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Trump, Syria, and the Muslim Brotherhood

In 2012, then-US secretary of State Hillary Clinton was quot­ed…
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Are coups always bad?

“Allahu akbar” shouted Syrian and Egyptian soldiers in…
President Gamal Abdul Nasser with Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in the early 1960s.

The Ghost of Gamal Abdul Nasser

A black and white photograph is making the rounds on social…
Leaders of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood in 2011

A wake-up call for the Syrian Brotherhood

When Ahmad Mouaz al-Khatib was elected…
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…
Leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in 2011.

The History of Political and Militant Islam in Syria

The rise of political Islam in Syria can be traced to the 1940s,…