It is the state itself that is ensuring that Muslims are collectively pushed to the edge of public life with extremely serious short-, medium-, and long term consequences for democratic politics.
In 2013, for the first time since World War II, the number of those forcibly displaced from their homes exceeded 50 million.
Several of today’s most powerful leaders are proud to be authoritarian, and commend it as an example to others. The hope is that not many will join this exclusive club.
The complexity is reduced to musings on the religiosity of ISIL, inconsequential debates about its appellation, conspiratorial thinking about its socio-genesis, premature announcements of its defeat.
No strategy is realistic unless it addresses the atrocities that enable ISIL to grow: Iraq’s Shiite militias and Assad’s barrel-bombing of civilians.
The UK has engaged in abuse and torture during the "War on Terror" whilst, simultaneously, maintaining that its actions are driven by the ideals of democracy and human rights.
It isn't sufficient to rely on statist logic to explain the main patterns of behavior that constitute world politics in 21st century, which reflect agendas of political extremists and transnational co
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