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Dubai: world’s least cosmopolitan city

Dubai: world’s least cosmopolitan city

Dubai is possibly the most international place in the world, with less than 10% of its inhabitants holding the local passport.1 Most people you’ll see in the city are foreign to the place, and there is no¬†powerful majority. It could be the perfect recipe for […]

Andalusia’s Ambivalence: Between Convivencia and Islamophobia

Andalusia’s Ambivalence: Between Convivencia and Islamophobia

This article has previously been published by the Center for Intercultural Dialogue. The southern Spanish province of Andalusia is a much-invaded corner of Europe. Its history and culture have been shaped by peoples as distinctive as Iberians, Phoenicians, Celts, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and […]

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