Saudi Arabia has arrested a number of feminists, while bringing in reforms for women. An expert argues why this goes to show that the kingdom remains adamant on not opening space for more voices.
The Muslim Brotherhood exists in the form of many local organizations and well as an international organization. Research shows there isn’t a coherent Muslim Brotherhood ideology.
60 years ago, Britain and the US believed they were on the same page when it came to Suez. How wrong they were.
British prime minister Anthony Eden justified attacking Egypt as necessary to restrain the country’s ‘dangerous’ leader. We still hear similar things before every Western intervention.
There are striking parallels between Eden’s handling of Suez and Blair’s march into the Iraq War.
Cameron has followed in Eden’s footsteps, but in the 1950s the leadership race was a different ballgame.
The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.