In the early stages of the Syrian revolution, only the regime in Damascus was able to use aircraft, but together with the increase of external influences and the rise of the Islamic State, the inroads of other international players into the national airspace have increased. The planes of the American-led coalition (Operation Inherent Resolve) started in September 2014 to strike Isis' positions in...Amer Matar, Syrian writer and journalist of Raqqa, living in Berlin
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Relations between Europe and the Islamic world have ancient origins, but historical evolution and the changes that have assailed the Middle East in recent decades make it necessary to reflect on the development of this relationship. So what is the impact today of European civilization on the Muslim world, and vice versa? Does Europe still have something to say to the contemporary Islamic world?...
The Cross and the Black Flag
“Esteem is born of acquaintance and with esteem come friendship and affection.” This strong conviction (expressed by the author in the preface) is the guiding force behind the book, which presents the changing situation of the Christian communities in Mesopotamia during the course of their bimillenary history: from their birth, at the end of the first century/beginning of the second century,...