Friday, August 05, 2005

Forthcoming: A New Transatlantic Intelligencer Site and an Online Magazine

August is as a rule a "slow news" month and it is especially so in continental Europe, where those long summer vacations mean that there is less opportunity for EU bureaucrats, French civil servants, German "political foundations" and the like to be creating momentous events. So, this seems like a good a time as any to take a much-needed pause from blogging.

Please check back here on Tuesday, August 23. What you'll find at that time is a single link that will take you to the new Transatlantic Intelligencer site. The new site will, of course, still include the blog and the more-or-less real time coverage of European and Transatlantic developments that I try to provide on it. But it will also include new elements: most notably a periodic Transatlantic Intelligencer magazine featuring substantial contributions from some of the most knowledgeable - and critical - European observers of European affairs: authors whom I frequently cite on Trans-Int, but whose work has hitherto only rarely, if at all, been made available in English

The first issue of the Transatlantic Intelligencer magazine will be devoted to the topic "Europe, Radical Islam, and the Middle East Conflict".

Among other contributions, it will include:

  • Paul Landau writing on "Islamic 'Reformism' and Jihad: On the Discourse of Tariq Ramadan";

  • Matthias Küntzel on the potential legacy of Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer and Germany's "Red-Green" Coalition to Middle East diplomacy;

  • Thomas von der Osten-Sacken and Thomas Uwer on the understanding and sympathy diplayed by the "anti-globalization" left for violent jihad;

  • and yours truly on the latest report of the French Consultative Commission on Human Rights and what it tells us about the extent of anti-Semitism and "Islamophobia" in contemporary France.

Many thanks for your continued interest in Trans-Int.

Please mark your calendars and come back on August 23rd to get to know the new site!

(Until then, and as always, newcomers are invited to check out the dossiers of popular topics previously covered on Trans-Int that are available a bit further down in the sidebar.)