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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.

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, DEMOCRACY & THE USA:

ISLAM, DEMOCRACY & THE USA:

THE AUDACITY OF A COMMON GROUND?

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

DEBATING DEMOCRACY IN THE ARAB WORLD

DEBATING DEMOCRACY IN THE ARAB WORLD

Western scholars define democracy a method for protecting individuals’ civil and political rights. It provides for freedom of speech, press, faith, opinion, ownership, and assembly, as well as the right to vote, nominate and seek public office.

Islam and Democracy

Islam and Democracy

If one reads the press or listens to commentators on international affairs, it is often said – and even more often implied but not said – that Islam is not compatible with democracy

Challenging Authoritarianism, Colonialism, and Disunity: The Islamic Political Reform Movements of al-Afghani and Rida

Challenging Authoritarianism, Colonialism, and Disunity: The Islamic Political Reform Movements of al-Afghani and Rida

The decline of the Muslim world preceded European colonization of most Muslim lands in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth century. In particular, the Ottoman Empire’s power and world status had been deteriorating since the seventeenth century.

Egypt at the Tipping Point ?

Egypt at the Tipping Point ?

In the early 1980s, I lived in Cairo as bureau chief of The Washington Post covering such historic events as the withdrawal of the last Israeli forces from Egyptian territory occupied during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the assassination of President Anwar Sadat by Islamic fanatics in October 1981.

Roots Of Nationalism In The Muslim World

Roots Of Nationalism In The Muslim World

The Muslim world has been characterised by failure, disunity, bloodshed, oppression and backwardness. At present, no Muslim country in the world can rightly claim to be a leader in any field of human activity.

A Muslim Archipelago

A Muslim Archipelago

Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

A Comparative Study

Islamist Opposition Parties and the Potential for EU Engagement

Islamist Opposition Parties and the Potential for EU Engagement

In light of the increasing importance of Islamist movements in the Muslim world and the way that radicalisation has influenced global events since the turn of the century, it is important for the EU to evaluate its policies towards actors within what can be loosely termed the ‘Islamic world’.

Political Islam in the Middle East

Political Islam in the Middle East

This report provides an introduction to selected aspects of the phenomenon commonly referred to as “political Islam”. The report gives special emphasis to the Middle East, in particular the Levantine countries, and outlines two aspects of the Islamist movement that may be considered polar opposites: democracy and political violence.

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