The GSC Newsletter (Meridian) is a peer-reviewed bi-annual publication publishing notes and short articles of 200 to 800 words.

It is published online and also sent out as a pdf to members of an ever-increasing community.

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Its focus is on Global Studies, that is, the investigation of political, economic, social, and cultural matters directly or tangentially linked to “the global.” A micro-macro perspective, or global-local perspective is common though not required. Among the topics are diversity, eurocentrism, nationalisms, ecology, glocalization, communication, technology transfer, cultural productions at the time of globalization. The GSC Newsletter is a unique outlet for succinctly formulated arguments, hypotheses, informal reflections, interviews, reports, or new methods. Book reviews are welcome.

NOTE: Arguments and ideas represent those of the respective authors and not necessarily those of the GSC or of the editors of this Newsletter.

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March 2023

The texts that are published in this issue of Meridian are related to the conference “Tracking Global Wokeism” that took place in Kuwait from February 7 to 8, 2023. The purpose of the conference was to widen the spectrum of wokeness discussions and to point to the global character of the phenomenon. A book publication with full-length papers will follow.


September 2022

This article explores the horizons of two classical solutions to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, namely, the one-state and the two-state solution. Instead of focusing on the historical circumstances and events that lead to the emergence of these two solutions, I will try to focus on the advantages and disadvantages of both. The second part of this article is devoted to Hannah Arendt’s proposal to end the conflict, which is to be found in her early writings on the so-called Jewish question. This article will explore Arendt’s proposal in light of the present reality of the conflict.


February 2022

The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative or BRI is a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 70 countries and international organizations. It refers to the entire geographical area of the historic "Silk Road" trade route, which has been used in antiquity. More than 60% of the world's population and approximately 35% of the global economy might be affected by the time of the BRI’s planned completion in 2049.

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September 2021

From decolonizing university curricula to insights on integration, global studies, political philosophy, and the importance of non-English languages in science, these articles shed light on various critical topics. Additionally, explore a book review offering insights into Alfarabi's 'Kitāb al-jadal,' a valuable commentary on Aristotle's Topics.


June 2021

From the impact of Bitcoin adoption in the Gulf to reflections on educational culture, climate change mitigation, philosophical perspectives, interdisciplinary editing, and the global influence of socialism, these articles offer insightful analyses. Additionally, explore efforts to decolonize historical study, the power of French cultural diplomacy, and historical accounts of France's role in the liberation of Kuwait on its 30th anniversary.