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Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens
August 31, 2017
Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens
These girls rock, fighting stereotypes with music.
Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens
Beware the War Against ASEAN’s Atheists
August 19, 2017
Beware the War Against ASEAN’s Atheists
A look at the ongoing persecution of a minority group that continues to be under assault in some parts of the region.
Beware the War Against ASEAN’s Atheists
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
February 24, 2017
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
Does the blasphemy scandal surrounding Ahok portend a transformation of Indonesian Islam?
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan
January 31, 2017
Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan
Trump’s domestic and international isolation would further grow if Pakistan’s name is added to any travel ban list.
Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan
Tracing the Quran's Journey
October 25, 2016
Tracing the Quran's Journey
A major exhibit in Washington, D.C., showcases the world's many Qurans.
Tracing the Quran's Journey
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
October 18, 2016
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
Russia's support of Assad, and bombing of Sunni civilians, is viewed negatively by Central Asians.
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
July 14, 2016
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Why the Roy vs. Kepel argument matters for Central Asia.
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Should Pakistan Celebrate Sadiq Khan’s Big Win in London?
May 11, 2016
Should Pakistan Celebrate Sadiq Khan’s Big Win in London?
The political culture that allowed Khan's victory in London is sadly lacking in Pakistan.
Should Pakistan Celebrate Sadiq Khan’s Big Win in London?
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
March 29, 2016
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
Discovering how most Muslims see their holy book means treading between the two extremes of radical Islam and liberal Western scholarship.
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
Bombs and Burqas: Muslim Women and Extremism
March 21, 2016
Bombs and Burqas: Muslim Women and Extremism
We're thrown off when women are drawn to religiously motivated violent extremism. We shouldn't be.
Bombs and Burqas: Muslim Women and Extremism
Weapons of Mass Destruction: How Will They Remember Us?
March 18, 2016
Weapons of Mass Destruction: How Will They Remember Us?
At a time of rising tensions in the Asia-Pacific, it is wise to recall the lessons of the past.
Weapons of Mass Destruction: How Will They Remember Us?
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Vows to Stop Honor Killings
March 01, 2016
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Vows to Stop Honor Killings
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is determined to put an end to honor killings.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Vows to Stop Honor Killings
Standing on Common Ground? Explaining Just War and Jihad
February 19, 2016
Standing on Common Ground? Explaining Just War and Jihad
There are fundamental differences between the Christian and Islamic war doctrines and they influence policy.
Standing on Common Ground? Explaining Just War and Jihad
Revealed: Why ISIS Hates the Taliban
January 29, 2016
Revealed: Why ISIS Hates the Taliban
The Islamic State and the Taliban won't get along--and that's a good thing for South Asia.
Revealed: Why ISIS Hates the Taliban
Why Is Pakistan Interested in Brokering Peace Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?
January 22, 2016
Why Is Pakistan Interested in Brokering Peace Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?
Pakistan needs a modus vivendi between Iran and Saudi Arabia to avoid a sectarian implosion at home.
Why Is Pakistan Interested in Brokering Peace Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?
How South Asia Will Save Global Islam
January 08, 2016
How South Asia Will Save Global Islam
The South Asian traditions of Islam offer a compelling alternative to the religion's practice in the Middle East.
How South Asia Will Save Global Islam
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