Brookings Today, 7/25/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Islamism and democracy in the Middle East. Shadi Hamid discusses the perception that Islam and democracy are incompatible.

  • Case for new social protection system in Egypt. Hafez Ghanem calls for a new social protection system in Egypt to increase social justice and enable easier implementation of future reforms and further subsidy reductions.

  • Africa in the News. Amy Copley highlights recent events in Africa that affect both regional and international politics of the continent.

  • Round up of news in Iran. Hanif Zarrabi-Kashani looks at headlines in Iranian news.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.