Author profile: Shireen T. Hunter

Shireen T. Hunter is a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She directs a project on Reformist Islam funded by the Carnegie Corporation Of New York. She is also a Distinguished Scholar at CSIS where she directed the Islam Program from 1998 to 2005. She is the author of seven books and three monographs and the editor and contributor of seven books and three monographs. She has contributed to more than 35 edited volumes and written forty journal articles. Her publications include, Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Islam and Modernity (M.E. Sharpe, forthcoming in June 2008); Islam And Human Rights: Advancing A US–Muslim Dialogue (ed.) (CSIS Press, 2005); Modernization, Democracy and Islam (co-editor and contributor) (Praeger, 2004); Islam In Russia: The Politics of Identity And Security (M.E. Sharpe, 2004); Islam: Europe’s Second Religion (ed.) (Prager, 2002). Her latest book is Iran Divided: Historic Roots of Iranian Debates on Identity, Culture, and Governance in the 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

The Future of Islamic State Systems in Light of Rising Sectarian Tensions

The Future of Islamic State Systems in Light of Rising Sectarian Tensions

Violence in the Islamic World is not principally attributable to religion, though its increasing salience fosters conditions for sectarian conflict.

Religion and International Affairs: From Neglect to Over-Emphasis

Religion and International Affairs: From Neglect to Over-Emphasis

Religion, in the past, had influenced the behavior of international actors without determining it, although its role often went unnoticed. This situation, notwithstanding the new found fascination with the impact of religion on international affairs, has not changed. Religion is neither the source of conflicts and disputes nor a panacea for global problems.

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