Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar of Texas A&M University describes how to interpret Iran’s Islamic rhetoric;
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd of Northwestern University details how international relations got religion and got it wrong; and
Daniel Philpott of the University of Notre Dame questions if Muslim countries really are unreceptive to religious freedom.
Also on the Monkey Cage this week:
Lawrence Rubin of Georgia Institute of Technology engages the debate on IS and illustrates why the Islamic State won’t become a normal state;
Stephen W. Day of Rollins College explains the complicated reasons why Yemen’s peace talks failed; and
Adam Lichtenheld of University of California, Berkeley tackles how to really help the world’s new refugees.
POMEPS is still accepting proposals for Winter 2015 POMEPS TRE (Travel – Research – Engagement) grants. Political scientists at all stages of their careers are welcome to apply for funding up to $3,000 for travel to the Middle East in support of ongoing research. Complete applications are due by September 15, 2015.