This blog has become quite stagnant over the last year, and it directly correlates to my having started grad school last fall. While it was definitely an exciting year, and well worth all the stress, my free time became almost nonexistent and my energy constantly dwindled to unprecedented (and sometimes alarming) lows. Despite my year-long radio … Continue reading Updates!
Al Noor An excerpt from my Bachelor's thesis, this essay, published in Boston College's Al Noor Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies examines the history and evolution of Salafi doctrine stemming from the earliest emergence of what can today be called Salafi strains of thought. This essay appeared in the Fall 2015 issue (Vol. … Continue reading The Evolution of Salafism: A History of Salafi Doctrines
Muftah As part of the special collection on Religion and Politics over at Muftah.org, I wrote a piece on the Nour Party in Egypt and their current struggle in trying to maintain their political influence. After aligning themselves with President Sisi following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the Salafist Nour Party was one of the only … Continue reading Striving to Remain Relevant: The Nour Party in Sisi’s Egypt
For the Fall 2014 Issue of the IR Review I co-wrote the editorial (pg. 50) with a fellow editor on the prevalence of transnational fighters affecting international politics at the time (of course this plight is still quite relevant with ISIS continuing its rampage in Iraq and Syria even today).
February 13, 2014, IR Review Staff Blog By Fatima Mohie-Eldin Over the past few years, Turkey has witnessed growing dissatisfaction with the AKP government, and specifically with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who many feel does not acknowledge the needs of his constituents. In the past year alone, “Turks have protested against the deteriorating state … Continue reading IR Review Staff Blog: “Protests and Corruption: The Struggle against Erdoğan’s Growing Authoritarianism in Turkey”
January 31, 2013, IR Review Staff Blog By Fatima Mohie-Eldin On Dec. 14, 2012, Americans were saddened and shocked to learn of the horrible shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT. The events of that day were undoubtedly appalling, and were unfortunately paralleled on the other side of the world at an elementary … Continue reading IR Review Staff Blog: “ATTACK ON CHINESE SCHOOL: AN ABERRATION OR AN EPIDEMIC?”
Dec. 22, 2011, IR Review Staff Blog By Fatima Mohie-Eldin North Koreans seem to be experiencing a period of extreme grief since the death of Kim Jong-il, North Korea’s supreme leader, on Dec. 17, 2011, according to an announcement broadcasted by the state-run station KRT. Kim, who died of a heart attack at the age … Continue reading IR Review Staff Blog: “A Transition to Peace or a Continuation of Control?”