Monthly Archives: July 2013

Narendra Modi and Indian Secularism

Back from India. The only political question that seems to preoccupy all the political commentators is whether or not Narendra Modi will be the next Indian prime minister. If the “NaMo effect” still needs to be confirmed in the polls, … Continue reading

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On the Arab Spring, post-Islamism and other forms of wishful thinking

The descent of Syria into what looks more and more like a regional religious war between Shiites and Sunnis (comparable in some respects to the Thirty Years’ War in early modern Europe) and the military coup (How do you want … Continue reading

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