King Abdullah: A Look Back At His 10-Year Rule

Jan 23, 2015
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.

State of the Union: Obama on Violent Extremism

Jan 21, 2015
On Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama rejected religious discrimination in his State of the Union address.

Ghannouchi: Islamists Lack Support to Rule

Jan 20, 2015
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.

Jebali: Don't Let Tunisia Slip Back to Despotism

Jan 20, 2015
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.

Muslims Condemn Charlie Hebdo Attack

Jan 09, 2015
Islamist leaders, Muslim scholars, and clerics have denounced the attack on the French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Survey: Americans Call ISIS Biggest Threat

Jan 08, 2015
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.

Moderates Attempt to Counter Extremism Online

Dec 15, 2014
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 Peaceful Legislative Elections

Nov 06, 2014
Tunisia’s parliamentary elections in October 2014 were a rare peaceful democratic transition in the Middle East.

Egypt's Islamists Seek Coalitions to Survive

Oct 31, 2014
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.

Survey: Jordanians Support Hamas, but not ISIS

Oct 31, 2014
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.