This paper discusses the ongoing trade war between China and the US, the economic and political dynamics which led to this confrontation, and the respective positions of the two countries.
The Ottoman ‘Wild West’: The Balkan Frontier in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries deals with the genesis of the distinctive Muslim community in the Deliorman and Gerlovo regions of present-day Bulgaria. The book attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of this community and discusses major historic developments in the Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions. Nikolay Antov affirms that the first Muslims in the areas of Deliorman and Gerlovo were Turcoman settlers. However, he uses Ottoman tax records to illustrate that conversions to Islam left a significant and permanent impact on the Muslim population of the region. Antov’s book may be useful for anyone interested in studying Ottoman and Balkan Muslim history. It contributes to a deeper understanding of Balkan Islam, state formation and empire building.
The Washington Post was roundly ridiculed for the way it presented the death of the Daesh leader. But even reactions from the so-called liberal media resorted to simplistic assessments of the ‘Muslim world’.