Politics in the Pandemic and Information Age

Politics in the Pandemic and Information Age                                                                                                Author: […]

The Search for Living in Peace

The Search for Living in Peace Author: Hasan Yücel Başdemir* Why do some societies constantly live in conflict, violence, anxiety and misery while some are living in stability, prosperity and peace? Why do some societies not have means of reconciliation to solve the problems which they experienced while other societies have? These are some of […]

The Multi-Polar World of Islam

The Multi-Polar World of Islam Do we have any singular, sacrosanct version of Islam with any central authority? The obvious answer to this question is No, however what is important is to realize that how differences in the interpretations influence the political regimes in which these narratives thrive. The global debate on Islam is largely […]

The Islamic Enlightenment

The Islamic Enlightenment The Islamic world did liberalise – but then came the first world war Christopher de Bellaigue* “It seems vital to recall that hopeful century when the lands of Islam engaged lustily with modernity.” I am quite used to people smirking into their sleeves when they hear that I’ve just written a book […]

Why are Muslim majority countries lagging behind ?

Why are Muslim majority countries lagging behind ?           The problem The World Bank’s page GDP per capita (current US$) gives GDP per capita figures for most countries running back decades. After downloading the data, I prepared the document Countries Ranked by GDP Per Head Quite a few countries have not […]

Migrations

Migrations Author:Dzenan Smajic is a Fellow of Islam & Liberty Network. He is a freelance journalist and blog editor in Bosnia and Herzegovina and author. For decades policymakers have been discussing migration problems and how they are interconnected with democratic deficit in source states and does it mean valuable human capital loss or the picture […]

COVID-19 Does Regime Type Matter

COVID-19 Does Regime Type Matter Author: Ali Salman, CEO Islam & Liberty Network The response of public health authorities to the multi-fold crises imposed by COVID-19 has two dimensions. One dimension is the physical handling of suspect and confirmed cases, which includes testing capability, hospital care and implementation of social distancing measures. The second dimension […]

Mustafa Akyol – Reforms in Islamic World ala Luther or ala Locke

Mustafa Akyol – Reforms in Islamic World ala Luther or ala Locke Pathways to Reform in the Islamic World NEW YORK: “Liberal democracy has emerged from the era of Reformation  and Enlightenment. These movements also nurtured other  ideas like tolerance, diversity, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, equality before law, rule of law, free markets, […]

Malaysia Roots of a Democratic Society

Malaysia Roots of a Democratic Society Malaysia: Roots of a Democratic Society Opening Address by Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Founding President of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), at the Istanbul Network 5th International Conference: Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World   Introduction Assalamu’alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh, good morning and welcome, particularly to […]

Its Time For The Right To Openly Embrace Classically Liberal Muslims

Its Time For The Right To Openly Embrace Classically Liberal Muslims Author: Dan Jones* The West’s manipulation of the world’s second-largest religion for political purposes threatens to do lasting damage to the idea of Islam and its innocent followers. If you were born and raised in the West, think back to your textbooks on world […]