by JUDY WOODRUFF for PBS NEWSHOUR on JANUARY 23, 2015: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died Thursday at the age of 90, was laid to rest in Riyadh. The new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz, pledged continuity with his brother’s policies. Judy Woodruff remembers the late monarch’s rule.
Category: Middle East and North Africa
by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 19, 2015: On Wednesday, January 13, nearly a week after the attacks in Paris (at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at the Kosher market) Oxford University historian Martin Conway was at Duke for a long-scheduled talk on “The End of European Integration” sponsored by Duke University’s Center for European studies. […]
Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 13, 2015: (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) History is a witness to the close relationship between Muslims and Jews. That was the message Profesor Mark R. Cohen delivered in two lectures at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month on the […]
via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (DUKE UNIVERSITY) and COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES (DUKE UNIVERSITY) on JANUARY 12, 2014: Janice Hyeju Jeong, a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Duke University, talks about how the Council for European Studies helped expand her research on Islam in China, focusing on transnational interactions between Chinese Muslims and different parts […]
by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JANUARY 7, 2015: The horrific murder of the editor, cartoonists and other staff of the irreverent satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, along with two policemen, by terrorists in Paris was in my view a strategic strike, aiming at polarizing the French and European public. The problem for a terrorist […]
FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein’s announcement that he will challenge the world soccer body’s four-time president Sepp Blatter in elections later this year has definitively turned the poll into a battle for the group’s future. A vote for the prince is at least a vote against the FIFA president embattled as a […]