The world’s Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35% in the next 20 years, rising from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.2 billion by 2030, according to new population projections by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Europe has reached a critical tipping point. It faces either disintegration and collapse or a chance to achieve deeper integration and emerge much stronger from the current crisis. For the moment, the European project of integration is halted midstream: between the old collection of nation-states and full European political union. In the years to come, a multitude of scenarios and variations ranging from a disorderly collapse to a flamboyant “resurrection” are possible, many of which, with hindsight, will surprise us – possibly on the upside.