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The Arab Tomorrow

The Arab Tomorrow

The Arab world today is ruled by contradiction. Turmoil and stagnation prevail, as colossal wealth and hypermodern cities collide with mass illiteracy and rage-filled imams. In this new diversity may lie disaster, or the makings of a better Arab future.

The Totalitarianism of Jihadist Islamism and its Challenge to Europe and to Islam

The Totalitarianism of Jihadist Islamism and its Challenge to Europe and to Islam

When reading the majority of texts that comprise the vast literature that has been published by self-proclaimed pundits on political Islam, it is easy to miss the fact that a new movement has arisen.

Islam, Political Islam and America

Islam, Political Islam and America

“there is no chance of communicating with any U.S. administration so long as the United States maintains its long-standing view of Islam as a real danger,

Liberal Democracy and Political Islam: the Search for Common Ground.

Liberal Democracy and Political Islam: the Search for Common Ground.

forthcoming, Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Islam and the New Political Landscape

Islam and the New Political Landscape

Faith Communities, Political Participation and Social Change

Islamic Reformation

Islamic Reformation

Exposing the Battle for Hearts and Minds

Islam in the West

Islam in the West

From Immigration to Global Islam

ISLAM, DEMOCRACY & THE USA:

ISLAM, DEMOCRACY & THE USA:

THE AUDACITY OF A COMMON GROUND?

US Hamas policy blocks Middle East peace

US Hamas policy blocks Middle East peace

Failed bilateral talks over these past 16 years have shown that a Middle East peace accord can never be reached by the parties themselves.

Islamism revisited

Islamism revisited

There is a political and security crisis surrounding what is referred to as Islamism, a crisis whose antecedents long precede 9/11. Over the past 25 years, there have been different emphases on how to explain and combat Islamism.

ISLAM AND THE RULE OF LAW

ISLAM AND THE RULE OF LAW

BETWEEN SHARIA AND SECULARIZATION

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

It has been argued that Islam facilitates authoritarianism, contradicts the values of Western societies, and significantly affects important political outcomes in Muslim nations. Consequently, scholars, commentators, and government officials frequently point to ‘‘Islamic fundamentalism’’ as the next ideological threat to liberal democracies.

PRECISION IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR:

PRECISION IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR:

INCITING MUSLIMS THROUGH THE WAR OF IDEAS

Democracy, Elections and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Democracy, Elections and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

The American-led Middle East reform and democratization campaign of the last two years has helped shape a new political reality in Egypt.

EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERS: CONFRONTATION OR INTEGRATION?

EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERS: CONFRONTATION OR INTEGRATION?

The Society of Muslim Brothers’ success in the November-December 2005 elections for the People’s Assembly sent shockwaves through Egypt’s political system. In response, the regime cracked down on the movement, harassed other potential rivals and reversed its fledging reform process.

Islam and Democracy: Text, Tradition, and History

Islam and Democracy: Text, Tradition, and History

Popular stereotypes in the West tend to posit a progressive, rational, and free West against a backward, oppressive, and threatening Islam. Public opinion polls conducted in the United States during the 1990s revealed a consistent pattern of Americans labeling Muslims as “religious fanatics” and considering Islam’s ethos as fundamentally “anti-democratic.

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