Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru

Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru is a Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University, USA. He is the author of Secularism and State Policies toward Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey, and Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison.

Opinion: Is Pakistan’s blasphemy law a result of the ulema-state alliance?

Junaid Hafeez, a university lecturer in Pakistan, had been imprisoned for six years when he was sentenced to death in December 2019. The charge: blasphemy, specifically...

How can Muslims stop living in history? GVS Exclusive Interview with Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru

Why the Muslim world failed to democratize? What are the reasons behind the rise of authoritarianism and underdevelopment in Muslim majority countries? Professor Ahmet T. Kuru wrote Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison, which has become co-winner of the American Political Science Association's International History and Politics Section Book Award, to answer these important questions. GVS Assistant Editor Farah Adeed discusses these important questions with Prof. Kuru in this exclusive interview. A must-read for the students of Political Science, History, International Relations, and CSS aspirants.

Emmanuel Macron does not need to build an Enlightenment Islam, because that already exists

A French high school teacher who had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his class was beheaded on Oct. 16 by an 18-year-old Muslim...