How Salafism Came to Europe | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | The Economist | July 2016

[The article is available here in English and here in Arabic translation]

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After Paris, 13 November 2015 | NPR | NYT | Foreign Affairs

• Laïcité without Égalité?, [available via Brookings], Foreign Affairs, Nov. 19, 2015

On the French Muslim community and the state, Al Jazeera, Nov. 19, 2015

Background Q&A / FAQ on Terror in ParisReligion & Politics, Nov. 18, 2015

The complicated relationship of France and the Muslim world, WHYY – Philadelphia Public Radio, Nov. 18, 2015

What it means to be Muslim in France, WGBH – Boston Public Radio, Nov. 17, 2015

More scrutiny of those who go to Syria, and a long range view, are needed, New York Times – Op Ed / Room for Debate, Nov. 16, 2015

After Paris Killings, Focus Returns to Muslim Communities in France, NPR – All Things Considered, Nov. 15, 2015

 

 

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Essays: After Charlie Hebdo, Hyper Cacher & Lyon | Foreign Affairs | Slate | CNN

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Essay: Tunisia, The Courage of Compromise | Reset DOC Italy

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Live Interviews from Paris: CNN | MSNBC

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Print & Radio: After Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher | WSJ | NYT | Economist

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Interview: Morocco’s Regional Islam policy * | Libération

Entretien avec Jonathan Laurence paru dans Libération: “La Formation religieuse cache une lutte d’influence entre le Maroc et l’Algérie” (5 janvier 2015)

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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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