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Salafism and Arab Democratization

Salafism and Arab Democratization

The outbreak of the Arab Spring in 2011brought significant attention to groups -- known as Islamists -- seeking to establish Islamic states in countries once ruled by secular autocrats. The bulk of this attention went to already established political groups such as the Egyptian Muslim ...

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Understanding the China-Japan Island Conflict

Understanding the China-Japan Island Conflict

Sept. 29 will mark 40 years of normalized diplomatic relations between China and Japan, two countries that spent much of the 20th century in mutual enmity if not at outright war. The anniversary comes at a low point in Sino-Japanese relations amid a dispute over an island chainin the East ...

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From Gadhafi to Benghazi

From Gadhafi to Benghazi

Last week, four American diplomats were killed when armed men attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attackers' apparent motivation was that someone, apparently American but with an uncertain identity, posted a video on YouTube several months ago that deliberately defamed ...

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Middle East Spirals Out of Control

Middle East Spirals Out of Control

The bankrupt instincts of an Obama administration determined to find moral equivalence between America’s enemies and friends have been thoroughly illuminated. Within a 48-hour period — beginning on the commemoration of the worst domestic attack in our nation’s history — Israeli Prime Minister ...

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Islam’s Black Flag Flies Over U.S. Embassy in Egypt

Islam’s Black Flag Flies Over U.S. Embassy in Egypt

The United States embassy of Egypt is under siege. According to Fox News:

“Mainly ultraconservative Islamist protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s capital Tuesday and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a video attacking ...

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War and Bluff: Iran, Israel and the United States

War and Bluff: Iran, Israel and the United States

For the past several months, the Israelis have been threatening to attack Iranian nuclear sites as the United States has pursued a complex policy of avoiding complete opposition to such strikes while making clear it doesn't feel such strikes are necessary. At the same time, the United States has ...

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Muslims in Germany Increasingly Segregated

Muslims in Germany Increasingly Segregated

As their numbers grow, Muslims are becoming more religious and only 15 percent of German Turks feel at home in Germany 

BERLIN. Since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, there has been a massively growing interest in Muslims living in the West. The German book market in particular is ...

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US Security Interests in Egypt

US Security Interests in Egypt

How much recent events have eroded U.S. security interests in Egypt depends on how deeply rooted those interests were in the first place. Although the Mubarak government did some things we wanted it to do, it did other things that were anathema. Mubarak, with U.S. complicity and Israeli ...

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Syrian Opposition Targets Iranians In Syria, Threatens To Harm Iranian Regime

Syrian Opposition Targets Iranians In Syria, Threatens To Harm Iranian Regime

Having long accused Iran of extending assistance, including military assistance, to the Assad regime, the Syrian rebels have begun to act against Iranians in Syria and to regard them and the Iranian regime as legitimate targets. The largest incident occurred on August 4, 2012, when militants from ...

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