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Austin Bodetti studies the intersection of Islam, culture, and politics in Africa and Asia. His research has appeared in The Daily Beast, USA Today, Vox, and Wired.

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What does Avicenna offer today's Iranians?

16 January, 2019

Feature: The legacy of the medieval polymath Avicenna has offered Iranians an opportunity to engage with the intersection of their Islamic and Persian heritages, writes Austin Bodetti.

How Pakistan could run out of water by 2025

20 December, 2018

With a population of over 200 million, Pakistan consumes significant amounts of water and the South Asian country could soon find itself on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

12 December, 2018

As desertification and other environmental issues threaten the heart of the Middle East, Oman has an opportunity to act as a role model for its Gulf neighbours, writes Austin Bodetti.

Indonesia's eco-theology: An Islamic environmental consciousness

08 November, 2018

A green, eco-centric approach to understanding Islamic teaching is revolutionising environmental protection in the world's most-populous Muslim-majority nation, reports Austin Bodetti.

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

06 November, 2018

The Rohingya influx has contributed to air pollution, deforestation, groundwater pollution, and soil erosion in a country that has already struggled to respond to climate change, writes Austin Bodetti.

Bahrain 'should rebuild relationship' with Shia population

22 October, 2018

Bahrain can only resolve its Shia insurgency by approaching the problem as a matter of democratisation, not counterterrorism, writes Austin Bodetti.

The Islamic State group's failure in Myanmar and Thailand

15 October, 2018

Following their defeat in the Middle East, the Islamic State group has failed to establish itself in Myanmar and Thailand, where Muslims have long faced persecution and waged insurgencies.

Empowering al-Hirak could backfire for the UAE

28 September, 2018

Analysis: While al-Hirak and the UAE may be making common cause against a mutual enemy, their shared interests stop there, writes Austin Bodetti.

Peace in Afghanistan

26 September, 2018

The Taliban and the United States seem to be laying the groundwork for peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan, writes Austin Bodetti.

Islamic Jihad vs Hamas in Gaza

31 August, 2018

Hamas has so far been able to keep its smaller rival in check, but its influence is undeniable, writes Austin Bodetti.

Is the Gulf crisis undermining America's 'war on terror'?

29 August, 2018

Analysis: Gulf tensions bode ill for the American-led effort to fight terror financing in the Middle East, writes Austin Bodetti.

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

23 July, 2018

Analysis: The UAE has established spheres of influence from the deserts of Libya to the shores of Yemen, flying under the radar amid headline-grabbing Saudi interventions elsewhere, writes Austin Bodetti.

Austin Bodetti
Austin Bodetti

Austin Bodetti studies the intersection of Islam, culture, and politics in Africa and Asia. His research has appeared in The Daily Beast, USA Today, Vox, and Wired.

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