“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.
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)
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.”
Jonathan Laurence was interviewed by Dotun Adebayo on BBC 5: Click here to listen (Minute 8:00 to minute 24:00), 9 September 2013
• Il Messaggero (Rome): “Siria: Barack Obama è un moderato,” 4 September 2013
• “Why France is willing to go to war,” Maclean’s (Canada), 11 September 2013
• “Keeping up with the crisis in Syria,” Boston Magazine, 13 September 2013
The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims received two prizes from the American Political Science Association in 2013:
Click here to read the commentary by Jonathan Laurence, “Germany Flexes its Muscles on Syria,” Der Spiegel – online, 23 August 2013:
“Germany has urged caution in response to French calls for the use of force in Syria. Its stance is more than a mere aversion to military intervention, however. The country is quietly asserting itself and fleshing out its foreign policy.”
In French: “Sur la Syrie, l’Allemagne montre ses muscles face à la France,” Slate.fr, 26 August 2013
In Italian: “La Germania flette i muscoli sulla Siria,” Arabpress.eu, 27 August 2013
Click here to read the essay on the Vatican and Muslims: “Pope Francis’s ‘Decretum de Islamicus,’” Brookings UpFront, August 2013 [republished in The Glocal (Hong Kong)].
Click here to read the article in Italian: “Il ‘decretum de Islamicus’ di Papa Francesco,” Arabpress.eu (Translation by Claudia Avolio).
“More than the Turkish government’s assault on the trees in Istanbul’s Gezi Park, the trigger for protestors’ outrage this month was arguably the Prime Minister Erdoğan’s plan to build a 1,500-person mosque in Taksim Square. Unlike recent disputes over mosques near Ground Zero or across from the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, protestors in Istanbul do not question Muslims’ right to build houses of worship. The Turkish taxpayers who demand these mosques be scrapped are articulating a desire for freedom from state religion.” (…)
Click here to read the article in Italian: “Dalla Turchia all’Egitto, i conflitti religiosi territoriali del Medio Oriente,” Arabpress.eu (Translation by Claudia Avolio)