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January 21, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Egypt’s Referendum

Egypt’s constitutional referendum this week should be no cause for celebration. It was not free and fair; the turnout did not suggest a consensus among Egyptians; and the future stability of Egypt is…

July 1, 2011

Syria: Realpolitik or Folly?

In the last week the news has brought reports of additional repression in Syria, and of the American response: to urge Syrian dissidents to negotiate with the Assad regime. This Washington Post acco…

November 14, 2016

Religion
Podcast RTX2SM0E.jpg Race, Religion, and Partisanship in the United States

Robert P. Jones discusses race, religion, and partisanship in the United States in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.

June 9, 2014

Politics and Government
Sisi-President-Egypt Hello (Ahlan), Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: President of Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s new president yesterday.  He succeeded the interim president, Adly Mansour. And who appointed Mansour? Why, Sisi himself after he and the Egypt…

May 10, 2013

Israel
An explosion in Damascus (SANA/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Israel Strikes Damascus, Egypt Reshuffles Government, and World Powers Scramble

Significant Developments Syria. Hassan Nasrallah announced yesterday that Syria would transfer strategic “game-changing” weapons to the Lebanese group Hezbollah. The televised speech was a response …

February 3, 2005

Democratization
MIDDLE EAST: Promoting Democracy

This publication is now archived. How is the United States promoting democracy in the Arab world?The Bush administration has taken two distinct approaches since September 11. It has pursued an aggres…