Tag: China

Bruce Jentleson: Corker-Menendez Bill hinders, Not Helps, a Good Iran Deal

Bruce Jentleson: Corker-Menendez Bill hinders, Not Helps, a Good Iran Deal

[ 0 ] April 13, 2015 |

by BRUCE JENTLESON for THE HILL on APRIL 13, 2015:  There have been many times in American history when Congress has played a constructive foreign policy role. There have been other times when its role has been counterproductive to foreign policy success. As we move to the final stages of the Iran nuclear negotiations, there […]

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Islamophobia in China and Pakistan’s Vow of Silence

Islamophobia in China and Pakistan’s Vow of Silence

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

by FARAZ TALAT for DAWN.COM on MARCH 31, 2015:  Recently, in a country that is decidedly not France, a Muslim man has been sentenced to six years in prison for keeping a beard. I daresay it’s time we have a polite talk about Islamophobia with our good neighbor in the north. In the Muslim dominant […]

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WATCH: Rethinking Global Cities — Infrastructure, Urban Development & Change in China,Turkey and Ghana

[ 0 ] March 26, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 4, 2015:  A year-long Rethinking Global Cities project at Duke, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,  is investigating the complex, hybrid and contested cultural and human geographies of the following world cities — Bangkok, Beijing, Bogota, Cairo, Cape Town, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Mumbai, Tokyo and […]

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The Middle East and China (by Ambassador Chas Freeman for Lobelog)

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

by CHAS W. FREEMAN for LOBELOG on FEBRUARY 17, 2015:  The Middle East is where Africa, Asia, and Europe come together and where the trade routes between China, India, and Europe converge. It has two-thirds of the world’s energy reserves. It is also the epicenter of this planet’s increasing religious strife. Relationships between this strategically […]

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Muslim Women in Los Angeles Start a Mosque of their Own

Muslim Women in Los Angeles Start a Mosque of their Own

[ 0 ] February 3, 2015 |

by MARIAM SOBH for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on FEBRUARY 2, 2015: (RNS) A downtown Los Angeles interfaith center that once served as a synagogue was the site of a historic worship service last week, as dozens of women gathered for Friday Muslim prayers in what is being dubbed the first women’s-only mosque in the United […]

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“The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History” (New Book by Rian Thum)

“The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History” (New Book by Rian Thum)

[ 0 ] January 21, 2015 |

by CARLA NAPPI for NEW BOOKS IN EAST ASIAN STUDIES on DECEMBER 22, 2014:  In his fascinating new book, Rian Thum explores the craft, materiality, nature, and readership of Uyghur history over the past 300 years. The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History (Harvard University Press, 2014) argues that understanding Uyghur history in this way is […]

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Phil Bennett and Moises Naim on 21st-century Censorship (inc. Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey)

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media by PHIL BENNETT AND MOISES NAIM for COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW on JANUARY 5, 2015: Two beliefs safely inhabit the canon of contemporary thinking about journalism. The first is that the internet is the most powerful force disrupting the news media. The second is […]

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Deal or No Deal? U.S./Iran Relations and the Possibility of a Nuclear Pact (a compilation)

Deal or No Deal? U.S./Iran Relations and the Possibility of a Nuclear Pact (a compilation)

[ 0 ] November 21, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 25, 2014: UPDATED NOV. 24 , 2014  : (VIA THE WASHINGTON POST) VIENNA — Nuclear talks with Iran will be extended for seven months after intense negotiations failed to reach a comprehensive accord but appeared to make encouraging headway, diplomats said Monday. (New target is June 30, 2015) […]

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A Conversation with Sahar Amer, Author of ‘What is Veiling?’

A Conversation with Sahar Amer, Author of ‘What is Veiling?’

[ 0 ] October 13, 2014 |

ISLAMiCommentary editor’s note: There seems to be no end to controversies and misunderstandings surrounding veiling. Here is a Q & A with Islamic studies professor Sahar Amer on her new book “What is Veiling” followed by an op-ed she wrote for the online journal “The Conversation” on debates on veiling in Australia. Amer also did […]

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Freedom of Expression for Some (by Haiyun Ma and I-wei Jennifer Chang)

Freedom of Expression for Some (by Haiyun Ma and I-wei Jennifer Chang)

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |

Chinese academic given life in prison for Uyghur website while radical Han separatist and nationalist web site flourishes by HAIYUN MA and JENNIFER I-WEI CHANG for ISLAMiCommentary: The sentencing of a Uyghur economics professor, Ilham Tohti, on September 23 shocked many people including human rights groups and scholars of Xinjiang studies. Mr. Tohti, a critic […]

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