• Russia’s ¨Crimea¨ problem in the Far East

    Russia’s ¨Crimea¨ problem in the Far East

    It has been almost one year after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014.   The event caused much controversy and was condemned by the majority of world leaders, as well as NATO, and the EU as an illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory, in disrespect to the signing of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on its…

  • On intellectual property and the internet

    On intellectual property and the internet

    During the past  few months the discussions regarding SOPA, PIPA and ACTA became quite popular amongst internet users. That is why I decided that it is time to say in my own words how I understand  ‘what is intellectual property’, ‘who it benefits’ and how the internet changed “the rules of the game”. In the…

  • الحرية – والعدالة – الإستبداد. (ARABIC)

    الحرية – والعدالة – الإستبداد. (ARABIC)

    ود أن أقوم بتقديم وجهة نظري المتعلقة بمستقبل الدول العربية, مع التركيز على فهم الإسلام للمصطلحات مثل الحكومة, الحرية, العدالة, الإستبداد. عند التفكير في كلمة “الحرية” فإن الحضارات الغربية تتخيل أنها الحكومة المحدودة و حق إنتخاب الحكومة. في الإسلام لا يوجد  ما يعادل بدقة هذه الكلمة. الحرية (الإستقلالية) تعني عدم…

  • On Freedom and Tyranny in the arab countries (ENGLISH)

    On Freedom and Tyranny in the arab countries (ENGLISH)

     I would like to present my views on the future of the Arab countries, emphasizing on the Islamic understanding of government, freedom, justice and tyranny. When thinking of the word “freedom” western civilizations imagine limited government and the right to elect government. In Islam there is no precise equivalent for…