Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-501) and index.
Overview / Angel M. Rabasa -- Ch. 1. The Middle East : the cradle of the Muslim world / David Thaler -- Ch. 2. The Maghreb / Rollie Lal -- Ch. 3. Turkey : "recessed" Islamic politics and convergence with the west / Ian O. Lesser -- Ch. 4. Iran : what future for the Islamic state? / C. Christine Fair -- Ch. 5. Islam and politics in Pakistan / C. Christine Fair -- Ch. 6. Islam in India / Rollie Lal -- Ch. 7. Central Asia : "apocalypse soon" or eccentric survival? / Cheryl Benard -- Ch. 8. Southeast Asia : moderate tradition and radical challenge / Angel M. Rabasa -- Ch. 9. Islam in West Africa : the case of Nigeria / Peter Chalk -- Ch. 10. Muslim diasporas and networks / Theodore Karasik and Cheryl Benard -- App. Muslim diasporas by country of residence.
"This book examines the major dynamics driving changes in the religious-political landscape of the Muslim world - a vast and diverse region that stretches from Western Africa through the Middle East to the Southern Philippines and includes Muslim communities and diasporas throughout the world - and draws implications of these trends for global security and U.S. and Western interests."--BOOK JACKET.
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