The West’s "intellectually lazy" obsession with sectarianism — Interview with political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel on Qantara de

Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi warn in this interview with Emran Feroz against the tendency in Western media and policy circles to view Middle Eastern politics in essentialist sectarian terms. “Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East”, their recent collection of essays, examines the topic in depth Can you explain briefly what you…

Video: Why is QATAR the RICHEST Country on EARTH? – VisualPolitik

The government of Qatar has investments and properties all around the world. It is the birthplace of Al Jazeera, the most important Arabic media company and then there is Doha, the capital, which is a sea of skyscrapers, malls and luxurious cars. Today we’ll be talking about Qatar! Source: VisualPolitik EN ->>>>><<<<<-

Vicious cycle of radicalisation — Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung de which says political Islam has lost power almost everywhere, and its radical and violent manifestations prevail

By Thomas Birringer The Muslim Brotherhood and ideologically related groups in North Africa initially emerged as winners from the Arab Spring. By now, political Islam has lost power almost everywhere, and its radical and violent manifestations prevail. One reason is the failure to tackle the people’s problems. The other one is a vicious cycle of…

AKU (Aga Khan University) at a Glance: 10,779 alumni​|2,390 current students |13,000 faculty and staff | academic programmes are offered in five countries

About AKU AKU at a GlanceCurrently selectedNews Campuses and Teaching SitesEvents University Leadership Partnerships Aga Khan Development Network Contact Us AKU at a Glance We have 10,779 alumni​ 2,390 current students 13,000 faculty and staff Five campuses and three teaching sites Our academic programmes are offered in five countries Kenya Pakistan Tanzania Uganda United Kingdom…

Sunni-Shia Relations: “Plea for a Muslim Peace” — Common Ground News article on learning Lessons from the history of Catholics / Protestants peace treaties of 1648 from Münster, Germany as well as Shi’a Fatimid Dynasty’s Sunni-Shi’a cohabitation of year 970 from Cairo, Egypt

The Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia-Herzegovina Sheikh Mustafa Cerić looks to the past for lessons on improving Sunni-Shi’a relations in today’s Middle East. They are the key to regional stability, he says Today, it’s undeniable that the Middle East is seeing a period of rising sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi’as, especially in Egypt, Syria,…