The church of Rouen

Religions and the public sphere

The Quran and Respect for Holy Places

“[…] Had God not driven back the people, some by the means of others, there had been destroyed cloisters and churches, oratories and mosques, wherein God’s Name is much mentioned. Assuredly God will help him who helps Him - Surely God is All-strong, All-mighty" (22:40). This verse of the Quran lies within a crucial passage in which for the first time followers of Muhammad are given permission...

Martino Diez

The Peoples of Islam

How Erdogan Weakened the Military

The Turkish President managed to deplete armed forces from their political prerogatives, weakening their Kemalist component and saving himself from the coup

Giovanni Parigi

The Peoples of Islam

The Coup that brings Erdoğan closer to the dream of a Super Presidency

The president targeted the military, the judiciary, and the education system, which have always opposed his power

Francesca Miglio

Jihadism and violence

Having the Courage to Take a Stand after Nice

The time of gray is over. Only black and white remain, for and against violence

Martino Diez

Religions and the public sphere

What is the Solution for France?

The national “values” that a certain consensus claims are impervious to terrorism now sound empty, and nobody knows what secularism means anymore

Jean Duchesne

Jihadism and violence

Syria, Libya, Iraq: Armed Groups and Power

The collapse or the weakening of Middle Eastern regimes led to the emergence of different ideological, ethnic and sectarian forces increasingly represented by paramilitary movements

Giovanni Parigi



Threats to Religious and Ethnic Minorities Under the Islamic State

Featuring Ambassador David Saperstein, Kent Hill, Sherri Talabani, and others

The Journal


Year 12 no. 23 July 2016

The Qur‘an and its Custodians

Book reviews


History of an ‘Accidental State’

A History of Modern Libya, second edition

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