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Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure

James M. Dorsey | Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining...

Is the “flag bearer” of Islam losing its influence over the...

 James M. Dorsey | By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world’s...

A master plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | The drama of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to George W. Bush and his team of Neocons to wage wars against...

Fear of third intifada brings Israel and Arab together!

James M. Dorsey | A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit...

Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser | In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...

The Gulf crisis: Small states battle it out (SSRN Working Paper...

James M. Dorsey | Abstract Buried in the Gulf crisis is a major development likely to reshape international relations as well as power dynamics in the...

The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...

Is democracy consistent with Islam?

Nauman Sadiq | Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam,...

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across the globe!

Eid-ul-Fitr is an auspicious and the most awaited celebration of the year in the Muslim world. From the Moroccan deserts to the plains of...

Realignments in the Middle East: Which is the stronger bloc?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Almost a week has passed since the terrorist strikes in Tehran but Iran has not retaliated with any “surgical strike” against...

Turkey asks US for exemption from ban on electronics during flights

Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan wrote to the US government asking for exemption of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport from a recently imposed ban on electronic...

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