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Michele Brignone has been the Executive Director of the Oasis foundation since 2019 and the Editor-in-chief of the journal Oasis since 2018. He obtained his PhD in History, Institutions and International Relations of Extra-European Countries at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2008. Since 2009 he has been Adjunct Professor of Arabic language at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, where he teaches a course on contemporary Islamic political thought. He has also lectured at the Master in Middle Eastern Studies of the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI, Catholic University of Milan) since 2017.
The twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks coincided with the West’s failure in Afghanistan, which is cultural even more than it is political or military. The two events call for a serious reflection on the relationship between the West and the Muslim world
Initially taking no part in the street demonstrations, Islamic institutions and organizations have been closely involved in the post-Arab Spring phase. Changes at the political level have also had an impact on the religious discourse, which has nevertheless failed to respond to the demands voiced during the uprisings