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To Counter IS in Bangladesh, Look To The Bloggers

If the international community is concerned about the spread of IS in Bangladesh, it should pressure the government to provide a secure space for free media.

The South Asia Channel

Identity Goes Beyond Islam in Pakistan

A country founded on the basis of religious identity, Pakistan must now embrace ethnic pluralism to find unity in the fight against terrorism.

Dispatch

Looking for Allah as a Shiite in Saudi Arabia

I came to Mecca seeking spiritual enlightenment. I found discrimination and distrust.

Argument

Pakistan’s Perpetual Militant Feedback Loop

In the wake of a recent attack in India, Islamabad is again pledging to get tough on militants. Why should this time be any different?

Argument

The War for Islam

Amid a roiling Middle East, Iran and Saudi Arabia are fanning the fires of sectarianism and playing politics in a zero-sum proxy war of religious fervor.

Dispatch

What It’s Like to Live in the Capital of the ‘Caliphate’

Religious sermons, air strikes, and itchy mandatory beards -- just another normal day in Raqqa.

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