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Erdogan Premiership Marked By Domestic Controversies And Foreign Policy Blunders – Part I

September 25, 2014 by Osman Softić

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government may have transformed Turkey from undemocratic and inherently unstable country once ruled by mighty generals, into a relatively but not completely free and prosperous country. Yet, his era at the helm of the Turkish […]

Whipping the nation into the dark Wonderland

September 22, 2014 by Mahsa Amiri

  “Every generation faces different circumstances and thus many laws and ways for society cannot be fixed for all time.” [Muhammad Asad] It is good to talk about the new dimension of politics when it is essentially and naturally new. […]

Reading session: “Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for a Muslim Society”

September 19, 2014

Date: Sunday, 28 September Time: 4.00PM – 6.00PM Venue: Graha Pemuda, Sri Hartamas Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-session-islam-secularism-and-liberal-democracy-toward-a-democratic-theory-for-a-muslim-tickets-13195812029 Islam’s relationship to liberal-democratic politics has emerged as one of the most pressing and contentious issues in international affairs. Throughout history, democracy are deemed to belong […]

Roundtable discussion on: Reconsidering Religion, the State and the Secular

September 19, 2014

Date: Sunday, 28 September 2014-09-17 Time: 11AM-1PM Venue: Conference Room, Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF), Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roundtable-discussion-on-reconsidering-religion-the-state-and-the-secular-tickets-13177134163 Religion together with the concept of state and secularism became a hotly debated topic recently in this country. The proportion […]

Symposium on Islam, Democracy and Secularism

September 18, 2014

Date: Saturday, 27 September 2014 Time: 9AM – 6PM Venue: Studio R, Renaissance Hotel, KL Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-islam-democracy-and-secularism-tickets-13195214241 In the modern age, the term democracy poses a formidable challenge to Islam. Muslim jurists have argued that law made by sovereign citizens is […]

Kegundahan Asad Di Akhir Hayatnya

September 9, 2014 by Prof Ahmad Syafii Maarif

Tuan dan puan masih ingat nama besar ini? Berawal sebagai wartawan, kemudian tampil sebagai salah seorang pemikir Muslim besar abad ke-20 dan ahli tafsir al-Qur’an kenamaan dengan the Message of the Qur’an (1980) sebagai magnum opus (karya agung)-nya. Setelah menempuh […]

Tri Sakti Bung Karno dan Pijakan Historis Kabinet Jokowi-JK

August 28, 2014 by Ahmad Syafii Maarif

Kabarnya sudah puluhan yang melamar agar dipertimbangkan menjadi anggota kabinet Jokowi-JK. Semuanya berjanji untuk membantu presiden terpilih. Tidak ada yang salah jika pelamarnya berjibun, tetapi seleksinya harus ekstra ketat. Saya yang tidak punya kaitan apa-apa dengan kekuasaan, beberapa orang juga […]