The United States, Iran and the Enemy

The United States and Iran are caught in a cycle of suspicion and mistrust. Their relationship is poisoned by what political scientists would call a mutual, pathological “enemy image,” or the persistent tendency to assume the worst in rivals. Unless perception on both sides of this divide improves, the chance of war will remain very high.

  • 29 September 2019 12:01

Islamic International Law and States of the Islamic Milieu

It is important to keep in mind that Muslim-majority states—as members of the international system—are subject to influences of power and interest. Indeed, these states, regardless of their embeddedness in the Islamic legal tradition make their decisions in the world of strategy.

  • 05 October 2019 14:26

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