Success of Turkey’s AK Party must not dilute worries over Arab Islamists

t has been unsurprising that since Abdullah Gul became president of Turkey on 27 August that much misguided analyses has been wasted on how "Islamists" can pass the democracy test.


EVENTS: 1. Preaching Hatred in America ,2. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the OIC on “The Role of the Media in West-Islam Relations” - Sept. 21, 3. My Trip

Free Speech Roundup: Tunisia, Egypt, China, Thailand

(1) France-based video sharing site Dailymotion has been blocked, again, in Tunisia. (2) Egyptian blogger Abdel Monem Mahmoud, who has been released in June 2007 is facing detention threats. (3)

Transformed By Her Bond With Bush

t was just two days after President Bush’s reelection in 2004, and Condoleezza Rice was planning her move back home to California and to the tranquility of life at Stanford

Baghdad’s New Owners

Shiites now dominate the once mixed capital, and there is little chance of reversing the process.

Condi Rice: Rhetoric vs. Policy

Glenn Kessler’s profile of Condi Rice is well worth the read. Like most articles about the Bush administration, it reads like a tragedy. And I read it with sadness, regret,

High noon in Egypt?

The parallels between President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and the deposed shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran, are attention-getting. In 1979, prior to the notorious Islamic Revolution, which was instigated

Muslim Brotherhood: third detainee in ‘critical condition,’ denied treatment

A third detained member of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Manial University Hospital after developing a serious heart condition in Tora prison,

A ’Dissident President’?

If President Bush really feels solidarity with Egypt’s Saad Eddin Ibrahim, he ought to act on it.WHEN HE met Egypt’s best known democracy advocate, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, at a conference

Mubarak blames Muslim Brotherhood for spreading rumors he is dead

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is on the offense against rumors that he was no longer functioning.