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religious thinker AbdolKarim Soroush explores Muslims’ encounters with
the West. Soroush offers a vision of religious reform and increased
understanding between Islam and the West.
increase in Iranian sponsorship for insurgent, militia, and terrorist
activities in Iraq during the past two years is of great concern for
the United States and the newly formed government of Iraq as they
strive to establish a durable democracy.
Matthew M. McCandless
has a strong legal system on paper to fight crimes of terrorism, but
has largely undercut this potential by skirting these laws in a
short-term bid to get suspected terrorists off the streets, which in
turn has discredited its efforts and led to the release of many
Instability rendered by a communist coup, Soviet occupation, mujahideen
warfare and Taliban rule have left Afghanistan with a “patchwork” of
laws, untrained legal practitioners and little physical infrastructure.
foreign Arab fighters numbered just a few dozen when they first arrived
in Chechnya in the mid-1990s they have played an essential role in
shaping the conflict far beyond their numbers.
has become a critical issue in defining a state of decline that exists
in many Arab countries. Two Gulf states, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have
taken dramatically different approaches to education reform.
Benaim interviews Egypt’s best-known dissident intellectual and
democracy activist about democracy, civil-military relations, his
experience in prison, and his role in Egyptian politics.