Islamists are Coming

About the Islamists are Coming

The Islamists are not only coming. In several countries, they’ve already arrived. Others are primed to take prominent roles down the road. Altogether, Islamist movements are today the most dynamic political force across the Arab world—and they may well be for the next decade or longer.

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Ethnic and Religious Hatred Perceived as Top Threat

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Oct 20, 2014
People in the Middle East identify religious and ethnic hatred as the greatest threat to the world, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center. more

Survey Finds Little Support for ISIS in Arab Countries

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Oct 17, 2014
ISIS has little popular support in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon, even among Sunnis, according to a new series of polls commissioned by the Washington Institute. more

The Role of Women in Tunisian Politics

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Oct 16, 2014
Women voters are expected to play an important role in Tunisia’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections on October 26. more

Report: Tunisian Confidence in Democracy Wanes

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Oct 16, 2014
Support for democracy in Tunisia has decreased from 63 percent in 2012 to 48 percent, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. more

Report: Salafi Political Trends

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Oct 15, 2014
Egypt’s Salafis, ultraconservatives whose views often seem at odds with democracy, actually hold a wide range of views on politics, secularism, and human rights, according to a report by Kent Davis-Packard at the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. more

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