Mu’tazilites: The Defenders of Reason in Islam

May 23, 2023

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 23 May 2023 “Verily, We did offer the trust [of reason and volition] to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains: but they refused to bear it because they were afraid of it. Yet man […]

Of Da Vinci Code and the Qur’ān: An unpublished Opinion piece written in 2006.

May 20, 2023

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 21 May 2023   Much has been said about the Da Vinci Code. Al Jazeera carried the news about Christian groups across the globe protesting against the soon-to-be-released film based on the best-selling novel. Though sparking far less […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Final Part

April 29, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 29 April 2023   Huntington versus Dugin on Muslim-majority states – where both of them got it wrong In the current system, the ideas of two advocates of multi-polarity, Dugin and Huntington, have re-emerged as reference points […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part IV

April 21, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 25 April 2023   Shared opposition to liberal international order  As discussed previously, Muslim-majority countries have been reluctant to support the narrative from the West for domestic reasons. A similar point can be made if we shift […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part III

April 17, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 17 April 2023   Why Question Leaders in the West may be puzzled as to why so many Muslim-majority states are reluctant to embrace their narrative about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The fact that some of […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part II

April 13, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 13 April 2023   Other assertive foreign policy paradigms, models and vision The Muslim world’s approach to the invasion is symptomatic of their wider stance: A readiness to establish political, economic, or security partnerships with multiple players […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part I

April 10, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 10 April 2023   Abstract  After over a year of war in Ukraine, some 50 Muslim-majority states from Morocco to Indonesia have revealed new foreign policy trends, raising important questions about the prevailing international order and the […]

Is the US Supporting Myanmar’s Democratic Resistance or Failing to Walk the Talk?

April 8, 2023

In its Summit for Democracy 2023 speech, US President Joe Biden praised ‘the bravery of Ukrainians’, but failed to even mention about Myanmar’s democratic resistance. It shows the US pursues its core interests, not values.   London: On March 30, […]

Reconciling Saudi Arabia and Iran : The Significance of The China Effort

April 4, 2023

Chandra Muzaffar | 4 April 2023 It would be wrong to view the restoration of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran as something that happened suddenly. Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, ties between the two important Muslim neighbours have […]

Saudi-Iranian Rapprochements Are Not New: Here’s a History

April 3, 2023

Emir Hadzikadunic || 3 April 2023 In February 2008, late Saudi King Abdullah delivered a strong warning indicating that Riyadh would suspend its relations with Tehran. A leaked cable from the US Embassy asserted that Abdullah also urged a US […]

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