Banning Muslims? Explaining Xenophobia in the US and Europe

Nalisha Asgarali The fear of Islam and its followers is rising globally. With the United States presidential election looming ever closer, the steady “War on Terrorism,” a raging geopolitical war in Syria, a refugee crisis rampant across Europe, and the global security threat posed by ISIS, the world has been increasingly divided over one key demographic: Muslims. […]

Trudeau’s Moment in the Middle East

Mohamad Yaghi In 1919, the then  US President Woodrow Wilson set up an international commission to study the Ottoman Empire’s former mandates and the Middle East’s possible future. Remarkably, Wilson’s intention and objective was to understand the grievances of the Middle East’s inhabitants and create an American policy based on their opinions. Although Wilson’s new […]

The New Caliphate: Governance and the Islamic State

Saad Omar Khan The Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS and ISIL, has been making headlines worldwide over the past few months. The threat to stability in the Middle East invoked by IS has prompted an international response—including a Canadian commitment to send military advisors to Iraq—designed to stem the spread of the group […]