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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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

Nasrallah Condemns Saudi Arabia’s Bombing of Yemen

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Mar 30, 2015
On March 27, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech denouncing the Saudi military campaign against the Houthis in Yemen. more

Saudi Arabia Forms Sunni Alliance Against Houthis

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Mar 27, 2015
Saudi Arabia has responded to the rise of Yemen’s Houthi rebels – a Shiite movement backed by Iran – by forming a 10-nation Sunni military alliance against them, according to David Ottaway in the latest edition of the Wilson Center Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series. more

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