Posts Tagged ‘Olivier Roy’

What is the problem with religion? Towards a Mediterranean dialogue

Written by Kathryn Carlson. Posted in Current features, Features

Panelists from 'What's the Problem with Religion'.

In a September event held in Florence’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi, leading figures from religion, government, diplomacy and academia met for a panel discussion on the problems faced – or perhaps caused – by contemporary religion in Europe. The roundtable took place as part of the Mediterranean Dialogues series organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies. The dialogue series is aimed at promoting a positive dialogue on Mediterranean issues.

The Paris attacks in context

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current features, Features

The attacks that engulfed Paris last week have profoundly shaken a continent and left a mood of grim resignation in the French capital. Scores were killed in a chilling series of attacks on bars, restaurants, a concert hall and a stadium, in one of the worst atrocities on French soil since the 1961 Algerian Massacre. At the same time, last week dozens more were killed in bomb blasts in Beirut.

After the Arab Spring

Written by Mark Briggs. Posted in Current features, Features

The Arab Spring forced a host of undemocratic leaders from office across the region, greeted by jubilant crowds from Tripoli to Tahir Square and beamed around the globe by the world’s media. Now the dictators and the news crews have gone, the hard work of rebuilding countries after years of monopolised power has been met with a mixture of success and shortcomings