Post Tagged with: "Islam"

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

The notion of a human right, enshrined in the UN Convention, is nonetheless vital in the context of the rise of the far right and the rise of religious fundamentalism.

Unmasking ‘Religious’ Conflicts and Religious Radicalisation in the Middle East

Unmasking ‘Religious’ Conflicts and Religious Radicalisation in the Middle East

When one discusses conflicts that may have a religious background, it is mandatory to question when and under what circumstances does a conflict qualify as a ‘religious’.

Review – Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations

Review – Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations

The book crafts unique and insightful approaches to security, political economy, nationalism and IR which build upon a wealth of scholarship on race, gender, and culture.

The Changing Security Dimension of China’s Relations with Xinjiang

The Changing Security Dimension of China’s Relations with Xinjiang

China acknowledges the threat to Xinjiang’s stability and blames hostile foreign forces for backing the spreading of democratic values and the insurgency in Xinjiang.

Only Francis Could Go to Arabia

Only Francis Could Go to Arabia

The Pope’s visit to the United Arab Emirates signals that the Gulf states have much to gain and little to lose from aligning themselves with the West.

Tracing Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Thesis in the Alternative for Germany

Tracing Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Thesis in the Alternative for Germany

The question becomes not whether Islam is a threat to stability but whether radicalization within diverse cultures is at the heart of whipping up the very conflict they seek to end.

The (New) ‘Clash of Civilizations’: Migration and Terrorism

The (New) ‘Clash of Civilizations’: Migration and Terrorism

Dangerous ties are being nourished in Europe while we witness the growth of populist movements against refugees and migrants claiming a connection between Islam and terrorism.

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Peter Hudis’ book is a concise yet rich contribution to the literature on the life and work of Frantz Fanon, which convincingly demonstrates Fanon’s continued relevance.

The Separability of Jihad

The Separability of Jihad

It may be in the social origins of the psychology of jihad, rather than in foreign policy, that we might best begin some meaningful work on exploring this phenomenon.

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

This book, by Stephen Chan, explores via a range of examples, the challenges diplomacy faces today as actors seek to change history and undermine interests.

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Dr Chinyong Liow discusses the Trump administration’s strategy for East and Southeast Asia, growing conservatism in Indonesia, and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

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.

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Professor Hammer addresses Islamic studies, theology, feminism, gender violence, queer theory and how these areas relate to borders, borderlands and border thinking.

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