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Malcolm X and the Difficulties of Diplomacy

Malcolm X and the Difficulties of Diplomacy

In 1964, Malcolm X embarked on a 23-week journey across Africa and the Middle East. The ambitious campaign of personal diplomacy to raise awareness of racism in the United States would transform his religious and political outlook but also reveal the limits of postcolonial solidarity.

In Postwar Sarajevo, the Similarities With Middle East Turmoil Resonate

In Postwar Sarajevo, the Similarities With Middle East Turmoil Resonate

During a recent trip abroad, I visited Bosnia-Herzegovina, curious to see how a European country that broke up and later survived a sectarian war might look three decades on. I’ve had this curiosity about the aftermath of war and carnage ever since I could remember, mainly because, like so many of my generation in the Middle East and, unfortunately, so many more of the younger generations there, I grew up bearing witness to war, wondering how a nation might one day overcome its own mistakes and misfortune — or not.

Tampa’s Muslims Thrive, but Political Crosscurrents Create Dilemmas

Tampa’s Muslims Thrive, but Political Crosscurrents Create Dilemmas

Tampa’s Muslims are shaping local, statewide and national elections with the increasing political power that comes with such a substantial presence. But that influence is far from monolithic: The Muslim community’s shifting political crosscurrents and fault lines mean it doesn’t align neatly with either camp in the country’s increasingly polarized landscape.

The Enigmatic Power of Paul Kagame

The Enigmatic Power of Paul Kagame

Rwanda held its presidential and legislative elections on July 15. Thirty years after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis, two-thirds of the country have grown up under only one president: Paul Kagame. New Lines dives into their lives and the nature of his power.

Textbooks of Jihad

Textbooks of Jihad

Alongside new textbooks, authorities in Sanaa have organized summer camps, in-school festivals and other educational activities that orient students toward the battlefield. As Yemen’s conflict nears its second decade, the Houthis are striving to place the next generation on a war footing and have shown no qualms about sending underage soldiers into combat.