Essay: A Historic Compromise in Tunisia? | Brookings Institution | The Economist

“…The birthplace of the Arab Spring offers a tantalizing third way toward Islamist participation in the democratic process: a Goldilocks outcome between Turkish majoritarianism and Egyptian militarism…” Click here to read the essay on Brookings UpFront. (Available here in Italiano).

The Economist.com discussed the UpFront essay and its implications for European Islam in a posting, “Carthage, Rome and Beyond” by Erasmus. Click here to read.

 

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Op-Ed: French Jihadism and Jewish Flight | Brookings

From “French Jihadism and Jewish Flight” by Jonathan Laurence (Brookings Institution, October 2014)

Excerpt:

“…Currently home to Europe’s largest Muslim and Jewish communities, 2014 France will be remembered as the year that record numbers of French Muslims and Jews heeded the old populist call to ‘love it or leave it.’

… Unlike Germany, whose postwar vocation included “mastering the past,” French politics never fully digested the impact of the last century’s colonial and wartime history on the current political position of its minorities. As a result, Jews and Muslims in France feel more victimized by discrimination than any of their European brethren – despite the fact that Jewish and Muslim community organizations enjoy excellent access to policymakers….”

Click here to read the article  (October 2014)

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Interviews: US-Germany Spying Scandal | BBC | La Repubblica

Jonathan discussed German-US relations with The World on BBC/PRI, La Repubblica, The World Today on Australian ABC, and with The Hill (Washington, DC).

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Essay: The Berlin Republic in the 21st Century | Brookings

Center on the US and Europe, The Brookings Institution, No.55, June 2014

In his latest US-Europe Analysis Paper, Jonathan Laurence discusses the major challenges facing Germany in its quest for a foreign and defense policy that can best complement its economic might. Download the paper here.

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Interviews: US Visits of Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande | The Hill | Les Echos

Jonathan provided commentary to The Hill in the article “NSA looms over Merkel-Obama Visit” 

Click here to read Jonathan’s interview with L’Opinion; and in Les Echos (February 2014)

Laurence contributed a short article on “François Hollande’s France” to the Transatlantic Academy’s first annual report on the State of the Transatlantic World (2014).

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News: Algeria Research visit | BC Chronicle

The Boston College Chronicle wrote an article about Laurence’s recent field research trip to Algeria in February.

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Op Ed: Germany’s New Grand Coalition | Brookings

“The new German government could seize this moment to live up to its real strengths as a broker, bridge-builder…”

Read the essay by Jonathan Laurence on Brookings UpFront here.

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Op Ed: Islam between Turkey and Germany, and Morocco and France | Die Welt | La Croix

Click here to read Jonathan’s Op-Ed (19. 12. 13, Die Welt, in German) about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new citizenship law and its link to the development of German Islam.

The article is available here in English.

Jonathan’s related research was discussed in La Croix  (31. 12, 13, in French)

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Video: Book Interview | New Mexico PBS | October 2013

Click here to watch the discussion about The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims conducted by Furhana Afrid on NM-PBS’s In Focus talk show.

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Essay: Islam and the Left | Dissent Magazine | The Economist

Jonathan’s article on the relationship of European social democratic parties with Muslim voters is featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Dissent Magazine.

Erasmus responded to the Dissent essay on The Economist.com: “Islam and the European Left.”

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