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Is a Middle East NATO even possible today?

Speaking to Hadley Gamble in an interview with CNBC, King Abdullah II of Jordan said he would endorse the idea of establishing a Middle Eastern NATO. "I was one of the first to bring this issue up," he continued. Recalling that Jordan has been workin... more

What's behind Hamas's rapprochement with Damascus?

Among this week's most prominent developments related to the balance of power in the Middle East is the official statement about a rapprochement that began between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and the Syrian regime; A Hamas official t... more

Why a chief rabbi forbade Jews from entering al-Aqsa Mosque

In his sermon last Saturday, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef criticized the far-right MP Itamar Ben Gvir for visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque with settlers.Yitzhak Yusef had the following to say about the visit: “Keep away from this man and his actions (r... more

‘Pakistan Zindabad’

On March 4, 1948, newly inaugurated Pakistan President Muhammad Ali Jinnah was hosting an important reception at his Karachi office. The Republic of Turkey’s first Ambassador to Pakistan Yahya Kemal Beyatlı presented his letter of trust to Jinnah. Th... more

Ramadan in Bangladesh: A journey through the Muslim world

“Mass iftar (fast-breaking) dinners are usually held in mosques. People send store-bought food, or dishes they cooked themselves to adorn the iftar tables at mosques. I used to send food to the mosque, along with my brother, from time to time. My bro... more

How should we perceive the Muslim world?

Since there is indeed a region called the “Muslim world,” we should contemplate how to perceive this world, as the lack of an appropriate approach leads to results that are far from positive. The Muslim or Islamic world should be viewed: &n... more

Russia’s ancient Kazakhstan report and the Putin effect

In 1759, senior officer of the Russian army Alexei Ivanovich Tevkelev and Petr Rychkov, who was assigned as governor of Orenburg, Russia’s window to the East, prepared a detailed memorandum on the general situation of the Kazakh steppes and the balan... more

The fall of Muslim Granada

“Implementing a fair and efficacious policy in Andalusia was only possible through the strict inspection and audits of relations between the ruler and the ruled, of the administrators, as well as scholars and lawyers, who were the representatives of ... more

Will Eric Zemmour's Islamophobia win him the French presidency?

A book that hit the shelves in the French capital, Paris, on September 8, 2016, deals with topics that this particular author loves to touch upon, such as identity, Islam and the war of civilizations.The author, who insists on the need to protect “Fr... more


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