Jordan: The Ruse of Reform

July 2013

The Hashemite monarchy still fails to understand the challenges that threaten Jordan’s political order. The old playbook of limited, manipulated reform is no longer enough, but key players fail to realize it.

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Arab Democracy or Islamist Revolution?

January 2013

Although Olivier Roy and others argue that current circumstances will push ascendant Islamist parties in a democratic direction, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood remains committed to the revolutionary goals that have animated it since its beginnings.

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There Will Be No Islamist Revolution

January 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood is no longer a revolutionary movement, but rather a conservative one.

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Egypt: Why Liberalism Still Matters

January 2013

Egypt’s liberals, though they do not dominate political life and perhapsnever will, remain a crucial force in shaping the country’s politics.

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Resilient Royals: How Arab Monarchies Hang On

October 2012

The “Arab Spring” has been very hard on autocratic presidents but so far has left the Arab world’s monarchies intact. How and why have Arab royals been able to resist the tide of protest?

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