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Image removed.The Islamists Are Coming is a book and website that covers the origins, evolution, and positions of Islamist movements across the Middle East. Often lumped together, the more than 50 Islamist parties with millions of followers now constitute a whole new spectrum—separate from either militants or secular parties.  They will shape the new order in the world’s most volatile region more than any other political bloc. Yet they have diverse goals and different constituencies. Sometimes they are even rivals.

The unprecedented project brought together experts from three continents and several think tanks and universities. The book was re-written and updated in early 2015. New articles, interviews, and other content are regularly posted on the website. 


The Islamists: Turmoil and Transformation By Robin Wright

Egypt: The Founders By Samer Shehata

Egypt: The New Puritans By Khalil al Anani

Tunisia: The Best Bet By Christopher Alexander

Libya's Islamists: Who They Are - And What They Want By Cameron Glenn

Libya: Rebuilding from Scratch By Manal Omar

Algeria: Bloody Past and Fractious Factions By David Ottaway

Syria: Old-Timers and Newcomers By Thomas Pierret

The Palestinians: Fighting and Governing By Nathan Brown

Morocco: The King's Islamists By Abdeslam Maghraoui

Jordan: The Quiescent Opposition By Jillian Schwedler

Lebanon: The Shiite Dimension By Nicholas Blanford

Yemen: The Tribal Islamists By Leslie Campbell

Turkey: The New Model? By Omer Taspinar

Islamist Groups: Parties and Factions By Annika Folkeson

The Islamist Spectrum By Robin Wright