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Cover of Plastic Atlas MENA region 1st edition

Plastic Atlas

Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans.

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Hani Al Sawah's (aka Al Darwish) second album “MALAHI” (Arabic for “Temptations”) now available on Youtube.

The music album, a project in collaboration with the Heinrich Boell Beirut Office, tells the story of how the years of conflict in Syria has influenced individuals’ way of thinking regarding revolutions, war and politics, and their implication on the day-to-day lives and relations including ideas of identity and belonging.  

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Perspectives Issue #15 - Unboxing the Game: the Obvious & the Obscure

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Politics are brimming with metaphoric references to games – be it the famous “Great Game” as the diplomatic confrontation of great powers in Asia at the beginning of the 20th century was referred to, the understanding of strategic moves in a region as a “chess board,” war “theatres” or references to the “players,” the strong of them framed as “actors,” the weak as “pawns”, or the crazy ones behaving like “wild cards.”