November 16, 2013
While focus on the Arab uprisings centers on the democratic setbacks that have followed the bursts of change in Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria – among other countries – the current discussion largely misses the most important shift in the region: the emergence of a new conception of citizenship in the Arab world.
Demystifying the Green Revolution would illuminate the actual impact of the uprising on Western-Iranian relations, which was limited.
Strange Bedfellows: Religious Fundamentalism and the Death Penalty in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia – By Julia Brooks
What accounts for the judicial similarities on capital punishment between the United States and Saudi Arabia?
American inconsistent policy has only exacerbated the problems of Egypt’s transition and adversely affected US interests. The US stands a much better chance of serving its interests by articulating and executing policies aligned with its calls for inclusive democracy.
Is Pakistan undergoing an armed conflict as defined by International Humanitarian Law and are the CIA-operated drone attacks in compliance with the legal regime?
Legitimate Threat or Excuse for Repression? The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Central Asian Stability Post-2014 – By Lesley Pories
Is Central Asia at risk of falling under the control of anti-Western Islamists, or are these authoritarian regimes exploiting the War on Terror to garner international support for further repression of their political opposition?
Terrorism in Iran: An Analysis of Non-State Militant Organizations in the Islamic Republic – By Micah Peckarsky
This analysis argues that internal conditions in Iran – specifically the marginalization of ethnic and religious minorities, the authoritarian nature of the regime, and its hostility to any ideological or political alternatives – have fostered the emergence of several armed groups challenging the Iranian state. This study focuses on four non-state militant groups: Jundallah, the […]