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Why Mosul Matters

Why Mosul Matters

The Economist | (Video News Report) | - - "Mosul stands on the brink of recapture from Islamic State fighters, but the future of the city is uncertain. With several parties jostling…
US faces risks as Trump misreads the Middle East

US faces risks as Trump misreads the Middle East

Francis Ghilès | (OpenDemocracy.net) | - - Militarising the region further and taking sides in a recently concocted sectarian conflict will likely end in tears. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King…

Was/Is there an Islamic Enlightenment? (de Bellaigue)

William Eichler interviews Christopher de Bellaigue | Informed Comment | - - Eichler: 1. In the conclusion to The Islamic Enlightenment you describe modern jihadists as “miracle-grow Muslims” who have been “incubated…
Pope Francis, Islam and Peace-Building

Pope Francis, Islam and Peace-Building

Interview by Jayson Casper | (Informed Comment) | - - Dr. Kamal Boraiqa is a lecturer at al-Azhar University and a member of al-Azhar Center for Dialogue, the al-Azhar Observer for Combating…