On August 25, 2015, the Transatlantic Academy published a new paper by Fulbright-Schuman fellow Sarah Wolff entitled "U.S. and EU Engagement with Islamists in the Middle East and North Africa." The Arab uprisings have reminded U.S. and EU diplomats that they need to communicate with Islamist actors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
On July 22, 2015, the George Washington University Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) published a collection of essays on "Islam and International Order" in cooperation with the Transatlantic Academy.
On June 19, 2015, The Transatlantic Academy published a paper by Sumit Ganguly. This policy paper outlines the pathways through which religious nationalism entered the Indian political arena, discusses the concomitant decline of secularism in India, and traces the gradual emergence of a Hindu nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
How can we explain the return of religion as a strong social phenomenon, often related to increasing social tensions? Once we understand the causes of intensified religious activities, what can be done to weaken the trend toward religious violence?
WASHINGTON (April 28, 2015) – Religion has reemerged as a major factor on both sides of the Atlantic. Religiously motivated terrorist attacks in Europe have renewed debate on the relationship between Islam and the West.
I am pleased to introduce the second edition of The State of the Transatlantic World. As with last year’s edition, we have assembled essays from a number of current and former fellows of the Transatlantic Academy to offer their insights on significant developments in transatlantic relations over the past year and offer some glimpses on what to expect in the year to come.
On February 2, 2015 the Transatlantic Academy published "The Guardians of Traditional Values: Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church in the Quest for Status", as part of the Transatlantic Academy Paper Series.