The Islamists Are Coming

But democracy and piety aren't always contradictions.

Nov 08, 2011
Tunsian Enhada Party secretary general Hamadi Jbeli (L) and Party leader Rachid

Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright says there is no question Islamist parties are more assertive and ambitious than ever and the next decade will be far more traumatic for both insiders and outsiders than the last one, though often due more to economic challenges than Islamist politics.

Political Islam is today defined by an increasingly wide spectrum. And no one vision dominates. Indeed, the Islamists' diversity -- when the strictly observant believe in only one true path to God -- is unprecedented.

Read the full piece on Foreign Policy.