Mai Nguyen-Phuong-Mai

Mai Nguyen-Phuong-Mai


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Mai Nguyen-Phuong-Mai

Nguyen-Phuong-Mai is an Associate Professor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, teaching Middle Eastern studies and doing research on Intercultural Communication and Identity. Follow her at www.facebook.com/dr.nguyenphuongmai or www.culturemove.com


Nguyen-Phuong-Mai is an Associate Professor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, teaching Middle Eastern studies and doing research on Intercultural Communication and Identity. Follow her at www.facebook.com/dr.nguyenphuongmai or www.culturemove.com



ARTICLES BY Mai Nguyen-Phuong-Mai



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The Oversimplification of Syria

Syria has become the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time that has claimed half a million lives and caused the displa


Syria has become the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time that has claimed half a million lives and caused the displacement of more than 11 million people. In the last 48 hours, there was a “complete meltdown of humanity” in Aleppo — the most war-torn city in the world. The Syrian army was reported to […]

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The Niqab and My Path Into the Journey of Islam

  “He who leaveth home in search of knowledge walks in the path of God.” -Prophet Muhammad   “You are th


  “He who leaveth home in search of knowledge walks in the path of God.” -Prophet Muhammad   “You are the Ayatollahs of secularism!”  Laurent Levy could have said that to the school council that refused to let his two French daughters wear the hijab. The teenage Muslim converts fought for their new belief with […]

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Syrian Alawites: Their history, their future

The conflict in Syria has taken a critical turn. Alawites, who have long rallied behind their co-religionist president,


The conflict in Syria has taken a critical turn. Alawites, who have long rallied behind their co-religionist president, now want to execute his cousin for killing an Alawite army officer August 7 in an apparent road rage incident. It is rare for them to speak against the ruling regime publicly, but activists are now voicing […]

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Refugee crisis tests Islam’s fundamental tenet of Ummah

German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently stated that the migrant crisis is testing European core values and that Europe


German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently stated that the migrant crisis is testing European core values and that Europe is facing a humanitarian crisis that shows no sign of letting up. With Germany expecting to receive the most number of asylum applications this year — 800,000 — Merkel called on all European Union countries to show […]

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Q&A: Refugee Migration Crisis

Why does Hungary prevent asylum seekers from going to Germany? According to the European Union’s Dublin Regulation, as


Why does Hungary prevent asylum seekers from going to Germany? According to the European Union’s Dublin Regulation, asylum seekers are expected to register at the first EU country they reach. In this case, it is Hungary. The main disadvantage of this system is that it unfairly places a disproportionate amount of responsibility on frontline states […]

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Alone, Asian, Atheist in the Middle East

My Ten commandments in the Middle East As an interculturalist and an academic, I became interested by the fact that up t


My Ten commandments in the Middle East As an interculturalist and an academic, I became interested by the fact that up to 80% of the daily news covers Middle East although it represents less than 5% of the world’s population. In 2012, I set out to embark on an independent research, following the historical expansion […]