Khomeini in the Archipelago: Iranian Interests and Influence in Indonesia
By Maxwell Lowe
Despite rising anti-Shia sentiment within Indonesia, Tehran has quietly built its relations with Jakarta.
Growing Sectarianism Can Challenge Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
By Said Sabir Ibrahimi
The Taliban’s insistence on the supremacy of Sunni Hanafism has alarmed Afghan Shias who have long been marginalized.
Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
By Rustam Ali Seerat
The Taliban and Islamic State join forces to target Shiites in Afghanistan.
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The ruling is a reminder that Pakistan's blasphemy law is an existential threat for the state.
China’s 'Arab Pivot' Signals the End of Non-Intervention
By Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias J. Burgers
China’s interests in the Middle East may lead Beijing to assume a military role in the affairs of Arab states.
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.