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The Complex Politics of the Anti-Islam Video and its Consequent Protests

September 25th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

fethi_mansouri

The wave of global protests about the anti-Islam trailer ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ reflects the tensions, contradictions and polarizations of the world within which we live. Having watched this badly produced ‘clip’, it dawned on me that it does not warrant the terms ‘movie’, ‘trailer’, or ‘video’ as it simply does not amount to anything artistic or creative and should have been left to obscurity.

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Re-empowering a Declining Movement?

September 25th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Arabinda Acharya

The killings of Chris Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya, and his colleagues in Benghazi and the outpouring of violent protests against the U.S. in many parts of the world, in particular the Middle East, cannot just be explained in terms of the “legacy of tyranny” or the outcome of Arab world’s transition to democracy, a process which many political theorists believe, tend to be very turbulent.

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Responding to profanity

September 19th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Abdullah  Khan

It was indeed shocking news of what happened in the aftermath of a released preview of a profane film which has left the Muslims in a state of sadness and shock across the world. As horrific and offensive as the video might be, nothing justifies the sort of violent acts we have seen in Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Nothing is worth the cost of a human life and as a Muslim, I firmly believe that there is no honor or faith in committing such violence, and we all unequivocally oppose the senseless violence in different parts of Muslim world.

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Erik Brattberg

Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University

July 10th, 2012, Afghanistan, Danish, Defense and Security, English, Europe, French, German, International Relations, Iraq, Israel, North America, North America, Northern Ireland, Norwegian, Politics and Governance, Spanish, Swedish, Terrorism, USA, War and Conflict

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Erik Brattberg is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. He is also a Research Associate at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm.His research interests include European foreign and security policy, global security governance and transatlantic [...]

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François-Bernard Huyghe

March 8th, 2011, Academia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Europe, France, French, International Relations, Media, North Africa and Middle East, North America, Paris, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict

Francois-BernardHUYGHE

François-Bernard Huyghe is consultant and fellow senior researcher at IRIS (Institut de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques) and he teaches in several Universities.

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Why the U.S Should Welcome Arab Democracy

March 7th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Dalia Mogahed

If the remarkable transformations taking place across the Middle East teach us anything it is that we must unlearn all we thought we knew about this region. Paramount on this list is the paternal notion that Arabs will get democracy when we deem them secular enough, pro-Israel enough, and sufficiently in favor of our policies in the region.

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