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China is ramping up investment in Africa

While the world is busy with proxy wars in Syria and Yemen, immigration to Europe & Donald Trump’s Twitter account, …

The dark side of Speakers’ Corner

*** Disclaimer: I am not a perfect Muslim nor do I think that all Salafi-Wahhabis are the same; in this …

My gripe with monarchy

It seems almost conceivable that, in 2018, we still have governments that obtain their power through hereditary decree. Inside and …

Is postmodernism to blame for Salafism?

Postmodernism, as a philosophical, socio-political and cultural movement, emerged in the 1970s as a critique of, and counter to, the …

North Korea: should Trump be thanked for clearing his own mess?

Friends and enemies often swap sides and end up respecting each other. It is an age-old theme in Hollywood blockbusters …

5 fantastic funding opportunities for Arab entrepreneurs

Whether you are a part of a budding startup or a fearless social enterprise, we’ve got exciting  news for you. …

3 principles for establishing interfaith dialogue

*** A note from the editor: Arab Research & Advocacy Bureau is a secular website that encourages interfaith dialogue from, towards, and within …

What would a world without borders look like?

A world without borders is, for many of us, a utopia that one could only hope to actualise in the …

US, Russia and Afghanistan – an infinite web of corruption

News from the US: terrorism in New York; eight killed. Trump campaign director indicted for several serious matters, mostly related to tax …

Russia: a neoconservative nation?

Iraqis often say that Iran and Saudi Arabia fight their wars with each other in disregard of the Iraqi people. …

Can “confirmation bias” ever be beneficial?

What is confirmation bias? Confirmation bias is a tendency for individuals pursuing research or debate to (consciously, subconsciously or unconsciously) …

Responding to online racism, bigotry and Islamophobia

Disclaimer: May contain offensive language. I’m not sure why it always takes senseless tragedies for people’s true colours to come …