Now showing items 1-10 of 10
Political Violence and Sectarianism in Pakistan
Pakistan’s generals blame their country’s cycle of political violence, including a recent bombing in the Baluch capital of Quetta, on groups in Afghanistan. The focus on external enemies complicates efforts to reduce ...
Fethullah Gulen: Moderniser or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
Fethullah Gulen, leader of one of the world’s largest Islamic movements, is accused of attempting to topple Turkish President Erdogan in a failed military coup. Is Gulen a modernist religious leader or a conspirator?
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications - Trump’s Middle East: Back to the Future
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s clearest indication yet of his policy approach towards the Middle East and North Africa was tucked into a recent thank-you speech in Cincinnati. It is a transaction-based return to support ...
Fighting for the Soul of Islam: A Battle of the Paymasters
A gathering of prominent Sunni Muslim leaders in the Chechen capital of Grozny that appeared to have effectively excommunicated Saudi-backed ultra-conservatism potentially opens not only a theological but also a geopolitical ...
Gulf Crisis: Rewriting the Political Map?
A rupture in Arab diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar as well as the Gulf state’s involvement with a Saudi-led, 41-nation Sunni Muslim military alliance threatens to force non-Arab Muslim nations as well as China ...
Challenging the State: Pakistani Militants Form Deadly Alliance
The recent suicide bombing of a popular Sufi shrine in Sindh is the latest operation of a recently formed alliance of militant jihadist and sectarian groups that includes Islamic State (IS) and organisations associated ...
Towards a New World Order in Eurasia? The Role of Russia and China
A new Russian-led, China-backed Eurasia-centred world order may be in the making against the backdrop of alleged Russian cyber warfare against the US and Europe. Analysts see a pattern in Russian moves that could serve ...
Plight of the Rohingya: Fuelling Muslim Assertiveness
The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call. It has also become a new arena for the.ir multiple rivalries. Calls for military intervention on behalf of the ...
Soccer racism in Europe: struggle with transition
Recent instances of soccer-related racism highlights European nations’ tortured transition from relatively homogeneous ethnicity to multicultural immigration societies. They denote a resurgence of entrenched racial attitudes ...
Pakistan and its militants : who is mainstreaming whom?
Pakistani militants of various stripes collectively won just under ten per cent of the vote in the July 2018 parliamentary elections. Some represented long-standing legal Islamist parties, others newly established groups ...