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SWP: The Challenge of Islamists for EU and US Policies: Conflict, Stability and Reform

Editors: Muriel Asseburg, and Daniel Brumberg
November 12, 2007

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Islamist politics pose one of the most important and complex set of challenges that the US and Europe face today. Foreign policies have not reflected that complexity adequately, but have focused to a large degree on Islamist actors with a global jihadist agenda and the global "war on terror." Also, while the debates in the academic and think tank community around the inclusion of moderate Islamists have found their way into US democracy promotion approaches, they have been much less reflected in European policies. This volume therefore sheds light on some of the issues linked to political Islam.

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