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Arab Spring Should Follow Turkey

Semra Sevi | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Semra Sevi

The sharia has recently been adopted in Libya after the death of Gaddafi, and the Muslim Brotherhood have won in Egypt. What will be the fate of the Arab world if recent revolutions take the same path as Iran and Saudi Arabia?

The Lessons of Tahrir Square

Eric Margolis | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home
Eric Margolis

Tahrir Square, epicenter of the earthquake that ousted Egypt's western-backed dictator, Hosni Mubarak, is quiet -- for the moment.

Egypt's Uncertain Vote

Toni Johnson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home
Toni Johnson

Egyptians headed to the polls Monday in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak. The outcome of the election is being closely watched.

Joshua Hersh

Egypt Elections: Renewed Street Clashes Pose Dilemma For Popular Muslim Brotherhood | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

CAIRO -- For three days, protesters -- mainly young, urban and secular -- have taken to Tahrir Square, the site of the original uprising that ousted d...

The Arab Spring: Political Reforms Must Be Accompanied by Economic Developments

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

No Arab country is ready for rapid and comprehensive democratic reforms without an orderly and purposeful transitional period that would be accompanied (if not preceded) by economic development programs.

Democracy Cannot Be Exported or Imposed

Helen Clark | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home
Helen Clark

Democracy must come from the will of the people. The rest of us can support nations on the path they lay out for themselves to meet their aspirations for equity, inclusiveness and empowerment.

Netanyahu and Lieberman Are Missing the Arab Spring

Carlo Strenger | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Carlo Strenger

In periods of change and uncertainty, the most important thing is to keep an open mind and to question old certainties and paradigms. Sure enough, Israel's current political leadership has done nothing of the sort.

Islamists and the Problem of Double Discourse

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Muqtedar Khan

I hope that the Tunisian people demand that all political parties, Islamists and non-Islamists, release a draft of the kind of constitution that they envisage for Tunisia.

Why the U.S. Should Welcome Arab Democracy

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dalia Mogahed

Many fear democracy in the Middle East risks anti-American groups coming to power. But according to Gallup research, the U.S. would do well to embrace a democratic Arab world as consistent with our interests and values. Here's why.

Israel's Modern Exodus: Faith In Egyptian Democratization

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

The image of Egypt as the land of pagan falsehoods and slavery derived from the Biblical Story of Exodus is the theological root of Western and Israeli skepticism on Egyptian democratization.

Don't Want to Rain on Your Cairo Parade, But the Army's Still in Charge

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Hello out there, all you people deliriously celebrating the victory of democracy in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Please take some advice from an old Mideast...

Arab Democracy: Is It a Criminal Offense to Be a Reformist Voice?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John L. Esposito

The arrest and continued detention of Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul Fattouh symbolizes a long standing problem for which governments in the region and the West bear primary responsibility.