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Faysal Mikdadi

Bahrain

November 3, 2012 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

History replays itself over and over again. An endless loop. And we watch. Mesmerised. As if it were the first time. And we never learn... From Hungary to Bahrain, Dr Faisal Mikdadi contemplates the struggle for democracy.


Whose truth is it anyhow?

September 26, 2012 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Dr Faysal Mikdadi remembers the Sabra and Shatilla massacre in 1982 and examines the findings of the Kahan Commission which found that responsibility lay with former Israeli Defence minister, Ariel Sharon


The Implication of Syria’s Civil Strife

September 7, 2012 9:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Syria's Civil War is essentially a war between the majority Sunni Muslims and the minority Alawites (Shi'ites) who have ruled Syria for over 40 years. The result is a foregone conclusion. President Assad will lose and the Alawites will be ousted. Or will they? And before they do, what will be the price paid by others, asks Faysal Mikdadi.


Genetic Memories

August 31, 2012 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Doreen Carvajal writes in the New York Times about the possibility that our genes carry some memories of our ancestors' experiences and 'unfinished business'. Dr Faysal Mikdadi wonders whether this is beneficial, now and for a future generation.