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January 30, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Relations With The Muslim World

Watch experts compare strategies for improving the U.S. image in the Muslim world and the findings of the recent report by the Leadership Group on U.S.-Muslim Engagement.

January 30, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Relations with the Muslim World

As the next U.S. president prepares to take office, improving relations with Muslim communities remains a major foreign policy challenge and opportunity. A recent report by the Leadership Group on U…

March 25, 2008

Religion and the Open Society Symposium: Session One: Religion, Pluralism, and Freedom of Inquiry

Watch experts discuss how religion may have helped or hindered the development of free and open societies.

January 6, 2012

You Might Have Missed: Special Operations, Drones, and a No-Fly Zone on the Moon

- Kimberly Dozier, “Spec-Ops troops study to be part-spy, part-gumshoe,” Miami Herald, January 3, 2012. Major General Bennet Sacolick said he was shocked at how piecemeal intelligence gathering and …

Strait of Hormuz

May 22, 2012

Why Are Egypt’s Presidential Elections Significant?

In an historic development, Egyptians head to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday to vote for a new president. To better understand the importance of this week’s elections, I asked a number of Egypti…

An Egyptian expatriate living in Lebanon casts his ballot at a polling station at the Egyptian embassy in Beirut on May 11, 2012, during an early voting ahead of Egypt's presidential election (Sharif Karim/Courtesy Reuters).

June 21, 2013

Weekend Reading: Iran’s New President, "Arab Idol" Star, and Syria’s Civil War

Hossein Hafezian comments on why analysts failed to predict Rouhani’s win in Iran’s presidential elections and what to expect from his presidency. Dalia Hatuqa examines the cultural, symbolic, and p…


March 25, 2008

Religion and the Open Society

This symposium will examine how the different forms of Christianity and Islam may have helped, and sometimes hindered, the development of free and open societies - not just in the narrow sense of dem…

November 30, 2010

Sharia and Militancy

Experts say Islamic law, or sharia, holds wide appeal for Muslim populations in many countries and is beginning to spread via democratic means, but it is also being used as a tool of Islamic militanc…