Fires at embassies in the Middle East have long cooled, protests in Muslim-majority countries have waned and a boycott of Danish products in Saudi Arabia was lifted last week. But the world hasn't seen the last of controversies such as the recent worldwide clash of ideologies sparked by the publishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by European newspapers. "I'm sure there will be other controversies that will come up," said Samina Yasmeen, associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of Western Australia.

Yasmeen delivered a public lecture yesterday to about 80 people at the Centre for...

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