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Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

Professor Gerges discusses Islam and nationalism, the way the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to radicalisation, and explains grassroots activism after the Arab Spring.

Islamic State, the Arab Spring, and the Disenchantment with Political Islam

Islamic State, the Arab Spring, and the Disenchantment with Political Islam

Political Islam’s national and regional foundations have already been eroded. In the long term, its parties will likely become just one political party among others.

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global mass public protests are a milestone in the ‘war on corruption’. However, they face entrenched networks of interests, which need to recognise that reform is key to their personal survival.

Engendering the Arab Spring: Where Do Egyptian Women’s Rights Go From Here?

Engendering the Arab Spring: Where Do Egyptian Women’s Rights Go From Here?

Based on the approaches and opinions which have been purported thus far by the Egyptian government, it appears unlikely that gender equality in Egypt will improve any time soon.

Yemen and the ‘Arab Spring’: Moving Beyond the Tribal Order?

Yemen and the ‘Arab Spring’: Moving Beyond the Tribal Order?

The ‘Arab Spring’ is a pivotal moment in the political and social development of the wider Middle East. Some have likened it to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, others to the impact of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Nowhere encapsulates the tensions and contradictory forces now shaping the Arab Spring than Yemen, a state that has become synonymous with the epithets ‘failed’ or ‘failing’.

Military intervention against Gaddafi might shake the regime in Iran

Military intervention against Gaddafi might shake the regime in Iran

Recent mutterings in the western corridors of power for an intervention in Libya are now being translated into a potential reality. Although the Iranian opposition symbolically attempts to distant itself from the outside, the regime knows that a military intervention in Libya could have serious implications for the regime in Tehran.

What If Libya’s Qaddafi Hangs On?

What If Libya’s Qaddafi Hangs On?

Rather than unambiguously backing the cause of freedom in Libya, Western governments seem to be reconciling themselves to the possibility that the regime of Muammar Qaddafi might remain in power. If this is the case the world must prepare for the possible re-emergence of a global threat, Libya’s WMD program.

The Silence of Fear Shattered by the Voice of Protests in Iran

The Silence of Fear Shattered by the Voice of Protests in Iran

For many people, February 14 is about exchanging red roses and expressing their sentiments to their loved ones. However, this year Valentine’s Day coincided with mass political activism in Iran, which reinvigorated the Green Movement. The regime has no interest in compromise and political reconciliation. Hence, they will increasingly rely on the politics of the iron fist to maintain power.

A Personal Perspective on the Tunisian Revolution

A Personal Perspective on the Tunisian Revolution

It was the first cyber-revolution, but it probably won’t be the last. While in the past it was more than common for leaders to rule their people through fear and threat, with increased education and accessibility to the internet, authoritarian leaders and dictators like Ben Ali will hopefully soon be known only in history.

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