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Foreword to the Malay edition of “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty”

October 27, 2015 by Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol, Istanbul I have written this book for several reasons: To counter the Islamophobic trends in the West, to give a concise story of the Muslim civilization, or to criticize the authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. But most […]

Informal Referendum on the Nuclear Issue: Why the conservatives will not be heard this time

April 13, 2015 by Julia Sveshnikova and Amir Roknifard

On April 2, 2015, or 13 farvardin 1394 on the Iranian calendar, marked for Iranians as a day of nature and the adjournment of the new year holidays, the Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic […]

Iran’s optimism over the failure of negotiations

December 4, 2014 by Julia Sveshnikova, Amir Roknifard

Although Tehran’s nuclear talks with the P5+1 group ended with no concrete agreement between the sides, various actors in Iranian politics and media are painting the negotiations in a generally positive light, despite differing visions of future prospects for Western-Iranian […]

Loss of Ennahda a Lesson to Muslim Democrats

November 4, 2014 by Ahmad Farouk Musa

Perhaps the most interesting event that has happened in the Muslim world recently is the rise and fall of Hizbun Nahdah or The Renaissance Party of Tunisia. To many Islamists around the world today, Ennahda is a model of a […]

Synopsis of Wacana Pemikiran Reformis – Jilid II

October 13, 2014

All reformist schools agreed that because of globalization and the rapidly changing fields of knowledge, we are now beset with questions linked to the viability of Islam’s prescriptions in this new age. There is a growing number of Muslims who […]

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 […]