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The Putin government has worked hard to co-opt the country's Muslim population for its own political goals, but the ever-changing Islamic landscape defies categorization. Read this Foreign Affairs essay by Robert D. Crews to better understand the history or Russia's relationship with Islam. Visit "Foreign Affairs" »
CFR's Ed Husain participated in a rare meeting of Islam's top religious authorities in Abu Dhabi last week. Organized by Mauritanian scholar Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, the conference brought together imams and muftis from around the world to address extremist narratives. In this op-ed, Mr. Husain explains why this gathering, supported by the United Arab Emirates, represented a crucial step in the right direction for Muslim thought leadership. Learn More »
In this Foreign Affairs snapshot, Marisa L. Porges, research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, details the burdens Jordan is experiencing as a result of its ever-growing Syrian refugee population. If Jordan does not get the help it needs from the United States and others, preexisting problems like access to affordable housing, education, and medicine, will be exacerbated and further destabilize the region. Read the Snapshot »
Writing about Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the New York Times'sManal al-Sharif suggests that the government is walking a fine line between moderates and conservatives. Sharif writes, "while dismantling of the force is unrealistic, this delicate moment opens a window of opportunity for Saudis" to "weaken the commission's influence." Read the Op-ed »
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