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Featured articles from nader hashemi

"Why Syria Matters: The Moral Imperative for Bringing Down the House of Al-Assad"
The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, 11 (Spring 2014)

"Rethinking Religion and Political Legitimacy Across the Islam-West Divide"
Philosophy and Social Criticism, 40 (Spring 2014)

"Rowhani's Challenge"
The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, 10 (Summer 2013)

"The Arab Spring Two Years On: Reflections on Dignity, Democracy, and Devotion"
Review essay, Ethics & International Affairs, 27 (Summer 2013)

"Islam and Secularism After the Arab Spring", 19 February 2013

Featured articles from danny postel

"The War on ISIS: Views from Syrian Activists and Intellectuals"
Dissent Blog, blog of Dissent Magazine, 20 September 2014

"Syria, Russia and What Can Be Done: Some Questions for Bob Dreyfuss"
The Nation, 24 February 2014

"The Crisis in Egypt Today: An Interview with Mohammad Fadel"
In The Moment, the blog of Critical Inquiry, 14 October 2013

"Mission Accomplished? Syria, the Antiwar Movement, and the Spirit of Internationalism"
In The Moment, the blog of Critical Inquiry, 30 September 2013
Translated and republished in Arabic on October 4 in  The Republic newspaper.

"Stumbling to Tehran"
Book review of Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with The Islamic Republic of Iran, by Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett, in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, 10 (Summer 2013)

Featured Articles & Op/Eds from Nader Hashemi & Danny Postel

"The Conscience of Syria: An Interview with Activist and Intellectual Yassin al-Haj Saleh"
Boston Review, 12 March 2014

"Use Force to Save Starving Syrians"
New York Times, 10 February 2014

Featured Articles from Douglas Garrison

"On Charlie Hebdo and the Question of an 'Islamic Reformation'"
Muftah Magazine, 13 January 2015

"The Myth of Religious Authenticity"
Muftah Magazine, 25 November 2014

"ISIS, Fear & Authoritarianism in North Africa"
Muftah Magazine, 28 October 2014

Featured articles from visiting scholars

"A State Without a State: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Social Welfare Institutions," by Abdullah Al-Arian
Project on Middle East Political Science, 30 September 2014

"Egypt's Campaign of Elimination: Pro-June 30 Analysts and the Quantitative Rationalization for Egypt's Coup," by Mohamad Elmasry
openDemocracy, 11 March 2014

"A Response to Sherifa Zuhur," by Mohamad Elmasry
Center for Middle East Studies, 20 March 2014

Featured Articles from Affiliate Faculty

Tom Farer:  "The Clash of Cultures, the Tension Within Liberalism, and the Proper Limits of Tolerance"
Human Rights Quarterly, 2014

Randall Kuhn: "Don't lose hope over Arab Spring"
CNN, Fareed Zakaria GPS (blog), 15 January 2013
Full article from Population & Development Review available here

Micheline Ishay: "The Spring of Arab Nations? Paths Toward Democratic Transition"
Philosophy & Social Criticism, 2013