Islamist movements


The myth of excluding moderate Islamists in the Arab world

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

Arab Reform Bulletin: New Format, New Release

After two years as a monthly publication, the Arab Reform Bulletin, a product of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has altered its format and will now issue one or

Islamism: Can the U.S. prevent Islamist Victories?

A recent article from the FAO Journal answers affirmatively, and attempts to identify mechanisms to “defeat Islamists at the ballot.”

Experts: Al-Qaeda New Generation becomes more vicious than Bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri

Many experts on Islamist movements warned against the expansion and spread of Al-Qaeda affiliated Jihadi Groups in Yemen , asserting that al-Qaeda exploits the central government's weakness to spread among

Report: Human Rights on the Decline Part II

As we reported earlier, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) has released a comprehensive and thorough report, called “Bastion of Impunity, Mirage of Reform,”

Book review: Alastair Crooke’s “Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution”

The title of Alastair Crooke's book Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution may easily invoke the late Palestinian thinker Edward Said's critiques of trying to essentialize Islam.

Middle East International Refounded

The Middle East International has restarted its printing press after a six-year hiatus, releasing a free PDF issue online in commemoration. According to the Arabist, MEI offers “long articles and

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

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

POMED Notes: “The Origins of the Rule of Law: Europe and the Middle East”

Yesterday, in the third installment of his speaking series “Getting to Denmark: Where the State, Rule of Law and Accountable Government Come From,” Francis Fukuyama,