Arguments for “purification” through “nationalization” are redundant in the case of Indian Muslims. They have always looked to local sites and the land of their saints as their holy land.
“Madkhali” Salafists in Libya are active in the battle against the Islamic State, and in factional conflicts.
Parliament has moved on church-building in Egypt, but it is unlikely to be enough.
Events in the Middle East and Russia’s participation in the Syrian conflict have left the majority of Russian Muslims indifferent and have not inspired them to take any particular action, let alone protest. Even the hundreds of militants who have returned from fighting for the banned Islamic State terrorist organization in the Middle East are behaving passively.
Recent changes to Saudi religious institutions are not a sign of wider reform but an indication of the struggle to redefine Saudi Arabia’s religious character.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Tunisia’s political transition is as remarkable as it is fragile—imperiled by both security challenges and significant socioeconomic obstacles.
Great influence, as it turns out, emanates not from arsenals or banks, but rather, as it has since the dawn of time, from the human heart.
Joko Widodo’s first year in office was a difficult one for the Indonesian leader. His second year has started on a much more promising note, but maintaining this momentum will be a challenge.
The struggle between Saudi Arabia and the self-proclaimed Islamic State is also a contest for the soul of Wahhabism.