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The Role of Islam in Foreign Policymaking – Part I

March 23, 2022

Emir Hadzikadunic || 23 March 2022   Abstract Religion has been often ignored dimension of statecraft, more so by realist or neorealist schools. This article explores the question of how a number of states, in which all, or a considerable […]

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine Through My Burmese Eyes

March 16, 2022

Maung Zarni || 15th March 2022   I have never been to either Petro’s Ukraine or Putin’s Russia. But the news of Putin’s conscript Russian army launching a full-scale invasion – deeply unpopular with the Russian people at home as […]

Is Bosnia-Herzegovina Next on Russia’s Radar?

March 12, 2022

Could the vulnerable Balkan state become Vladimir Putin’s next target?   Emir Hadzikadunic || March 12, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised fears among many Bosnians that their vulnerable state could also become a target. Like Ukraine and Georgia, both now […]

Ukraine: Understanding the Concern of the Other

February 28, 2022

Chandra Muzaffar | 28th February 2022   The mainstream Western media is almost unanimous in demanding that Russia and Vladimir Putin stop their military operation in Ukraine immediately. This in their opinion is the only solution to the current conflict. […]

Macron’s colonial nostalgia: anti-Muslim Islamic project

February 14, 2022

ISTANBUL In yet another Islamophobic measure, the French regime is set to establish a new body to manage the largest Muslim population in the European Union: The Forum of Islam in France. This forum will consist of people selected by […]

Navigating through four types of Malay Muslims in Malaysia

January 25, 2022

Prof Dr. Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi || 25th January 2022   A few months after PH’s historic win in GE14, I wrote about how Islam will be the new battleground in Malaysia. All the issues of Malay supremacy will pale […]

Turkey should avoid return to ‘assertive secularism’ after Erdoğan

November 22, 2021

Ahmet Kuru || 22 Nov 2021   Ahmet Kuru, a political science professor at San Diego State University, has long established himself as one of the leading scholars of secularism and Islam. His landmark 2009 book, Secularism and State Policies toward […]

The Jammu and Kashmir Tragedy: Failure of Indian Secularism

November 12, 2021

Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid | 12nd November 2021 For political philosophers, the term ‘social contract’ will be familiar as the title of a book published in 1762 by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Whether effected in the real or hypothetical realm, as […]

Dismantling the “ulema-state” is crucial for the future of Muslim-majority countries

October 13, 2021

Ahmet T. Kuru | 11st October 2021 In September 2021, the Turkish House was opened in New York with a high-level state ceremony that included President Tayyip Erdogan. The ceremony began with a prayer recited by Turkey’s chief Islamic cleric […]

HUMILIATING DEFEAT IN AFGHANISTAN

August 28, 2021

Chandra Muzaffar | 28th August 2021 The mainstream Western media is full of news these days about people fleeing Kabul in the wake of the Taliban victory. Dramatic pictures of young and old scrambling to get on to jam-packed aeroplanes […]