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Tom Kenis (33), graduated MA in Middle-East studies and International Relations, has studied Arabic in Cairo, and worked for three years in the occupied Palestinian territories. He currently works for Channel Research, a consultancy active in the field of peace-building, development impact assessment, and corporate governance. Kenis writes extensively on Middle East and international affairs, technology, and sustainable development.
In 2011 he published his first novel "Sinai" a thriller set in post-Mubarak Egypt.
Solar panels in the Sahara... a few concerns
A consortium of mainly German companies such as Deutsche Bank, Siemens, E.On., and RWE is planning a renewable energy project focused on the large solar promise of the North-African Sahara Desert. The idea is sound, but a few big concerns remain.
Sunday, April 17, 2011(8 comments)
Judaism, Christianity, Islam: birds of a feather
These days, Judaism and Christianity are often presented as kindred souls who stand for democracy and human rights, while Islam is cut from a wholly different cloth. This essay argues that the books and practice of the three religions barely support this contention.
Saturday, October 9, 2010(2 comments)
THE GREENER, THE SOONER
Despite the skepticism and pessimism on negotiating a new Kyoto treaty, a sea change on how we produce and consume energy is taking place as we speak.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010(1 comments)
Israel-Palestine: the Dia-clog Continues
The article serves more or less as an indictment of Europe's accessory to Middle East tragedies, Brussels as a personification of that same Europe, and often vilified by the Israeli right. At the same time it serves to inspire regular people to transcend the enmities engendered by broad energy-political constellations thrust upon them by in-transparent leadership.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010(2 comments)
Belgian lawmakers discuss banning the burqa; a veiled attempt by politicians to increase popular appeal in the run-up to next year's elections.