Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!

Meet the princely imam financing neoliberal development in Central Asia.

Combine the pope, King Charles, and Bill Gates, and you get Karim al-Husayni, Aga Khan IV. He’s the forty-ninth hereditary imam of the second-largest branch of Shia Islam. He lives like a prince in an opulent chateau near Chantilly, France. And he’s a prolific philanthropist, the head of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which […]

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