Mustafa Malik – Published writings

Commentaries, Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Monographs

A Woman’s Head Scarf, a Continent’s Discomfort

“Can the U.S. save the Jordanian throne?” San Francisco Chronicle, February 20, 2011.

“Pakistan: Can U.S. policy save the day?,” Middle East Policy, Summer 2009.

“News of Pakistan’s demise in premature,” Daily Star, Beirut, May 22, 2009.

“U.S. pipe dream in Pakistan,” Philadelphia Daily News, May 19, 2009.

“Defeating the Taliban is a pipe dream,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 2009.

“The threat to ME peace,” Dawn, January 27, 2009.

“Gaza war bolsters Hamas, resistance to U.S. hegemony,” Islam Today, January 25, 2009.

“BD secularists in Islamic cloak,” Dawn, January 8, 2009.

“Mumbai, 9/11 sparked by sense of siege,” Islam Today, Dec. 20, 2008.

“Focus should be on Afghan leadership,” Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 10, 2008.

“Pakistani army reluctant to fight Taliban,” Columbus Dispatch, July 5, 2008

“Pakistan’s odd dance with theTaliban, Daily Star, July 1, 2008.

“Caught up in the terror trap,” Providence Journal, June 3, 2008

“Suspected by my country,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 25, 2008.

“Under suspicion, American style,” Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon; May 20, 2008.

“Let democracy fight terrorism in Pakistan,” Baltimore Sun, April 3, Austin American Statesman, April 2, 2008.

“Ameen Bhai: Towering symbol of Sylheti culture.,” Jugobheri – 75th Anniversary Issue, Sylhet, Bangladesh, 2008.

“Pakistan: Terror War Bolsters Islamism, Nationhood,” Middle East Policy, Spring 2008.

“America should leave Pakistan alone,” San Diego Union-Tribune, November 9, 2007.

“Pakistan’s political muddle,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 5, 2007.

“U.S.-Iran détente at last?” Dawn, August 2, 2007.

“Détente with Iran could be good for U.S.,” Columbus Dispatch, July 27, 2007.

“U.S. pact with Iran picks up momentum,” Omaha World Herald, July 14, 2007.

“Detente with Iran” San Francisco Chronicle, July 13, 2007.

“U.S., Turkey on brink?’ Zaman, June 12, 20007.

“Mahmud Ali: Turbulent life shaped by tough calls,” New Age, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 9, 2006.

“There is no Democratic solution in Iraq,” Daily Star, Beirut, November 23, 2006.

“Covering Islam: Begin at op-ed page,” Masthead (Journal of the National Conference of Editorial Writers), Summer 2006.

“Change guards at Persian Gulf,” Zaman, Istanbul, Turkey, April 20, 2006.

Media and Iraqi Attitudes Towards the U.S., Arlington, Va.: Global Challenges Group, February 2006.

Communication across Cultures: The Hermeneutics of Cultures and Religions in a Global Age. Chibueze C. Udeani, Veerachart Nimanong, Zou Shipeng, Mustafa Malik, eds. ISBN-13: 978-1-56518-240-0 (paper).

“Pluralism and cultural racism,” Middle East Policy, Washington, D.C., Fall 2005.

“Who is winning the war on terror?” Dawn, Karachi, Pakistan, October 14, 2005.

“Terrorism in pursuit of Western values,” Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon, October 7, 2005.

“Neocolonialism’s last hurrah,” Zaman, October 6, 2005.

“The price tag for alliance with the U.S.,” Dawn, August 26, 2005.

““Have a moderate Islamist over for coffee,” Daily Star, August 26, 2005.

“U.S. should pay more attention to moderate Islamists,” Columbus Dispatch, August 25, 2005.

“Consider real causes of Muslim terrorism,” Omaha World-Herald,” August 1, 2005.

“The problem is occupation, not Islamic ideology,” Daly Star, August 1, 2005.

“Get on with reunification,” Concept, August 2005.

“Muslim world’s ‘mind-set’,” Fortworth Star-Telegram,” August 1, 2005.

“Iraq occupation at root of Islamist rage,” Columbus Dispatch, July 26, 2005.

“Ms. Rice got it wrong!” Zaman, Istanbul, June 29, 2005.

“Rx for Muslim societies: democracy for freedom?”, Middle East Policy, Summer 2005.

“A woman’s head scarf, a continent’s discomfort,” Washington Post, Outlook section, March 13, 20005.

Malik, Mustafa, et al (eds.), Communications Across Cultures: The Hermeneutics of Cultures and Religions in a Global Age (Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2005).

“Islam’s emerging ‘Third Space’ in the West,” In Mustafa Malik, et al (eds.), Communications Across Cultures: The Hermeneutics of Cultures and Religions in a Global Age (Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2005).

“Whose war is it now?” Boston Globe, Dec. 23, 2004.

“U.S. unwittingly aids Iraq in gaining Iraqi foothold,” Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 22, 2004.

“When ignorance is bliss,” Concept, December 2004.

“Sectarian maneuvers threaten Iraq,” Iran Daily, Dec. 2, 2004.

“Sectarian electoral maneuvers may break Iraq apart,” Daily Star, November 27, 2004.

“Sistani’s obsession,” Zaman, November 17, 2004.

“U.S. election: Bet on humility,” Zaman, Nov. 2, 2004.

“Islamo-Christian civilization,” (review essay) Middle East Policy, Fall 2004.

“Muslims pluralize the West, resist assimilation,” Middle East Policy, Spring 2004.

“Islam, terrorism and fundamentalism,” Zaman, Sept. 14, 2004.

“Transnational political Islam,” review essay, Middle East Policy, Summer 2004.

“EU accession: Let Turks be Turks,” Zaman, July 23, 2004.

“Saving the region from a dangerous plot,” Zaman, July 1, 2004.

“Kurds’ struggle for autonomy threatens to spark a civil war,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 17, 2004.

“America could kill Iraq democratically,” Daily Star, June 8, 2004.

“Kurdish autonomy must be addressed,” Columbus Dispatch, June 2, 2004.

“Bringing Israel into NATO alliance is a bad idea,” Daily Star, Feb. 9, 2004.

“A Crusader state again,” New Nation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 7, 2004.

“Democracy grows on Muslim soil in Bangladesh,” Denver Post, Sept. 21, 2003.

“In Bangladesh, Islam with an anti-American edge,” Houston Chronicle, Sept 12, 2003.

“Islam’s evolution in secular nation,” Austin American Statesman, Sept. 12, 2003.

“Bangladesh being changed by Islam, and vice versa,” Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 8, 2003.

“A new culture could save the Democratic Party,” Austin American-Statesman, May 29, 2003.

“History will see Palestinian chief more kindly,” Columbus Dispatch, May 10, 2003.

“Democracy may come to Islamic governments,” Detroit News, April 21, 2003.

“America, say hello to Islam,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 21, 2003.

“The wrong ‘battle plan’ for peace,” Philadelphia Daily News, April 4, 2003.

“Don’t expect instant democracy,” Hartford Courant, March 17, 2003.

“Bernard Lewis and the decline of Muslim civilization,” Middle East Policy, June 2002.

“Spookier than bin Laden,” Miami Herald, November 1, 2001.

“Kashmir: Waiting for the high tide,”Kansas City Star, October 11, 2001.

“U.S. pushes Pakistan toward danger zone,” Boston Globe, September 19, 2001

“Islam in Europe: Quest for a paradigm,” Middle East Policy, June 2001, pp. 100-115.

“Balkan blind spot,” News Watch January 20, 2000

“Clinton’s Kashmir cul-de-sac,” Boston Globe, March 17, 2000

Islam, Democracy and Postmodernism (Washington, D.C: Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, 2000)

“Is it terrorism — or culture war? Vol. 5, No. 1232 – The American Reporter – December 28, 19

“Kosovo: A milestone in Christian-Muslim relations,” Middle East Insight, July 1999.

“Israel’s population bomb,” New York Daily News, July 21, 1999.

Turkey’s Imperiled European Ties (Philadelphia: Friends Publications, 1999).

“Turkey faces challenge to democracy,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 8, 1999.

“Did the Kurds win anything in Kosovo?” San Francisco Chronicle, July 6, 1999.

“Ocalan – a Kurdish perspective,” Middle East Insight, March-April, 1999, pp.17-21.

“Turkey’s Kurdish question,” Middle East Insight, January-February 1999, 21-50..

“It’s the Kurds’ turn for world recognition,” Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 9, 1998.

“Erosion of civil society: Adam Smith is succeeding where Marx failed, Impact International, August 1997.

“From cold war to cold peace,” Impact International, London, July 1997.

“In Gulf, U.S. wants oil, but no responsibility,” Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 9, 1996.

“India’s political reality: Market economy, stupid!” Christian Science Monitor, June 5, 1996.

“Something rotten in Riyadh,” Hartford Courant, May 12, 1996.

“Religious law and Christianity in the Third World,” Florida Times-Union, July 21, 1997.

“A law of return for Christians?” The Baltimore Sun, June 10, 1997.

“Turkey remains strong U.S. ally, why not for EU?” Chicago Tribune, May 15, 1997.

“Others may be behind letter bombs,” San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 13, 1997.

“Ethnicity and Islamic modernization” in Peachey, P. (ed.),Abrahamic Faiths
Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflicts (Washington: Council for Research, 1997), pp. 59-76.

“Forces of religion are pulling at many societies,” Hartford Courant, October 13, 1996

“Between God and Adam Smith,” Chicago Tribune, Oct. 9, 1996.

“Rising visibility of Islam in America,” Baltimore Sun, October 22, 1996.

“The consequences of rushing to modernity,” Los Angeles Times, June 2, 1996.

“Filmmakers defend India’s viewpoints on Kashmir,” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, June 1994.

“India: Mosque, temple and state,” World & I, March 1993, pp. 78-85.

“From marriage to concubine,” Impact, London, August-September, 1993.

“A year later, no relief for Iraqis,” Atlanta Constitution, January 12, 1992.

“America’s quest for a moral bedrock” in McLean, George (Ed.), Civil Society and Social Reconstruction (Washington, D,C.: Council for Research, 1996), pp. 328-325.

“Turning Iraq into Afghanistan?” Impact International, London, September-October 1992.

“Fruitless sanctions against Iraq,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 23, 1991.

“U.S. should liberate Arabs, not just land,” Newsday, March 14, 1991.

“Kashmir crisis may threaten arms showdown,” San Diego Union, May 23, 1990.

“Will Kashmir be a nuclear trigger?” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 21, 1990.

“Kashmir deserves freedom,” Detroit Free Press, May 17, 1990.

“India’s estranged communities” in McComb, David, World History, Vol. II, Fifteenth to Twentieth Century (Guilford, Conn.: Dashkin Publishing Group, 1989), pp. 178-184.

“An ethnic mosaic: Ethnicity mediates Islam in Pakistan,” World & I, November 1988.

“The Arabs talks of peace, will Washington join in?” Hartford Courant, January 13, 1985.

“Despite stumbling blocks, things look good for a deal,” Hartford Courant, Dec. 2, 1984.

Purbakashe Kalo Megh,(in Bengali), [Dark Clouds on the Eastern Horizon] (Dhaka, Bangladesh: Nibedan Prakashani, 1978).

Ganatantrer Atandra Prahari in Bengali [Democracy’s Restless Sentinel], (Dhaka: Bao-Belal Publishers, 1971).

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