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February 13, 2008

Islamic State
The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Noah Feldman tells the story behind the increasingly popular call for the establishment of the sharia—the law of the traditional Islamic state—in the modern Muslim world.

April 8, 2008

Religion
New CFR book: Noah Feldman on the Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Islamist political movements, like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Justice and Development Party in Morocco make the adoption of sharia—the law of the traditional Islamic state—a crucial plan…

May 17, 2011

Turkey
Turkish Foreign Policy: Sahin Alpay and Me

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi greets Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tripoli in 2009 (STR New/Courtesy Reuters) Anyone who has read my recent work on Turkey will not be surp…

Turkish Foreign Policy: Sahin Alpay and Me

August 15, 2011

Turkey
Turkey: Speaking Truth to Power

Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in the Damascus suburb of Douma (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) My old friend Suat Kinikloglu recently penned an op-ed in the English language  daily, Tod…

Turkey: Speaking Truth to Power

November 3, 2011

Politics and Government
Egypt: Supra-Constitutional Principles?

Head of Egypt's ruling military council Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi greets Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, upon his arrival at the Defense Ministry in Cairo (POOL New/Court…

Egypt: Supra-Constitutional Principles?

August 5, 2011

Turkey
Weekend Reading: Syrians in Lebanon, Salafis Flex Muscles, and Turkey’s Officers Don’t Like the U.S.

A defected Yemeni soldier who joined sides the anti-regime protesters reads the Koran near the entrance to Taghyeer Square in Sanaa (Jumanah El-Heloueh/Courtesy Reuters) A first-hand account of t…

Weekend Reading: Syrians in Lebanon, Salafis Flex Muscles, and Turkey’s Officers Don’t Like the U.S.

December 2, 2011

Human Rights
Weekend Reading: Human Rights in Bahrain, Turkey’s Rating, and U.S. Tolerance for Arab Democracy

An anti-government protester marches with a Bahraini flag during a rally organised by all opposition societies of Bahrain in Budaiya (Hamad I Mohammed/Courtesy Reuters) Full text of the Bahrain I…

Weekend Reading: Human Rights in Bahrain, Turkey’s Rating, and U.S. Tolerance for Arab Democracy

January 7, 2012

Turkey
Weekend Reading: SCAF-Salafi Alliance?, L’affaire Basbug, and Bahrain’s Opposition

Mona Anis says that perhaps Egypt’s Salafists are better suited than the Brotherhood for an alliance with the military. Merve Busra Ozturk provides reflections on the recent arrest of Turkish former…

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February 17, 2012

United States
Weekend Reading: Syria’s Seas, Treaty Troubles?, and Musings on the Maghreb

Soner Cagaptay reflects on what it might take to get Russia to back the Syrian opposition. Zvika Krieger writes on The Atlantic about the debate on cutting U.S. aid to Egypt and what that might mean…

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July 6, 2012

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Egyptians Getting Down to Business, Freedom of the Press in Morsy’s Egypt, and Libya’s Stalled Revolution

Issandr al-Amrani says Egypt’s new government can waste no more time getting down to business in solving the country’s exigent problems, after its lengthy transitional period. Ziad Oleimi on Al-Moni…

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