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Konstantina Kostami

Konstantina Kostami



Konstantina Kostami is co-founder of Open Society and researcher on Democratization and Development in the Arab/Muslim world at the Complutense University of Madrid.


Ph.D. in Political Science at Complutense University of Madrid, M.Sc. in International politics at the Complutense University of Madrid, B.Sc. in International and European Economic Studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business


English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Greek 

The brutality of Daesh, although a mere reality for a long time, became tangible the day of the Paris attacks. But how did this ideology spread so quickly and attract hundreds of people from Europe and the USA to join the Islamic State?

Today, I cannot write neither as a journalist nor by respecting strict norms of an academic scholar. I am just a voice, among the millions that shouts “Je suis Charlie”.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 14:26

Middle East: Once the "Disturbing News" is over

Middle East and its political developments have always offered a range of different political analysis and interpretations. Proxy wars, sectarian conflicts, uprisings, military coups, terrorism; it never stops.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:18

Ukrainian Crisis: Future Suspended

The antigovernment protests in Kiev finally culminated in a coup d'etat which toppled the Ukrainian government. But what was happening in the capital was far different from the real challenges that Ukraine was facing at the time

Is history being repeated? Can the Egyptian revolution of 2011 be compared to 1952 revolution or can it be argued that Egypt's history is linked inevitably to the army? Both revolutions ended in the same way: a military coup d'etat

The whole world is staring confused about how targeted air strikes will solve Syria's problems after 2 years of conflict that has already left 100000 corpses

Monday, 24 June 2013 17:21

Growth and Peace in a United Planet

Being for a small time part of his project in Madrid made me feel proud. Spain was his fourth destination in his attempt to break the World Record for the fastest time to visit all 195 countries, that is actually set by Yili Liu who traveled all around the world in 3 years 3 months and 6 days. But this is just a part of this amazing effort

Up to 600 individuals from 14 countries including the UK, Austria, Spain, Sweden and Germany had taken part in the Syrian conflict since it began in 2011.

Exclusive interview with the Palestinian Ambassador in Spain: "The Arab Spring started in Palestine in 1987."

Sunday, 03 February 2013 20:41

Obama and the new order in the Middle East

Obama's reelection for the US presidency will be marked again by  the ongoing economic crisis that he inherited since his first election, in 2009. Will the budget deficits and the urgent need to spend cuts let him plan a more efficient foreign policy in the Middle East

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