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Re-narrating Europe in the Face of Populism An Analysis of

Re-narrating Europe in the Face of Populism: An Analysis of the Anti-immigration Discourse of Populist Party Leaders

Articles

Populist discourse is gaining more and more ground in Europe. As evidenced by the growing success of radical right wing parties, a ubiquitous right...

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

Articles

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) operates under the names of the Democratic Union Party and the People’s Protection Units in Syria. The PKK is...

Engineering a European Islam An Analysis of Attempts to Domesticate

Engineering a European Islam: An Analysis of Attempts to Domesticate European Muslims in Austria, France, and Germany

Articles

Today, a number of European states’ policies on religion aim at creating a nationalized Islam. In many Western European countries, the Ministries...

It s a Family Affair Religion Geopolitics and the Rise

It’s a Family Affair: Religion, Geopolitics and the Rise of Mohammed bin Salman

Commentaries

Over the past year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a period of rapid transformation under the direction of a new Crown Prince,...

The Regional Geo-sectarian Contest over the Gulf

The Regional Geo-sectarian Contest over the Gulf

Commentaries

Sectarianism in the Middle East has intensified since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the outbreak of the Arab Spring, and has transformed into...

Compatibility of “Islam” and “Europe”: Turkey’s EU Accession

Articles

Turkey’s membership in the European Union (EU) is contingent on economic, political, and cultural factors. Rather than a geographic area with a...

Culture of Co-existence in Islam: The Turkish Case

Articles

This article aims to show how exchanges.between religion and secularism, Islam and democracy and cross-cultural relations over many years have...

Secularism in Turkey: Myths and Realities

Articles

The Prosecutor of the High Court of Appeals opened a closure case against the ruling AK Party by presenting it as the center of anti-secular...

Islam and Democracy: A False Dichotomy

Articles

As the AK Party government struggles to keep the ‘EU dream’ alive, and as Kemalist ideocrats work to keep back the AKP’s dominion, lingering...

Religion and Society: New Perspectives from Turkey

Book Reviews

The establishment of a modern Turkey based on Western political values was a watershed in Turkey's history.

Medieval Islamic Political Thought

Book Reviews

Medieval Islamic Political Thought examines political thought based on Islam within the indicated period, as well as the theoretical and practical...

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