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For All That Changed, Hamas is Still Hamas

For All That Changed, Hamas is Still Hamas

Matthew Levitt— Over the last 18 years, since I wrote Hamas: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad, Hamas has experienced significant change—just not in the ways many… READ MORE

Joint Jihad

Joint Jihad

Wolfgang G. Schwanitz— Parliaments cry about a “pan-Islamic danger,” noted the Islam scholar Martin Hartmann. “But are fellow Muslims really our enemies?”1 He asked this 111 years ago as a… READ MORE

Ep. 126 — Do States Act Rationally?

Ep. 126 — Do States Act Rationally?

In this episode of the Yale University Press Podcast, we talk with John J. Mearsheimer and Sebastian Rosato about How States Think: The Rationality of Foreign Policy. Starting with a… READ MORE

To the Unsung Interpreters

To the Unsung Interpreters

Nile Green— Today we take all sorts of cultural knowledge for granted. Few people nowadays have probably never heard of the Buddha or Confucius. Yet much of today’s global understanding… READ MORE

Gilgamesh in the Twenty-first Century

Gilgamesh in the Twenty-first Century

Sophus Helle— “Gilgamesh is tremendous!” the poet Rainer Maria Rilke exclaimed in 1916. “I hold it to be the greatest thing a person can experience.” Many modern readers have shared… READ MORE

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