Escaping the ideological quagmire of terrorism and martyrdom requires a new and constructive dialogue between Islam and the West - one where Europe, with its expanding and restless Muslim population, plays a critical role, urges Gilles Kepel in his new book Beyond Terror and Martyrdom- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. Brumberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University and a Special Advisor to the United States Institute of Peace.
He received his BA in French and Political Science from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. From 1991 to 1993 he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University, and a Visiting Fellow in the Middle East Program in the Jimmy Carter Center.
Gilles Kepel is a French scholar and analyst of the Islamic and the Arab world. He has written works on Radical Islam including Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam.
His most recent book is The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West. In the book, according to Atlantic Monthly, he suggests that, 'the war for Muslim minds will be won in Riyadh, Cairo, and the suburbs of Paris. In Washington it can't be won--only lost.'
Max Rodenbeck began writing for The Economist in 1989. He has been Chief Middle East Correspondent since 2000, covering the region from Morocco to the Persian Gulf, and topics ranging from wars in Iraq and Lebanon to radical Islam, Arabic pop culture and the ancient art of distilling arak.
A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, his own book Cairo: The City Victorious has been published in eight languages.
Karim Sadjadpour is the International Crisis Group's Iran analyst, based in Tehran and Washington DC. Over the past three years he has conducted dozens of interviews with senior Iranian, American, and European officials, as well as hundreds of interviews with Iranian intellectuals, clerics, dissidents, paramilitaries, businessmen, students, activists, and youth, among others.
He is a regular contributor to BBC World, CNN, National Public Radio, and PBS NewsHour, and has also written in the Washington Post, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and New Republic. Sadjadpour has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, given lectures at Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford Universities, and spoken before the Council on Foreign Relations and Asia Society in New York.
He has degrees from the University of Michigan and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, was a visiting fellow at the American University of Beirut, and has been the recipient of numerous academic awards, including a Fulbright scholarship. He has lived in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East and speaks Persian, Spanish, Italian, and conversant Arabic.