The Next Islamists: The Wide Green Smudge That’s Changing Our World

We are well into the rise or return of Asia. A multipolar world is practically upon us, one whose big players will not be, for the first time in centuries,

The Campaign for ElBaradei

Two days ago we went to the office of a small NGO in Downtown Cairo to meet Abdel Rahman Youssef, poet, television presenter and activist who is being the campaign

Egypt’s New Brotherhood Leadership: Implications and Limits of Change

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been buffeted by a seemingly endless series of changes and blows over the past few years.

Youth activists arrested in Egypt

The arrest and detention of two young democracy activists is a further indication of the closing of political space in Egypt, as the World Movement for Democracy notes in this

A defense of Rashad Hussain

President Obama's newly-announced envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Rashad Hussain, "is at the center of a controversy." He is not only beset by criticism for a

Deadlock in the Middle East and Western responsibility

The German Chancellor's address to the American Congress last November gives an exact measure of why the Middle East question - with the Palestinian problem at its core - is

Hamas invites Kuwaiti speaker to visit Gaza

Ismail Haneyya, the Palestinian premier, reached Jassem Al-Kharafi, the Kuwait parliament speaker, on the phone on Sunday and invited him to visit the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinians wounded in IOF shelling in Gaza including child

Five Palestinian citizens were wounded on Sunday morning when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired artillery shells at residential neighborhoods in northern Gaza.

Sunday Times: Netanyahu authorized assassination of Mabhouh

The British Sunday Times newspaper has said that Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu personally approved the assassination of senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in Dubai during a visit he made to

Khudari welcomes Baird’s plan to break the siege on Gaza

MP Jamal Al-Khudari, the head of the popular anti siege committee, has welcomed the plan set forth by American congressman Brian Baird to break the siege on the Gaza Strip.