Political Islam

  • On the rise since the late 1970's, the use of Islamic doctrine by various political/paramilitary organizations as a means to muster support or opposition for a particular cause has perhaps been the most marked phenomenon to sweep the region in decades.

  • Article // Mar 21, 2014
    Mohamed Elmenshawy
    In 2011, many observers predicted that relations between Libya and Egypt would become closer after both countries underwent similar revolutions followed by attempts at democratic transition. But three years later, the realization of this prediction appears unlikely. Political realities and ideological differences have led to a relationship that is contentious at best.