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The wider Middle East: between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Written by Clare Ferguson and Patryk Pawlak, The escalation of the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia – just a few weeks after the two countries sat down at the same table for the first time to discuss the conflict in Syria – comes at a particularly sensitive moment. Diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi … Continue reading

Understanding the branches of Islam

Written by Sebastian Kusserow and Patryk Pawlak with Clare Ferguson On 24 September 2015, all Muslims celebrate the feast of sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha. Whilst the Islamic faith is based on a number of shared fundamental beliefs and practices, over time, leadership disputes within the Muslim community have resulted in the formation of different branches, … Continue reading

China: Assimilating or radicalising Uighurs?

Written by Gisela Grieger The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a restive province in China’s western periphery, is populated in almost equal proportions by Turkic-speaking Uighurs and Mandarin-speaking Han Chinese. The Uighurs, who are predominantly Muslim, call the region East Turkestan. Since October 2013, when China witnessed its first terrorist suicide car attack on Beijing’s … Continue reading

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood experience: International response and regional implications

Accused of taking an authori­tarian turn and being unable to sort Egypt’s economic problems, Mohammed Morsi, the democrat­ically elected Egyptian president was ousted earlier this year. The ensuing crackdown on his party, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), has pushed the organisation to return to the underground organisation with which it had worked for decades. The implications … Continue reading

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