Arif Rafiq is a fellow at the Center for Global Policy. He is writing a book on the history of Muslims in New York City.
The Taliban regime may last longer than before, as it controls more territory and could see global recognition. But holding onto power would require it to make a break with its past.
Narendra Modi, Donald Trump and US politicians unite under the banner of Islamophobia.
US Senator Lindsey Graham's statements during his Pakistan visit indicate that the US is looking to cut its losses in Afghanistan.
The longest war in US history could be about to get worse as private companies compete to take up more combat duties.
As India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi marches through the institutions of the state, Muslims and other minorities are becoming increasingly imperiled and marginalised.
Is the world's largest democracy also becoming the largest source of extreme Hindu nationalism?
The rise of majoritarianism fueled by Hindu ultra-nationalism threatens India's pluralistic, rich and diverse traditions. Muslims have become targets in India and their oppressors enjoy impunity and oxygen from the government.
The juxtaposition of Islam as the polar opposite of the values held dear in the West — freedom, equality, and tolerance — is not consistent with history.
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