Rural-urban disparity has grown in India and resulted in the political mobilization of peasant and labor unions. This shows the failure of the Hindutva movement to recognize social divisions.
In an interview, Raphaël Lefèvre discusses the transformation of Lebanon’s Salafis.
The effort to curb the Islamic institution’s autonomy has stalled, for now.
The official Muslim religious establishments in Arab countries give governments a major role in religious life, but these institutions are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and can be difficult to steer in a particular direction.
Buddhism’s principles and values transcend borders to bind people across Asia within a common cultural heritage.
Algeria’s myriad Islamist parties are either barred from the elections or internally divided over whether to support the government or join the opposition, limiting their chances of success.
The recent attacks on Coptic churches have prompted President Sisi to declare a state emergency.
Buddhism has become part of a broader soft power rivalry between China and India for greater influence in Asia.
Iraq’s Yezidis are trapped amidst the rivalries all around them.
Tibet is at the very heart of the Sino-Indian disputation over territorial sovereignty and much else over the last six decades.