I took a leap of faith. I left my burgeoning career for the adventure of a lifetime studying abroad. Open to the goodness of the world, I was ready for wherever the road would take me. Few of us, however, calculated a pandemic into our life plans, nor the prospect…
I wake from your embrace
two blooms unfurling at dawn
My likeness is mirrored in your smile
but the reflection across the room beckons me
to the mounted mirror
Untangling my shape from yours
I now stand before it alone
I run my fingers over my reflection
the smudges blurring the…
The Aral Sea is dead. With one of the latest international initiatives planting trees on its dried surface, it begs the question what influence international actors have had in the decades attempting to resurrect the Central Asian waters.
In the edited volume ‘Settlers in Contested Land: Territorial Disputes and Ethnic Conflicts’, Professors Haklai and Loizides delve into seven complex cases of which five are ongoing intractable conflicts. They have written extensively on settler disputes.
Settler-based conflict analysis is a relatively recent niche in the field of conflict analysis…
Herostratus stood before the Temple of Artemis,
in her mind’s eye Artemis relished a memory,
how Herostratus entranced by her immensity
renounced other Goddesses and bowed in fidelity
at the foot of her shrine.
Yet with flames flickering in this dark night,
driven by an unquenchable thirst for life,
Look, it’s been a year.
Lock down Round Two made me snap. Despite being the well adjusted adult in the room, losing repeatedly to my partner brought on such deep-seated wrath, I warned him to sleep with his eyes open.
Admittedly, I am a little more high strung than usual…
My Instagram posts were full of crap like anyone else. From my initial disdain, the social media app eventually became a friend that followed me on adventures where no one else could — until one day Instagram kicked me off and I was rudely awakened to life without it.