Geopolitics & International Relations

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 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

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

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

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

Latest on Geopolitics and International Relations

Nationalism and Ummatic Solidarity: Reflections on a British memo (1917) from colonial East Africa

Alexander Thurston
November 14, 2023

Secular Integration Models and Global Governance Schemes: Lessons for Ummatic Integration

Alexander Thurston
May 4, 2023

Irredeemable Failure: The Modern Nation-State as a Nullifier of Ummatic Unity

Joseph Kaminski
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The Roots of Regional Wars

Ibrahim Moiz
December 1, 2022

The Case Against ‘Islamism’

Asim Qureshi
October 22, 2022

The Indigenized War on Terror and Its Implications for the Muslim World

Ibrahim Moiz
September 12, 2022

Protecting the Vulnerable: Failures of the Liberal Order and the Potential for an Umma-Centered Global Imaginary

Hafsa Kanjwal
September 12, 2022

The United States, West Africa, and Islam: Connections, Romanticization, and Securitization

Alexander Thurston
September 12, 2022

The Case Against ‘Islamism’ (Summary)

Asim Qureshi
June 20, 2022



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