Op-ed: Chaos in Iraqi Kurdistan? by Elayne Stecher

The recent flare-up of tensions between Baghdad and Erbil over the exportation of Iraqi oil to Turkey has fueled the international media’s preoccupation with ethno-sectarianism and the vulnerability of the state in post-Saddam Iraq. Subsequent predictions by international media outlets of an imminent breakdown of order in the north of Iraq ignore the complex reality […]

Op-Ed: Diversification without Disintegration – by Ameya Naik

  His Highness The Aga Khan reflects on the challenges of developing a cosmopolitan and pluralistic society in the information age. “…to remain empathetically open to the Other in a diversifying world is a continuing struggle of central importance for all of us.” This piece draws from the 88th Annual Stephen Ogden Lecture, delivered by […]

Op-ed: US Policy in Egypt Inconsistent and Counterproductive – by Seth Binder and Amrou Kotb

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.

Op-ed: Women’s Rights in Egypt: An Unlikely Opportunity – by Faiqa Mahmood

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A government led by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) provides a unique opportunity for the promotion of women’s rights in Egypt. To mark a successful chapter in the struggle for greater rights for women, religious and secular civil society actors must unite and build on their strong common ground.