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Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims (...)

Nithin Coca 30/01/19

The two Southeast Asian states might be the best hope for pressure from the Islamic world. By now, the scale of the crisis is clear. There are up to 3 million Turkic Muslims – primarily Uyghurs but also ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz – in a vast (...)

La fragmentation du genre dans l’Irak post-invasion

Didier Epsztajn, Zahra Ali 26/11/18

Recension de Didier Epsztajn à propos de l’article de Zahra Ali consacré à la « fragmentation du genre dans l’Irak post-invasion », dans la revue Nouvelles questions féministes, consacrée aux Solidarités familiales ?. Loin du campisme (l’ennemi de mon (...)

New violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka has old roots

Pravin Prakash 30/03/18

On 5 March 2018, the Sri Lankan government mandated a state of emergency for ten days following riots and a wave of targeted violence against Muslims in the city of Kandy. The latest episode took place after a Sinhalese Buddhist truck driver (...)

Ascenso electoral del conservadurismo evangélico en América Latina

Carlos Martínez García 16/02/18

Un espíritu recorre América Latina, el del conservadurismo evangélico. No es el único espíritu que peregrina por el continente, pero sí uno que tiene atractivo creciente para considerables porcentajes de la población latinoamericana. Con distintos (...)

What’s Attracting Women to Myanmar’s Buddhist Nationalist Movement (...)

Isabel Marler, Macarena Aguilar 05/02/18

Amid Myanmar’s transition towards democracy, a dangerous Buddhist nationalist movement is on the rise, and women are playing a key role. In the hastily-built displacement camps of Rakhine state, in the western part of Myanmar, where some 129,000 (...)

Myanmar : the darker side of buddhism

Paul Fuller 21/11/17

Sitagu Sayadaw is one of the most respected religious leaders in Myanmar. He is very well known for his teachings and for his philanthropic work. He has considerable influence. It therefore surprised many in his native Myanmar and worldwide when (...)

A better political economy of the Rohingya crisis

Lee Jones 12/10/17

In the last few weeks, over 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled a bloody pogrom in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, crossing into Bangladesh. Among the horrified and largely moralistic reactions in the West, some have pointed to economic factors (...)

Marawi and beyond : a look at violent extremism

Steven Rood 10/07/17

Given the continued chatter on social media about the tragic attack by a gunman at Resorts World Casino on 2 June, it is worthwhile to begin this piece by debunking the notion that it might be connected to Islamic State. Granted, ISIS tried to (...)

Secousses islamistes en Indonésie

Marie Beyer, Martine Bulard 29/05/17

Djakarta, 9 mai 2017. « Coupable de blasphème ». Le gouverneur de Djakarta, M. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, couramment appelé Ahok, a été condamné à deux ans de prison ferme pour ce délit, bien inscrit à la Constitution mais très contesté au sein d’une (...)

Controversial Hindu priest chosen as Uttar Pradesh chief minister

Manjari Katju 22/03/17

Yogi Adityanath’s appointment as CM cements the relation between religion and the state under the BJP Yogi Adityanath, the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is a well-known figure in the State. He made headlines in the past with his fiery (...)

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