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Islam and Capitalism in the Making of Modern Bahrain

Islam and Capitalism in the Making of Modern Bahrain

Book Reviews

The book covers the period of the currently ruling al-Khalifa dynasty since 1783. The emphasis is upon the economic conditions in the island state....

Hamas Contained The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance

Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance

Book Reviews

Tareq Baconi focuses on Hamas as one of the major actors and most active ones in military resistance against occupation in the Palestinian case in...

Operation al-Aqsa Flood A Rupture in the History of the

Operation al-Aqsa Flood: A Rupture in the History of the Palestinian Resistance and Its Implications

Commentaries

This paper argues that the al-Aqsa Flood operation launched by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades –the military wing of Hamas– on the morning of...

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Centennial Republican Anniversary Quo Vadis

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Centennial Republican Anniversary: Quo Vadis?

Review Article

This review article is based on three books: Starting with Alaranta, a senior research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in...

A Founding Role in Türkiye s Africa Policy The Action

A Founding Role in Türkiye’s Africa Policy: The Action Plan for Opening to Africa

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In direct proportion to the development of Türkiye’s relations with Africa, the number of studies on bilateral relations is also increasing....

The Century of Türkiye A New Foreign Policy Vision for

The Century of Türkiye: A New Foreign Policy Vision for Building the Türkiye Axis

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On the centenary of the Turkish Republic, President Erdoğan, who has been ruling Türkiye for the last two decades, has announced a new perspective...

Türkiye-Africa Relations A Case Study of Somalia Nigeria and Libya

Türkiye-Africa Relations: A Case Study of Somalia, Nigeria and Libya from Humanitarian and Security Perspectives

Commentaries

This paper explores Türkiye’s relations with Africa, focusing on Somalia, Nigeria and Libya from both humanitarian and security perspectives. To do...

Reclaiming the Umma from the Margins The Case of Türkiye

Reclaiming the Umma from the Margins: The Case of Türkiye’s HÜDA-PAR

Articles

This paper investigates the relationship between an ethnic Muslim minority identity and transnational Muslim solidarity through the case study of...

The Foreign Policy of Islamist Political Parties Ideology in Practice

The Foreign Policy of Islamist Political Parties: Ideology in Practice

Book Reviews

The book enables the reader to compare the practice of an ideology in six countries. For each country, a meaningful discourse analysis for the...

The Fourth Ordeal A History of the Muslim Brotherhood in

The Fourth Ordeal: A History of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, 1968-2018

Book Reviews

The book tries to frame the current predicament the Muslim Brotherhood is experiencing within the internal conflict between two schools of thought:...

Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

Book Reviews

This volume, Justice and Leadership, is a compendium of legal history in the early Islamic period with a focus on the concepts and practices in the...

Why and How Did Iran s Reformist Movement Perish Understanding

Why and How Did Iran’s Reformist Movement Perish? Understanding the Implications of U.S. Sanctions Policy

Articles

Iran’s middle class appears to be on the slippery slope, switching from its dream of political reform to the reality of economic security. This...

Controversial Actor of the International System Iran

Controversial Actor of the International System: Iran

Review Article

The three works examined here deal with Iran’s interaction with the international system from a historical perspective and across many dimensions....

How the Iranian Regime Survived Examining Internal and External Strategies

How the Iranian Regime Survived: Examining Internal and External Strategies

Articles

Following the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the reimposition of...

Sufism A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations

Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations

Book Reviews

Sufism: A Theoretical Intervention in Global International Relations is both a contribution to these issues/debates and an attempt to go beyond...

Japan s Relations with Muslim Asia

Japan’s Relations with Muslim Asia

Book Reviews

The book is an attempt to add a new and fresh perspective to the existing literature. Its diverse, multi-language references will open many paths...

Surveilling and Criminalizing Austrian Muslims The Case of Political Islam

Surveilling and Criminalizing Austrian Muslims: The Case of ‘Political Islam’

Commentaries

In this commentary, I deal with how the governing conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) managed successfully to fundamentally reshape the...

Rising Violence against Muslims in India Under Modi and BJP

Rising Violence against Muslims in India Under Modi and BJP Rule

Commentaries

While communal violence has been an ongoing and unfortunate reality for post-colonial and post-partition India, there’s no sidestepping the fact...

Islamophobia Neoliberalism and the Muslim Other

Islamophobia, Neoliberalism, and the Muslim ‘Other’

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Muslim communities have been racialized as ‘Other’ for over 1,400 years.1 The manner in which the figure of the Muslim has been invoked as a threat...

Contemporary Experiences of Islamophobia in Today s United Kingdom Findings

Contemporary Experiences of Islamophobia in Today’s United Kingdom: Findings from Ten Small-Scale Studies

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In today’s the United Kingdom, Islamophobia is as contested as it is real. Challenging this contestation, this article presents findings from ten...

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective

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The depiction of Islam and Muslims in Europe has, in general, been dominated by an ‘Othering’ in which they are considered inherently different,...

The Post-September 11 Rise of Islamophobia Identity and the Clash

The Post-September 11 Rise of Islamophobia: Identity and the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ in Europe and Latin America

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Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Islamophobia exploded across ‘the West,’ but particularly in Europe. While Muslims were...

Veil and Burqa in the French Public Sphere A Feminist

Veil and Burqa in the French Public Sphere: A Feminist Analysis

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The visibility of women and their freedoms in the French public sphere is envisaged in this article on the basis of laïcité and gender equality....

A Decade Later Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and

A Decade Later: Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and Turkey’s Role

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This article attempts to understand the outcomes of the crackdown on the Arab revolts and the lessons learned thereof. There is no doubt that the...

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