Islam & Liberty is is a platform that seeks to give a voice for the millions of Muslims for whom the values of liberty, democracy, and human rights are an essential part of their faith.
Our research centres on topic such as Islamic reform, radicalisation, populism, the global rise in authoritarianism, civic nationalism and inclusiveness, and is available in multiple media formats.
Arab Tyrant Manual
The Arab Tyrant Manual is an anti-authoritarian platform that seeks to analyze and educate on the strategies, imperatives, and behavior of dictators and aspiring dictators.
The podcast, available in English and Arabic, focusses on freedom, human rights and the fight against all forms of authoritarianism – social, political or religious - with a special focus on the Arab world.
The Radicalisation Roadmap
After a decade and a half of war on terror, largely viewed as a failure, and many CVE projects of contested effectiveness, the problem is still getting worse. Despite extensive research on radicalisation in the last decade, this has not been translated to public understanding or society-wide programs. This atmosphere of poor public understanding has presented an opportunity for populists to sell fear-based solutions that are widely known among academics and experts to be counter-productive. Public discourse over radicalisation has been simplistic, swinging between nationalistic populism and cultural relativism.
Radicalisation is closely related to the values of coexistence, equality, and human rights – the principles often talked of as "liberal values". This forthcoming project aims to improve public understanding of the radicalisation process and its drivers, as only a widespread understanding can result in more holistic responses across society, and a demand for better policy.