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February 28, 2007

Democratization
Kabul Lacks Capacity to Govern

The Afghan ambassador to the United States says sluggish reconstruction prolongs instability.

June 7, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
Ali: Islamic Banking is a Rapidly Growing Industry

Jawad I. Ali, a lawyer who helps corporations structure sharia-compliant finance deals, discusses the boom in Islamic banking and the industry’s future.

May 5, 2011

Bahrain: No Mood for Compromise

Medical personnel are the latest targets of a continuing crackdown in Bahrain. According to a recent posting by the Project on Middle East Democracy, "The Bahrain News Agency reports that the Milita…

January 14, 2015

Egypt
Satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo columnist Patrick Pelloux (R) and cartoonist Luz (L) show a copy of their next issue titled "Tout est pardonne" ("All is forgiven") showing a caricature of Prophet Mohammad during a news conference at the French newspaper Liberation offices in Paris, January 13, 2015 (Wojazer/Courtesy Reuters). Hostile Middle East Reactions to Today’s Charlie Hebdo Cover

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published its first issue today since gunmen stormed the magazine’s headquarters in Paris last Monday, killing twelve people. The new cover depicts the Pro…

January 6, 2014

Politics and Government
SomeClarityonEgypt_CROPPED Some Clarity on Egypt

It may be me, but I am a little surprised that much of the commentary I have read about Egypt recently is shocked—just shocked—about the current turn of events.  I was blessedly offline for about nin…

February 5, 2009

Iraq
Iraq’s Political Landscape

Iraq’s provincial elections provide signals about the maturity of the country’s political system, as well as highlight new power brokers in the provinces.

January 31, 2006

Democratization
A Preview of Iraq’s New Government

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIraqi leaders continue to hash out a four-year coalition government after the December 15 parliamentary elections. As the country’s three main ethnic gro…

January 25, 2010

Iraq
Iraqi Elections: Political Tremors?

Reports of Sunnis being banned from Iraq’s March 7 elections are a reminder of the dangerous fault lines in Iraqi politics, which the United States can best influence with support rather than interfe…

April 26, 2006

Syria
Landis: Syria Eagerly Seeking to Improve Relations with Iraqi Leaders

Joshua M. Landis, a Syria expert who recently returned to the United States from Damascus, says that Syrian leaders are seeking to establish good relations with Iraq. He says the new prime minister o…

April 21, 2010

Gender
A Discussion with Innovators

ISOBEL COLEMAN: So, Mark? MARK BENT: Thanks. First of all, let me thank Isobel. She wrote an editorial last summer on Huffington Post with Steve Israel, a congressman from New York. And I freq…