Geopolitics and International Relations

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Our approach to geopolitics and international relations surveys the geographic, diplomatic, legal, and organizational factors which influence the relationship between contemporary Muslim polities and various international actors.

The ummatic study of geopolitics and international relations is also a study of the Muslim Umma from a global perspective. It serves as a crucible for new and inventive ways of thinking about these disciplines with the ummatic discourse at its core.

Some of the questions and areas covered by our study of Geopolitics and International Relations

How the Muslim world can navigate the current era of power transition and vacuum

What trends in global politics geopolitical thinkers must know in order to address the immediate challenges facing Muslim societies

How Muslims can promote and build forums to create a new generation of scholars that look beyond nationalism and think ummaticly about international politics

How to revive the classical siyar literature to theorize about contemporary international relations

What material and conceptual challenges Muslim societies face that hinder ummatic unity and how they can be addressed

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