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The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are

The Islamists Are Coming is the first book to survey the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab Spring.  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.

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The Islamists: Turmoil and TransformationBy 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 ScratchBy 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 OppositionBy Jillian Schwedler

Lebanon: The Shiite DimensionBy Nicholas Blanford

Yemen: The Tribal IslamistsBy Leslie Campbell

Turkey: The New Model? By Omer Taspinar

Islamist Groups: Parties and Factions By Annika Folkeson

The Islamist Spectrum By Robin Wright

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The Islamists

"The Islamists" is a book and website on the origins, evolution, and positions of Islamist movements in the Middle East. The movements are redefining the order and borders in the world’s most volatile region. Yet they have diverse goals and different constituencies. Sometimes they are even rivals.  Read more