SoundingsCoverTibi’s latest publication in an US-journal is a conclusive article trilogy on Islamism/Political Islam published in: Soundings. An Interdisciplinary Journal (Pensylvania State University Press) in: Vol. 95 (2012), vol. 96 (2013) and vol. 98 (2015).

In this article-trilogy Tibi analyses the rise of Islamism (in distinction to the religion of Islam) and presents Islamic humanism as an alternative to it. In the second article Tibi criticizes the Western narrative on Islamism. In the third one of 2015 he deals with the change within Islamism from jihadism to institutional politics and questions the moderation hypothesis.