Islamist movements – most of which are branches or descendents of the Muslim Brotherhood – seek a more prominent role for Islam and Islamic law in public life. After being suppressed for decades under authoritarian regimes, they have been the prime beneficiaries of the Arab awakenings and have risen to power in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.
What most people get wrong about political Islam
October 1, 2015, Shadi Hamid
Contrary to popular imagination, Islamists do not necessarily harken back to seventh century Arabia.
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The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest
September 29, 2015, Bruce Riedel
September 25, 2015, Jeremy Shapiro, William McCants, Martin S. Indyk and Shadi Hamid
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2015, William McCants
September 21, 2015, Bruce Riedel
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September 21, 2015, Daniel L. Byman
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September 11, 2015, Charles Lister
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