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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Tunisian President on Islam, Politics and Extremism

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May 21, 2015
On May 20, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi discussed challenges facing Tunisia at an event hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace. Essebsi, the founder of the secular Nidaa Tounes party, cited his country’s political system as a model for the region. more

Arab Past is Key to Understanding ISIS

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May 14, 2015
Analyzing the past is key to understanding the rise of ISIS, according to Rami Khouri, a Senior Public Policy Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs. more

Nasrallah: Saudi-Led Strikes Failed in Yemen

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May 11, 2015
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech on May 5 denouncing the Saudi-led military campaign against the Houthis in Yemen. more

Royal Shakeup Could Strain US-Saudi Relations

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May 05, 2015
King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced changes in the line of succession on April 29, which could lead to new tensions in U.S.-Saudi relations. In the latest edition of the Wilson Center Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series, David Ottaway describes how a new wave of “Saudi hawks” are opposed to U.S. engagement with Iran and are asserting their military power against Tehran’s allies in Yemen. more

Who are Yemen's Houthis?

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Apr 29, 2015

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