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June 16, 2006

Religion
Shia Muslims in the Mideast

Backgrounder: Some experts say a "Shiite crescent" holds the potential to transform Islamic politics in the coming years.

April 11, 2007

Iran
Albright: Iranian Nuclear Claims Exaggerated

David Albright, a well-known expert on Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, says although Iran is making some progress toward developing a uranium-enrichment program, it has achieved “a lot les…

May 21, 2007

Algeria
Militaries in the Middle East: Critical Factor in Hindering Political Change, Argues Steven Cook in New Book

Ruling But Not Governing provides valuable insight into the political dynamics that perpetuate authoritarian regimes and offers novel ways to promote democratic change. In this new CFR book, author a…

June 19, 2008

Political Movements
The Fight between Iran’s Neoconservatives and Conservatives

Hossein Bastani, an Iranian journalist, discusses the split within Iran between the so-called neoconservatives, who support Ahmadinejad, and the more traditional conservatives, who support the older …

June 19, 2008

Iran
Religion and Politics in Iran

Religion’s place in the Iranian political system has long been debated among scholars, but a president who blurs the line has refocused attention on the topic

July 20, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Negotiating With a Troubled Iran

Mark Fitzpatrick, a nonproliferation policy expert on Iran, says the chance exists that in the aftermath of Iran’s disputed presidential election, a "new need for legitimacy could make it more willin…

July 22, 2009

Iran
The Media Landscape in Iran

The crisis following Iran’s presidential vote cast a new light on the country’s hotly contested media space. A crackdown has limited independent reporting but other sources remain as channels for dis…

August 20, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Forces of Fortune

Forces of Fortune reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the …

February 2, 2010

Middle East and North Africa
Paradise Beneath Her Feet

Read an excerpt of Paradise Beneath Her Feet. The challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women's empowerment as Western cultural…

March 10, 2010

Iran
Iran’s Nuclear Program

Iran’s nuclear program is believed to have steadily progressed, despite sharply increased concerns over its intentions and sanctions over its lack of transparency.