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When crackdowns and cooptation fail: What constrains religious opposition forces in Bangladesh?
It seems unlikely that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will cultivate a vibrant multi-party democracy in Bangladesh.
Exclusion, mistrust and coercion: Religious minorities and Islamic nationhood in Pakistan
Mapping theological tolerance of unbelief, heterodoxy and orthodoxy in Pakistan remains the subject of intense political contestation.
What is Islam? The highly contested debate about ‘Islam’ in Bangladeshi politics and culture
‘Islam’ in Bangladesh should be understood as a phenomenon with complex meanings.
Islamic challenges to Pakistan’s transgender rights law
Pakistan broke ground in 2018 with its legislation of a transgender rights law. But how has the situation unfolded since then?