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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NPR Program on Yemen Crisis and Houthis

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Apr 24, 2015
On April 23, Reporter Gregory Johnsen discussed the rise of the Houthi movement in Yemen on NPR's "Fresh Air." more

U.S. Operation Killed Hostages near AfPak Border

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Apr 23, 2015
On April 23, the White House revealed that a U.S. drone strike inadvertently killed two hostages held by al Qaeda near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. more

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Target Houthis

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Apr 14, 2015
On April 14, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Abdul Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Houthi movement, and Ahmed Ali Saleh, a Houthi supporter and son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. more

The Diversity of North Africa's Islamists

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Apr 13, 2015
North Africa’s Islamists are diverse and cannot be reduced to one category, according to Dr. H.A. Hellyer, who spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace on April 1. more

Salafists Promote Anti-Shiite Ideology on Twitter

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Mar 30, 2015
Sunni Salafists are using social media to promote anti-Shiite discourse, according to a new report by Genevieve Abdo, a nonresident fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and a fellow in the Middle East/Southwest Asia program at the Stimson Center. more

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