İbrahim Kalın

Syria: What is Next?

Syria: What is Next?

Syrian people have gone through unspeakable suffering over the last six years, and this human saga should never be forgotten in the face of geo-politi...

Escape From Reality

Escape From Reality

As new technological advancements enable us to create virtual worlds and alternate realities, we increasingly face the problem of escaping from real...

The age of Uncertainty and Humility

The age of Uncertainty and Humility

By destroying the universe of which we claim to be the masters, we are destroying our present and future. I hope we realize this simple but fundamenta...

UN and Global Disorder

UN and Global Disorder

The world needs justice, peace, equality, compassion and wisdom – the eternal values of our shared humanity which the current U.N. system cannot deliv...

Losing Our Sense of the Mind and Heart

Losing Our Sense of the Mind and Heart

People are divorced from other's realities, nature and themselves, with images replacing all to the point where it is difficult to tell what is real a...

Journeying As Self-Discovery

Journeying As Self-Discovery

Being on the path teaches us to go beyond the 'self' and open ourselves up to the 'other.' It is to acknowledge that though we as individuals are resp...

Reading in the Summer?

Reading in the Summer?

The key to meaningful reading is to read what is essential and do it in a disciplined way. In the summer or winter, at home or on the road, read to un...

To be in the World But Not of it

To be in the World But Not of it

The intellectual and moral challenge before us is to be in the world but not of the world. It is to live in the world in a way that gives its due with...

Turkey, Germany, Europe Quo Vadis?

Turkey, Germany, Europe Quo Vadis?

A relationship based on trust, mutual interest, equality and respect is possible and necessary between Turkey and Europe. Turks, Germans and Europeans...