Shiraz Maher Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 292 pages, $29.93, Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0190651121) Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea deals with one of the most pertinent and complex questions of our times: the appeal and resilience of Salafi-Jihadi movements despite decades of forcedContinue Reading

Muhammad Qasim Zaman Islam in Pakistan: A History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-691-14922-6, 401pp., N.p.)   Recent terrorist attacks in the name of Islam amid President Trump’s approach toward Pakistan highlight the question of the relation between Pakistan and Islamic extremism. Some observers attempt to place all burdensContinue Reading

Ian Hurd How to Do Things with International Law (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017, ISBN: 9780691170114., Pp.187, $ 29.95.) Conventional legal scholarship views international rule of law as one ideal in an assemblage of values that governs modern nation-states. They believe that rule of law can transform the chaotic internationalContinue Reading