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Democratic Rhapsody and Anxiety in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

Danny Postel | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Danny Postel

The fear is that the growing climate of violence, intimidation and polarization could rip the fabric of Tunisian society apart, just as this new democratic space and culture of pluralism are forming. But I left the country feeling optimistic that, despite all its challenges, Tunisia will navigate these waters and find its way forward.

The Stalemate in Southern Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

More likely than not, a prolonged conflict and stalemate await southern Thailand.

Salafis Work To Counter Intolerance

Common Ground News Service | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

While Salafis do share a loose set of socially conservative values, they are not a monolithic group. Today, a group in Egypt known as Salafyo Costa presents a stark counter-narrative to the dominant discourse about Salafis found both in the West and the Muslim world.

Teargas and Mirrors: Strange Days in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

With the world's attention on bombs in Syria and a potential coup d'état in Egypt, it's quite possible that the truth about what's going on in this little country on the Mediterranean may soon be lost in teargas and mirrors.

Egypt's Troubling Transition

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Dennis O'Brien

Ask an Egyptian, and he or she will likely will tell you the revolution is still going on.

Syrian Forces Reportedly Open Fire On Protesters

Reuters | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

April 19, 2011 12:34:33 AM By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, April 19 (Reuters) - Syrian forces fired shots at hundreds of protesters who had ga...

Ultraconservative Islam Gaining In Influence, Numbers In Mideast

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAIRO, Egypt — The Muslim call to prayer fills the halls of a Cairo computer shopping center, followed immediately by the click of locking doors...