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Ontologicidal Violence: The Muslim Subject and International Law

Ontologicidal Violence: The Muslim Subject and International Law

International law is premised on a hierarchical organizing of cultures, and is therefore critically unstable because its own biases undermine its claims to universality.

Neo-Orientalism: Indonesia’s Colonialism and Papua

Neo-Orientalism: Indonesia’s Colonialism and Papua

Lessons learnt from Dutch colonialism have resulted in Indonesia’s mimicking and replicating its own code of imperialism, resulting in Papua’s accession into Indonesia.

The Politicisation of Orientalism: The Mutation of a Paradigm

The Politicisation of Orientalism: The Mutation of a Paradigm

The politicisation of Orientalism by the West had led to a mutation in the paradigm such that it has become not just a manifestation of imperialism but its instrument.

Reflections on the American War, Karzai, and Orientalism in Afghanistan

Reflections on the American War, Karzai, and Orientalism in Afghanistan

The lens of Orientalism allows us to see the weight of historical and cultural gravity in Afghanistan. However, it has reached its metaphorical zenith in the country.

Review – Orientalism

Review – Orientalism

Said’s seminal work remains pertinent, not just because of the postcolonial and poststructuralist literature which it sparked, but because its insights can be seen in the current mainstream attitude towards Islam.

Interview – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Interview – Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam searches for the theoretical underpinnings of the clash of civilizations. Expanding critical theory to include Islamic philosophy and poetry, this metahistory refuses to treat the Orient and the Occident as separate entities.

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