Dr. H.A. Hellyer, a senior associate fellow in international security studies at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London, is a scholar in the Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. A specialist geopolitics, security studies, political economy, and belief, Dr. H.A. Hellyer has two decades of experience in governmental, corporate advisory, and academic environments in Europe, the. U.S., the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He has previously held positions at the Brookings Institution, the Atlantic Council, and Harvard University. He posts at www.twitter.com/hahellyer.

Switzerland’s ban on mosque minarets could actually allow the Muslim community to integrate with Swiss society—or it could signal a dark future for the country.