Islamist Movements and the Political Challenge: An Alternate Perspective

While on a recent visit to Delhi, I chanced upon an Urdu book whose title, Tehrik-i-Islami Ko Darpesh Siyasi Challenge (’The Political Challenges Before the Islamic Movement’, immediately attracted my

Settlers confiscate tens of Palestinian cultivated dunums south of Nablus

Zionist settlers south of Nablus city started on Tuesday to bulldoze Palestinian cultivated lands in preparation for annexing them to their settlement of Eli, reliable sources reported.

Interview with Sefer Turan

Turkish state-run TRT has launched a new Arabic TV channel, At Turkiyya. Speaking to Ay?e Karabat, At Turkiyya Coordinator Sefer Turan says its aim is to break down the barriers

Convicted of Being Muslims at the Wrong Time in America

In an October 22 press release, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced another victory in its Global War on Terrorism, renamed the Overseas Contingency Operation to continue its jihad on

Tariq Mehanna: Obama’s Latest Muslim Target

Post-9/11, Muslims have been victimized, vilified, and persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, prominence, activism, and charity. They've been targeted, hunted down, rounded up, held in detention, kept in isolation, denied

Lord David Owen talks democracy, intervention

British politician Lord David Owen spoke to a group of Egyptian journalists on Tuesday on the twin subjects of democracy and humanitarian intervention as part of a two-day workshop organized

An interview with Kori Schake on her new book

A few days ago was the release of Shadow blogger Kori Schake’s new book, Managing American Hegemony: Essays on Power in a Time of Dominance. To her great credit, Kori

The Near Future of Middle East Peace

Gershon Gorenberg at The American Prospect wants Obama to to tackle the foreboding problem of Middle East peace right away, “Move fast, very fast. Ignore all advice from old diplomatic

Funding GONGOs against democracy

One of the characteristics of the anti-democracy backlash is that while some states are openly repressive towards independent NGOs, others maintain a more ambiguous position, allowing civil society groups to

Political Reform At Home and Abroad

On the Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog, Daniel Brumberg writes about the “cathartic awakening” that free and fair elections can bring to a public made apathetic by years of autocratic