Islam

Christian Realism, Islamic Realism 

Is there a version of Islam recognizable to most Muslims that ethically bears resemblance to the principles of Christian Realism? 

Democracy’s Failure in Pakistan and then Afghanistan

The story of democracy’s failure to take root in Afghanistan is directly related to its failure in Pakistan

Misunderstanding bin Laden’s 2002 “Letter to Americans”

Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to Americans” from 2002 continues to be recirculated and misunderstood by Westerners

The New Progressive-Islamist Alliance

A pernicious coalition of progressives and Islamists has been at the forefront of anti-Israel activism. But this bond is nothing new.

If the Choice Is Charlatans or Fanatics, Choose the Former

Better to side with transparently self-interested Saudi over transparently evil Iran

Niger, Coups, and Violence in West Africa

The July, 2023 coup in Niger has captured global attention as observers note the upward trend in military coups in West Africa

India at 76 Years: What Was Gandhi’s National Vision?

What was the vision Gandhi had for a post-British India?

Iran Does Not Need Feminism, It Needs Freedom

Protesting the mandatory hijab law will never change Iran until the government respects religious freedom.

When Turkey Cruelly Press-Ganged Christians and Jews During WWII

Christians and Jews faced terrible persecution in Turkey during WWII

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