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ShariahWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Shariah: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

John L. Esposito and Natana J. DeLong-Bas

Published in Print: 
26 July 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197569887
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199325054.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199325054
Sharia is by now a term that most Americans and Europeans recognize, though few really understand what it means. Often portrayed as a medieval system used by religious zealots to oppress ... More
United StatesForeign Policy Strategy and Domestic Politics

United States: Foreign Policy Strategy and Domestic Politics  

Bruce W. Jentleson

in Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know

Published in Print: 
09 January 2022
Series: 
What Everyone Needs to Know
Published Online: 
26 January 2023
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197530313.003.0006
Format: 
chapter
This chapter focuses on US sanctions policy. Key questions addressed: Why does the US use sanctions so much more frequently than any other country? What types of sanctions does the US make ... More
Sudan, South Sudan, and DarfurWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Andrew S. Natsios

Published in Print: 
07 June 2012
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197570005
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199764204.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199764204
For thirty years Sudan has been a country in crisis, wracked by near-constant warfare between the north and the south. But on July 9, 2011, South Sudan became an independent nation. As ... More
Burma/MyanmarWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)  

David Steinberg

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197570166
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199981687
It is unlikely that any country in Asia in recent years has undergone such internal policy shifts in so short a time as Myanmar. Until recently, the former British colony had one of the ... More
The Arab Uprisings and Their Fallout

The Arab Uprisings and Their Fallout  

James L. Gelvin

in The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
Jan 2024
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197622087.003.0002
Format: 
chapter
Chapter 2 examines the Arab uprisings of 2010–2011, their background and varied paths and ramifications. Rather than separating these uprisings out ... More
Free speech fundamentals

Free speech fundamentals  

Nadine Strossen

in Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
Nov 2023
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197699645.003.0002
Format: 
chapter
This chapter shows that knowledge about free speech is essential for exercising and defending one’s own free speech rights. It cites inspiring examples of even people who are too ... More

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