Egypt’s religious institutions are competing for authority and trying to secure their positions in the religious public space.
Europeans have the power and the means to influence events in the Middle East peace process. They must take the initiative and act now.
The ideas of religious moderation and social modernization have been steadily pushed on the defensive in the four decades since 1979. Any effort to reverse 1979, therefore, must be welcomed in the Subcontinent.
Despite extensive cooperation, tension is common in the triangle of relationships formed between Saudi donors, the Pakistani security establishment, and salafi or jihadi groups based in Pakistan.
An exploration of the factors behind the spread of sectarian identity politics in the Middle East.
While there is a Pakistani identity vis-à-vis the other countries that surround it, it is an identity that has been superimposed from above rather than created from below.
Frederic Wehrey discusses his new edited book on the factors behind sectarianism in the Middle East.
A new book describes how Pakistan unraveled and provides a blueprint for understanding declining pluralism across the Middle East.
Though it is fighting in Syria, the Turkestan Islamic Party remains firmly focused on Xinjiang.
The role of sharia in the Saudi state is likely to undergo significant changes.