One Year After Cairo

In a much-anticipated speech in June 2009, President Barack Obama, speaking from the Egyptian capital, sought a "new beginning" in U.S. relations with the Muslim world.

Islam and Democracy – Towards an Effective Citizenship

The Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy is organizing four "Train the Trainer" Workshops in Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, and Bahrain,

Taliban Decline US Offer Of 6 Provinces for 8 Bases

The emboldened Taliban movement in Afghanistan turned down an American offer of power-sharing in exchange for accepting the presence of foreign troops, Afghan government sources confirmed.

No Successor in Egypt

According to Amro Hassan, this weekend’s National Democratic Party conference failed to ease fears over Egyptian succession. While many had hoped the conference would address the issue of President Hosni

Arab Knowledge Report

The United Nations Development Programme has released its 2009 Arab Knowledge Report (link to the complete report) on the development of a “knowledge society” in the Arab world.

Islamists want democracy

According to Marc Lynch in The National, moderate Islamist movements‘ attempts to participate in democratic processes throughout the Arab world have been stemmed by secular authoritarian regimes

Crackdown on university students continues.

The clampdown series on the Muslim Brotherhood students continues with the referral of 11 Azharstudents from the committee "students' movement against electoral rigging" for interrogation.

The Arab Knowledge Report 2009

Arab societies need nurturing institutions and supportive policies to experience a significant boost in knowledge production and creation, according to The Arab Knowledge Report 2009. The report, launched today, maintains

Center Publishes Book on Education in the Arab World

CCAS and Routledge recently published an edited volume on the topic of education in the Arab world. Contributions to the volume originated from two conferences on the subject, one hosted

Cessation Court reviews military tribunal detainees’ appeals

Hearing will be resumed Tuesday November 3, of the appeals filed by Eng. Khayrat el-Shater and his companions who are currently serving harsh sentences. The vice-deputy chairman of the Muslim