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Iraqi politics: A circle from Iran to Iran

Abadi needs to bring independent Sunnis to power and…
Prime Minister Abadi in 2014.

Careful what you wish for in Iraq

Critics who have welcomed Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Malki's…
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party, as he stands in front of portraits of himself (R) and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, during a meeting at his party headquarters in Ankara on May 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Ottoman Revival: Anything but Brotherly

This July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First…
Leaders of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood in 2011

A wake-up call for the Syrian Brotherhood

When Ahmad Mouaz al-Khatib was elected…
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Aftershocks of the Egypt Spring hit Syria

The Egyptian elections - just like the revolution last year -…
A banner carrying the flag of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Challenge for Political Islam in Syria

Depending on who one talks to in Syria, the Egyptian elections…
Leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in 2011.

Will there be another "spring" in 2061?

On February 12, 1949, two gunmen shot down 43-year-old Muslim…
Crown Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul-Aziz (1925-2011).

A Saudi game of musical chairs

The death of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul-Aziz could…
Jerusalem in 2011.

The Jewel in the Crown of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring has given an interesting twist to the Arab-Israeli…
President Hadi of Yemen in 2011.

Yemen's new president; another Sadat?

The swearing-in of Yemen’s new President Abed Rabbo Mansour…