ambiguous and poorly understood, and thus poses many challenges to the development of identity and representation of the Muslim community by themselves and others. The first challenge is that as a result of this historical understanding , most Muslims in Sri Lanka classif y themselves as the descendants of Arabs or ‘Moors,’35 despite its postcolonial derogatory overtones.36 Due to the fact Arab migrants were Muslims, the concepts of faith and ethnicity became fused over time, so a racial link became a religious link, thereby ascribing a racial homogeneity to a community perceived as such: the “Sri Lankan Muslim.”

 

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SREBRENICA COMMEMORATION 2019

SREBRENICA COMMEMORATION 2019

THE SINGLE GREATEST ATROCITY IN EUROPE SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR…

Flames of hatred in the heart of Europe. This years marks the 24th anniversary commemoration of the worst atrocities on Eu- ropean soil since the Second World War that took place in Srebrenica, Bosnia.