Politics

Still(ed) waters: a very short history of Mexico City

Still(ed) waters: a very short history of Mexico City

How a lake turned into one of the largest cities in the world: this is the story of Mexico City. Before the Spanish conquest, Mexico City was a kind of Venice in the middle of a couple of connected lakes, surrounded by volcanoes. It was […]

Amritsar: conflict and harmony

Amritsar: conflict and harmony

This article has previously been published by the¬†Center for Intercultural Dialogue. Amritsar is a medium-sized city in India serving as a tourist destination for two main reasons. First, it is the location of the holiest temple of the Sikh religion; second, it is the closest […]

Islamic State: media and identity

Islamic State: media and identity

The influence of the so-called Islamic State reaches far beyond the physical territory of the self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. Under a variety of names the terrorist organization has infiltrated every media diet and compelled many countries to take action in the form of […]

Identity and nationality in the Gulf

Identity and nationality in the Gulf

Few countries in the world have more foreigners than locals living within their borders. It is the case in the Arabian Gulf, where the majority of the population consists of immigrants: up to more than 85% in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Drawn to […]