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Entries by Joshua W. Walker from 02/2011

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Involvement in the Mass Protests

| Posted 02.02.2011 | World

During the last few "anger days" in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has focused on unifying motives -- like human rights and democracy -- while ignoring its potentially divisive ideological stances, namely Islamizing the society.

The Return of the Turks as the Middle East's Kingmaker

| Posted 02.03.2011 | World

Turkey is uniquely placed to play a decisive role in providing alternative models for the newly emerging governments of the Middle East.

Turkish Lessons, if Any, for Egypt

| Posted 02.15.2011 | World

Turkey has been cited as a model for the Arab world as it copes with the demands of greater democratization, economic prosperity, and political representation. But comparisons with Turkey should be approached with caution.

Inshallah, Cairo Will Be More Like Ankara Than Tehran

| Posted 02.15.2011 | World

Often lost in the debates about Turkey's potential as a model is the fact that Ankara did not transform itself overnight to a flourishing market-democracy. It has been almost a century in the making.