The Princeton Luce Project was convened by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs to explore the intersection of religion and international affairs with a focus on the U.S., Europe, and countries of the Muslim world, stretching from the Middle East to South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The Luce initiative focused on three central questions critical to the emerging intersection of comparative politics, foreign policy, and religion:
1. How does the presence of a large immigrant population (defined both by national origin and by religion) in the countries of Western Europe influence the foreign affairs of those countries vis-a-vis the Muslim world?
2. What impact does foreign engagement by the US, the EU and international organizations in Muslim countries have on internal relations between religious and ethnic minority groups and their fellow citizens or government officials?
3. What difference does the form of government in Muslim countries make in their conduct of foreign affairs? Muslim democracies and Muslim autocracies behave differently in the international sphere, even though they share a religious foundation.
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