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Islam & Muslim Societies

January 2014

Securing Indian Interests in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

C. Christine Fair


This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

November 2013

Islamic Finance: Sources of Growth and Prospects for Global Development

Daud Vicary Abdullah

Policy Q&A

Daud Vicary Abdullah (The Global University of Islamic Finance) offers insights on the recent growth of Islamic finance, the development of the industry in Malaysia, and the hurdles to its continued development in the United States and other parts of the world.

September 2011

The Next Ten Years of Post-9/11 Security Efforts

Slade Gorton

Policy Q&A

Ahead of the 9/11 Conference that NBR’s Slade Gorton International Policy Center will host on September 9, Sen. Gorton reviewed the last decade of security policy and previewed the challenges to come.

July 2011

Gorton Center Discussion Series Presents: The Arab Spring

Event Multimedia & Summary

On July 21, 2011, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center at NBR hosted a roundtable discussion on "The Arab Spring" to discuss these and other issues with three experts on democracy-promotion who have been in the Middle East and North Africa this past year. LIsten to audio from the event.

June 2011

International Security through a Global Health Lens: Expanding the Arsenal

Event Multimedia & Summary

The NBR Center for Health and Aging (CHA) hosted a roundtable discussion that explored the unexpected interconnections between security and health with featured guests Dr. Erfa Iqbal and Dr. Najwa Khuri-Bulos. The discussion was co-hosted by NBR and Women in International Security (WIIS) and moderated by Bidisha Biswas, Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University and Head of the WIIS Pacific Northwest Chapter.

January 2011

The Militant Challenge in Pakistan

C. Christine Fair


This article examines Pakistan’s use of asymmetric warfare as an instrument of foreign policy toward India since 1947 and in Afghanistan since the 1960s.

February 2010

Muslim Grassroots Leaders in India: National Issues and Local Leadership

Dietrich Reetz


This essay examines recent trends in the evolution of traditional and nontraditional forms of Muslim leadership and association in India marked by wide diversity and a notable absence of national leaders.

February 2010

Media-Based Preachers and the Creation of New Muslim Publics in Pakistan

Mumtaz Ahmad


This essay examines four emerging popular Muslim religious leaders in Pakistan, their use of new media, and their impact on traditional religious authority.

February 2010

Religious Figures, Insurgency, and Jihad in Southern Afghanistan

Thomas H. Johnson


This essay examines the social and political roles of religious figures in southern Afghanistan in an attempt to develop a more nuanced understanding of the present insurgency.

January 2010

Students Islamic Movement of India and the Indian Mujahideen: An Assessment

C. Christine Fair

Policy Shorts

This essay assesses the organization, ideology, and membership of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), as well as India’s ability to contend with this domestic security threat.

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China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
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Electricity at the Right Price
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First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
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Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
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