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

October 2, 2014 by Osman Softić

AKP Foreign Policy Failures In the realm of foreign policy Erdogan premiership was marked by a series of controversial decisions and policy failures. Criticism of Turkey’s foreign policy did not come from opposition alone, rather it came from a large […]

Understanding Middle East And The Rise Of The Islamic State

September 29, 2014

Dr. Nader Hashemi, Associate Professor of International Studies, University of Denver 29-Sep-14 17:21 Dr. Nader Hashemi is an Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He also heads the university’s Centre for […]

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. […]

Hudud: Sold Out

June 8, 2014 by Mahsa Amiri

7 May 2014 Friday, May 2 discussion on hudud in Malaysia at the Chinese Assembly Hall remained in the past of the last week but the waves of excitement are still buzzing in the air. The discussion that gathered at […]

When hudud and chocolate bars rule

June 2, 2014 by Mahsa Amiri

Media agenda is such a tricky thing that some issues of not paramount importance always have a chance to become incredibly popular in the public discourse. These distortions indeed have narrowed down the reality to very limited issues. I noticed […]

Dr Anas At-Tikriti in Kuala Lumpur

May 8, 2014 by Khalid Ismath

IRF will organize a colloqium and forum with DR ANAS Altikriti in Kuala Lumpur on the next week from 17-23 May. The following is Dr Anas’s profile for the participants and guests who would like to know more about him: […]

Losing in the battle with Satan

April 24, 2014 by Mahsa Amiri

The topics of democracy, liberalism, human rights are not new in contemporary Malaysia. However, with almost every discussion some  new points are promoted or strengthened at one of the contesting sides. Remarkably, promotion of the debates does not reduce the power with […]

Preface to Wacana Pemikiran Reformis Jilid II by Dr Azmi Sharom

January 6, 2014

In her book The Great Transformation: The World in the Time of Buddha, Socrates, Confucius and Jeremiah (2006), Karen Armstrong asserts that religion is a factor that cannot be ignored in public discourse. This assertion is particularly true in the […]

The Significance of the Massacre of Karbala

November 5, 2013 by Prof Syed Farid Alatas

The slaying of Imam Husain along with dozens of his family members and followers at Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 A.H. (Ashura) is an event that has the greatest of significance for humanity for several reasons. Here, I would like […]