Though the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran share ideological commonalities and points of political convergence, several impediments stand in the way of deeper ties between them.
Despite nearly five years of repression, the Muslim Brotherhood has proven resilient. The group may yet eat away at the Egyptian regime's legitimacy and even its stability.
Declining economic conditions are a chief concern of citizens in the Middle East. Thus, the future of Salafi parties is ultimately tied to the success of their economic proposals.
The EAF has been a slumbering giant since the late 1970s but appears to be awakening. Increasing threats, pressure from Washington, and Sisi's confidence all play a part.
Constitutional amendments in Egypt are designed to reconfigure authoritarianism in the country.
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Donald Trump has stressed the pursuit of national interests, but in the Middle East only those of America seem to matter.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood embraced neoliberalism before the 2011 Arab Spring and doomed its time in power from the start.
The Arab world is facing unprecedented socioeconomic, political, and institutional challenges.
With the old order breaking down, citizens and states should forge new social contracts to address these massive challenges.
The secretary of state tried to establish a new vision. But it was neither as different from Obama’s as he intended, nor fully in sync with the U.S. president’s views.