Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, who died January 23, began his 10-year reign as a reformer. But the crackdown on activists after the Arab Spring slowed the reform process, according to a new publication by David Ottaway, a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
On Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama rejected religious discrimination in his State of the Union address.
Rachid Ghannounchi, co-founder of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda movement, shared his views on Tunisia’s presidential election in a December 2014 interview with Robin Wright.
Hamadi Jebali, former secretary general of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party, said Islamists’ mismanagement of the political transition led to the party’s losses in the 2014 elections. “Every party that tries to immediately govern after a revolution will fail,” he said in a December 2014 interview with Robin Wright.
Islamist leaders, Muslim scholars, and clerics have denounced the attack on the French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The majority of Americans believe ISIS is the greatest threat to the United States, according to a survey led by Shibley Telhami, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Extremist Islamist groups like ISIS – also known as ISIL, Daesh, or the Islamic State – challenge moderate Islamist narratives by spreading their ideology online.
Tunisia’s parliamentary elections in October 2014 were a rare peaceful democratic transition in the Middle East.
A report from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs describes how Islamist and secular parties have forged electoral coalitions in an attempt to make a better showing in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Jordanians have positive views of Hamas, but negative opinions of ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to a new poll commissioned by the Washington Institute.