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Tracing the Quran's Journey
October 25, 2016

Tracing the Quran's Journey

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A major exhibit in Washington, D.C., showcases the world's many Qurans.
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
October 18, 2016

Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims

By Uran Botobekov
Russia's support of Assad, and bombing of Sunni civilians, is viewed negatively by Central Asians.

Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
July 14, 2016

Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization

By Catherine Putz
Why the Roy vs. Kepel argument matters for Central Asia.

Should Pakistan Celebrate Sadiq Khan’s Big Win in London?
May 11, 2016

Should Pakistan Celebrate Sadiq Khan’s Big Win in London?

By Umair Jamal
The political culture that allowed Khan's victory in London is sadly lacking in Pakistan.

The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
March 29, 2016

The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Discovering how most Muslims see their holy book means treading between the two extremes of radical Islam and liberal Western scholarship.
Bombs and Burqas: Muslim Women and Extremism
March 21, 2016

Bombs and Burqas: Muslim Women and Extremism

By Farhat Haq
We're thrown off when women are drawn to religiously motivated violent extremism. We shouldn't be.

Weapons of Mass Destruction: How Will They Remember Us?
March 18, 2016

Weapons of Mass Destruction: How Will They Remember Us?

By Usman Khan
At a time of rising tensions in the Asia-Pacific, it is wise to recall the lessons of the past.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Vows to Stop Honor Killings
March 01, 2016

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Vows to Stop Honor Killings

By Umair Jamal
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is determined to put an end to honor killings.

Standing on Common Ground? Explaining Just War and Jihad
February 19, 2016

Standing on Common Ground? Explaining Just War and Jihad

By Patrik K. Meyer
There are fundamental differences between the Christian and Islamic war doctrines and they influence policy.

Revealed: Why ISIS Hates the Taliban
January 29, 2016

Revealed: Why ISIS Hates the Taliban

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The Islamic State and the Taliban won't get along--and that's a good thing for South Asia.

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?

By Ankit Panda
Pakistan needs a modus vivendi between Iran and Saudi Arabia to avoid a sectarian implosion at home.
How South Asia Will Save Global Islam
January 08, 2016

How South Asia Will Save Global Islam

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The South Asian traditions of Islam offer a compelling alternative to the religion's practice in the Middle East.

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