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The Long Wait for "Enlightenment" in Egypt

Sara Khorshid | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Sara Khorshid

Egypt's Sisi is no moderniser or reformer. Nor is the military establishment that he hails from. His core trait when it comes to ideology and thought is his being opposed to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group, and that could be largely related to power struggle more than it is to ideology.

Don't Fear (All) Salafi Muslims

Matthew D. Taylor | Posted 01.22.2017 | Religion
Matthew D. Taylor

I've got some good news for you, General Public: You don't need to be afraid of your Salafi neighbors. Sure, ISIS is scary (that's their goal), and al Qaeda is violent and intently inhumane, but we don't need to paint all Salafis with that broad jihadi brush.

By Destroying Churches and Relics, ISIS Claims Mohammad Was Wrong

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

ISIS yesterday destroyed an ancient Christian monastery which has been described as the equivalent of Canterbury Cathedral. Just weeks earlier, it raided Mosul Museum and filmed themselves destroying all the relics on show, including priceless, irreplaceable Assyrian statues.

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 gather...