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‘Bild & Bubbla’: A Conversation on Islam and Comics with Fredrik Strömberg

‘Bild & Bubbla’: A Conversation on Islam and Comics with Fredrik Strömberg

[ 0 ] April 21, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2014: “Comics & Dialogue” had the opportunity this month to speak with Swedish scholar Fredrik Strömberg; President of the Swedish Comics Association and editor of Bild & Bubbla (Scandinavia’s largest as well as the world’s second oldest magazine […]

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Joel S. Migdal on “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East” (Book Q & A)

Joel S. Migdal on “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 11, 2014:  Joel S. Migdal is one of America’s leading scholars on the Middle East, and his scholarship is on display in his new book, Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014).  Shifting Sands is an […]

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An Iraqi Scholar-In-Exile Laments an Arab World “In the Age of Decay”

An Iraqi Scholar-In-Exile Laments an Arab World “In the Age of Decay”

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

by ABDUL SATTAR JAWAD for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 7, 2014: For many observers, including scholars, the uprisings in the Arab world in 2011 — commonly referred to as the Arab Spring — came unexpectedly and soon entered the global vocabulary as a Middle Eastern movement for justice and equality. Major world media outlets championed the […]

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The Qatar Brand is Thriving

The Qatar Brand is Thriving

[ 0 ] March 10, 2014 |

by miriam cooke for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 11, 2014:  When you’re looking for global exposure no coverage is bad. And Qatar is hungry for media attention as a nation state portending a new future for the Arab world. Until 1970 when the British left, Arab Gulf neighbors were all members of the same tribes living […]

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Tunisia: ‘Candle in the Dark’ That Lit Arab Spark Finds Its Way

Tunisia: ‘Candle in the Dark’ That Lit Arab Spark Finds Its Way

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

by LARRY LUXNER for THE WASHINGTON DIPLOMAT , MARCH 2014:  Early this month, when Mohamed Ezzine Chelaifa visits the White House to present his credentials as Tunisia’s new envoy to the United States, President Obama might get the feeling it’s déjà vu all over again. After all, the country has now seen three ambassadors in Washington in the span of […]

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The Crimean Crisis and the Middle East: Will Syria & Iran be the Winners? (Juan Cole)

The Crimean Crisis and the Middle East: Will Syria & Iran be the Winners? (Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MARCH 3, 2014:  The Russian intervention in the Crimea is more direct and dramatic than the one in Syria, with actual troops deployed. But there are similarities. One of the little-noted rationales for Russian support for the Baath government in Damascus is that it is seen as more […]

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Moshood Jimba:  Islamically Trained Nigerian Scholars Have a Tough Road

Moshood Jimba: Islamically Trained Nigerian Scholars Have a Tough Road

[ 1 ] February 21, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary with MOSHOOD JIMBA on FEBRUARY 21, 2014:  In a well-attended October workshop at Duke on Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa: Their History, Mission and Role in Regional Development, which drew a number of scholars and administrators from the U.S. and Africa, Dr. Moshood Mahmud Jimba (Kwara State University, […]

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Abdeslam Maghraoui on what an al-Sisi presidency might mean for Egypt’s future

Abdeslam Maghraoui on what an al-Sisi presidency might mean for Egypt’s future

[ 0 ] January 27, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, with ABDESLAM MAGHRAOUI  for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 27, 2014:  Three years after the revolution in Egypt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, and in an atmosphere of escalating political violence in the country, Egypt’s defense minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been given the green light by Egypt’s top generals to run for […]

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Pew: How People in Muslim Countries Prefer Women to Dress in Public

Pew: How People in Muslim Countries Prefer Women to Dress in Public

[ 0 ] January 15, 2014 |

by JACOB POUSHTER for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JANUARY 8, 2014:  An important issue in the Muslim world is how women should dress in public. A recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research conducted in seven Muslim-majority countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey), finds that most people prefer that a woman completely cover […]

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