Dr. Sherifa Zuhur is Research Professor of Islamic and Regional Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College. She is also the Director of the Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Diasporic Studies. The views expressed here are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
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