Religion

    • Op-Ed

    The Dwindling Minority

    Muslim MPs currently occupy 19 seats of the Lok Sabha (or 3.5 percent of its members), the lowest figure since 1952.

    • Op-Ed

    The Uniform Code

    By excluding the Muslims from the defense of the nation, the state has undermined the project of a multicultural India enshrined in the Constitution and prepared the ground for the saffronisation of the public sphere.

    • Op-Ed

    A Curious Friendship

    Hindu nationalists in Uttar Pradesh have found Shias—a minority within the Muslim minority—to be relatively open to supporting their initiatives, including the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

    • Do U.S. Drone Strikes Cause Blowback? Evidence from Pakistan and Beyond

      New interview and survey data from Pakistan provide little or no evidence to support the claim that U.S. drone strikes generate blowback and contribute to the radicalization of local populations.

      • Op-Ed

      The Myth of Appeasement

      Despite popular narratives to the contrary, Muslims are losing ground in India in socioeconomic terms.

      • Sada - Analysis

      State-Sponsored Fatwas in Saudi Arabia

      The Saudi state manipulates religious discourse to legitimize its power and undermine independent voices that may pressure the state for political reform.

      • Paper

      The Sociopolitical Undercurrent of Lebanon’s Salafi Militancy

      The rise in Salafi militancy in Lebanon is not only due to the spillover of the Syrian war, but also to the Sunni elite’s failure at tackling the grievances of their co-religionists.

      • Op-Ed

      The Karnataka Model

      Karnataka offers an alternative model state based not only on growth, but also on the closing of social and religious gaps, in contrast to the socio-economic, caste, and communal polarization which prevail in western and northern India.

      • Op-Ed

      The Most Hindu Of Them All

      The recent contestation of Rahul Gandhi’s religious identity highlights the challenge in India today to recover the secularism of Nehru and Gandhi, for whom the assertion of one’s Hindu identity did not imply an anti-Muslim or anti-Christian attitude.

      • Sada - Analysis

      Countering Extremist Ideology

      • Rachel Bryson, Milo Comerford
      • February 06, 2018

      Many efforts to provide counter-narratives for Salafi-jihadism are currently failing to address extremists’ abuse of religious scripture directly.

    Carnegie Experts on
    Religion

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      Loulouwa Al Rachid
      Co-Director
      Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
      Carnegie Middle East Center
      Loulouwa Al Rachid is a co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
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      Joseph Bahout
      Visiting Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Joseph Bahout is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. His research focuses on political developments in Lebanon and Syria, regional spillover from the Syrian crisis, and identity politics across the region.
    • expert thumbnail - Baunov
      Alexander Baunov
      Senior Fellow
      Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
      Moscow Center
      Baunov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.
    • expert thumbnail - Boukhars
      Anouar Boukhars
      Nonresident Scholar
      Middle East Program
      Boukhars is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an associate professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
    • expert thumbnail - Brown
      Nathan J. Brown
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of six well-received books on Arab politics.
    • expert thumbnail - Carothers
      Thomas Carothers
      Senior Vice President for Studies
      Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
    • expert thumbnail - Dunne
      Michele Dunne
      Director and Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.
    • expert thumbnail - Ghattas
      Kim Ghattas
      Senior Visiting Fellow
      Kim Ghattas is a senior visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she is focused on writing a book about the impact of the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the wider region since 1979.
    • expert thumbnail - Hamzawy
      Amr Hamzawy
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
      Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.
    • expert thumbnail - Lynch
      Marc Lynch
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.
    • expert thumbnail - Muasher
      Marwan Muasher
      Vice President for Studies
      Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.
    • expert thumbnail - Wehrey
      Frederic Wehrey
      Senior Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Wehrey specializes in post-conflict transitions, armed groups, and identity politics, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.
    • expert thumbnail - Yerkes
      Sarah Yerkes
      Fellow
      Middle East Program
      Sarah Yerkes is a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on Tunisia’s political, economic, and security developments as well as state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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