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by: Omar Ashour 2012-5-3
Islamists played a decisive role in the Libyan revolution against Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi. The extent of their influence in the new Libya has sparked concerns in the international community...

Earlier this month, an opposition boycott of the upcoming Egyptian parliamentary elections began to seem like a real possibility...

by: Khalil Al-Anani 2010-3-11
Islamist movements in the Arab world have varied widely during the last 30 years. Groups range from promoting violence for political reform to others which follow a more moderate approach towards a peaceful change..

by: Shadi Hamid 2010-1-27
On January 16, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt – the largest and most influential Islamist movement in the Middle East – announced the election of a new General Guide, the organization’s top leadership post. There has already been considerable speculation, though relatively little in English, on what this might mean for the Brotherhood and broader Islamist trends in the region...

Obama’s much anticipated Cairo speech to the Muslim world will be carefully watched by tens of millions of people in the Middle East and beyond. From Morocco to Indonesia, Arabs and Muslims are hopeful that the new president will deliver on his promises to tackle the main root cause of terrorism: Occupation of Arab/Muslim land. ..

Building dynamic, innovative, and flexible economies that add value through the creative application of human initiative is now a central challenge of all societies. The challenge is particularly acute in the Arab world. As a group, these 22 countries lag other regions—and their own potential—in educational achievement, scientific advances, and economic growth. By all accounts, this situation is troubling. Arab countries, as diverse as they are, share a history of remarkable intellectu..

Between 1991 and 2001, the world of political Islam became significantly more diverse. Today, the term “Islamist”—used to describe a political perspective centrally informed by a set of religious interpretations and commitments—can be applied to such a wide array of groups as to be almost meaningless. It encompasses everyone from the terrorists who flew planes into the World Trade Center to peacefully elected legislators in Kuwait who have voted in favor of women’s suffrage...

by: Courtney E. Martin 2008-2-25
Secular Turks, outraged that religious Muslim women may soon sport their head scarves in even elite urban schools, have resorted to demeaning their fellow citizens. As Turkish political philosophy professor, Atilla Yayla, told The New York Times, the secular Turks "don’t encounter them [the religious Turks] as human beings.... They want them to evaporate, to disappear as fast as possible."..

by: Steven Heydemann 2007-11-7
Authoritarianism in the Arab world is not what it used to be. Indeed, it might well be stronger, more flexible, and more resilient than ever..

by: Omer Taspinar 2007-11-4
Countries eyeing membership in the European Union do not usually come to the brink of a military coup. Yet that is precisely where Turkey found itself on April 27 of this year, after weeks of a pitched battle between the country’s generals and the ruling Justice and Development Party (known as the AKP)...