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Appeared in: Volume 10, Number 5
Published on: April 9, 2015
Understanding Our Adversaries
Those Crazy Christians

The West is struggling to navigate Islam’s major sectarian cleavage; about 500 years ago a Muslim superpower navigated Christendom’s Wars of the Reformation. Anything to learn here, perhaps?

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family Fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and author of The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty First-Century’s First Muslim Power (Potomac Books). The author thanks Gábor Ágoston and Jim Jeffrey for reviewing this article.
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