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What's So Political About 'Political' Islam?

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Osman, Tarek. Islamism: What it Means for the Middle East and the World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 

Wood, Graeme. The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State. New York: Random House, 2016.



Hamid, Shadi. "Islamism, the Arab Spring, and the failure of America‚Äôs do-nothing policy in the Middle East." Brookings Institution. October 14, 2015. 

Trofimov, Yaroslav. "The Crisis of Political Islam." Wall Street Journal. July, 22 2016.

Waterbury, John. "Review: The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State; The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory." Foreign Affairs. May/June, 2017.

Wood, Graeme. "True Believers: How ISIS Made Jihad Religious Again." Foreign Affairs. Sept/October, 2017.



"Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World." A conversation with Shadi Hamid and Elise Labott at the Aspen Ideas Festival, 2016