Strategies for Engaging Political Islam: A Middle East, U.S. and EU ‘Trialogue’

Strategies for Engaging Political Islam: A Middle East, U.S. and EU ‘Trialogue’


Speakers: Dr. Ruheil Gharaibeh, Shadi Hamid, Mona Yacoubian, Zoe Nautre
Date: 2.26.09
Dr. Ruheil Gharaibeh
Deputy Secretary-General, Islamic Action Front
Executive Bureau Member, Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood
Head of Public Affairs Office, Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood







Islamic Movement in Jordan

Constitutional Democracy, Islamic Party, Constitutional Amendments, Social Reform, Elections, Corruption, Islamic Initiative, Labor Movement, Reform Platforms, Nonpartisan  
American Position in the Region
Democracy Agenda, Elections, Jordan, American Administration, Double Standards, Corruption, Regimes, Afghanistan, Iraq, U.S. Troop Withdrawal, Iranians, Obama Administration, Palestinians
Islamic Solution to Extremism and Terrorism
National Movements, Islamic Movement, Racism, Dialogue, Arab Region, Terrorism, Extremism
Special Advisor, Muslim World Initiative, United Institute of Peace (USIP)
Member, Council on Foreign Relations

U.S. Experience in Algeria
Algeria, Islamic Salvation Front, Tensions, Elections, Insurgency, Islamic Party, Democracy, Rule of Law, Institution Building, Political Reform, Secular Parties, Open Political Space, Moderation, Political Actors
U.S. Engagement of Moderate Islamic Parties
Political Party Building, Democracy Promotion, Indicators, Working Relationships, National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Republican Institute (IRI), Party Platforms, Corruption, Policy Recommendations, U.S. Policy, Conclusions
Zoe Nautre







European Union’s Attitude toward Engagement
European Union, Engagement, Barcelona Process, Oslo Accords, Institutional Factors, Cultural Factors, Preconditions, Policy Adjustment, Official Dialogue, War on Terror, Islamic Actors
EU Engagement vs. U.S. Engagement
Agenda Setting, Observation, New Administration, Outside Cultures, Yemen, The West, Cultural Understanding, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, National Democratic Institute (NDI), Coordination, European Union, United States
Shadi Hamid
Director of Research, Project on Middle East Democracy

American Perspective on Political Islam
Engagement, Political Islam, American Perspective, Democracy Promotion, Illegal Islamic Groups, Risks, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Free Elections, Reaching Out, “Reintroducing the Brotherhood to the West”
Guidelines of U.S. Engagement with Political Islam
Dialogue, Shared Interests, Security Interests, Egypt, Islamic Interests, Anti-Terrorism, Engagement, Regimes, Israel Issue, Islamic Action Front, Jordan
Question and Answer Part 1
Shadi Hamid, Zoe Nautre, Mona Yacoubian, U.S. Efforts of Engagement, Algeria, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, European Union, Israel, U.S. Government, Hezbollah
Question and Answer Part 2
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Dr. Ruheil Gharaibeh, Agreements, Muslim Brotherhood Positions on Major Issues, Fatwa, Koran, Participation, Hamas, Hezbollah, Religion, Islam, Accords, Morocco, Extremists, Non-Muslims, Women, Dialogue, War in Iraq, Elections, Reach Out, Engagement, Wars in Palestine, History of Accords 

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Shadi Hamid, Zoe Nautre, Mona Yacoubian, Political Participation, The Rule of Law, Iran, Saudi Arabia, The Taliban, Isolation, Islamic Parties, Extremism, Moderation, Rules of Engagement, Malaysia, Indonesia, Islamic Actors, Coalitions, Iraq, South Asia, Democracy, Tariq Al-Hashimi, Muslim Brotherhood, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), European Union, Women’s Rights, Prerequisite for Democracy, Latin America, Israel Issue, Egypt, Hijab, Conservative

Question and Answer Part 3