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Arab Spring: The end of political Islam as we know it Abdullah Al-Arian

While the ‘Islamist idea’ will likely endure, the political actors face an existential struggle to survive the onslaught of the past decade Last month, Tunisia’s parliamentary speaker and head of the Ennahda Party, Rached Ghannouchi, came under fire for comments he made following a meeting with the French ambassador. Warning to all tyrants: The Arab …

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The UAE’s empire of sand By Khalil al-Anani

Emirati leaders must learn that war and chaos are no longer model foreign policy strategies A tribesman leads camels through the UAE desert in 2013 (AFP) Some time ago, I had a chance meeting with a scholar working for an Emirati think tank, on the sidelines of an academic conference …

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