Recovering the Origins of Islam

July 18 2013

Three new books shed new light on the clash of empires and religions from Africa to Persia in the midst of which Islam emerged.

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More about: Arabia, Byzantine Empire, Christianity, Ethiopia, Islam, Persia, Zoroastrianism

By Arresting Foreigners and Detaining Ships, Iran Reverts to Its Favorite Method of Diplomacy

July 23 2019

On Friday, Iranian naval vessels seized an oil tanker flying the British flag, along with its crew. Taking foreigners hostage has long been a preferred tactic of the Islamic Republic, as Bobby Ghosh writes:

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More about: Emmanuel Macron, France, Iran, United Kingdom