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Corruption is still Tunisia's challenge

...doesn't care if we succeed."Many fear that the current political elite, including the leadership of the ruling Islamist party, intends to quietly appropriate the old structures and practices for their own benefit. Recently passed provisions...
Scary Pakistan demands new U.S. policy

...militants' strength had been multiplying on Musharraf's watch, in part because of his political alliance with Islamist parties who enabled the jihadis. The Pakistani president never made clear to his public the danger that Islamist militants...
Egypt military uses heavy hand in crushing protest

...confident that the Egyptian public is on its side after two rounds of widely acclaimed parliament elections, that Islamist parties winning the vote will stay out of the fight while pro-democracy protesters become more isolated.Still, the generals...
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Con: Surge if Islam is a response to years of bad policy from the White House

...something they found in the Koran. Hamas is reacting to our own wrong-headed policies.If we are concerned about Islamist parties, one might think we would learn lessons from this history. But witness our current campaign to promote Hamas. In...
Mickey Mouse tweet key to Arab pluralism

...yardstick by which to judge whether Islamist parties in other Arab countries can...the huge sums pouring in to Islamist parties from Arab Gulf countries. The...leaders of Tunisia's victorious Islamist party, Ennahda, insist specifically...
Plan offers brief window of opportunity in Syrian crisis

...and Baath Party members, fear a repetition of what happened in Iraq after Saddam Hussein's ouster: the rise of Islamist parties, the persecution of Christians, and the purge of secular civil servants and academics.Moreover, the Syrians...
Egyptian voters send clear message

...voters pushed back against an Islamist party that wanted to control all of...many Egyptians believed that Islamist parties would be honest, incorruptible...shown they won't tolerate an Islamist party that wants to treat Egypt as if...
Israel's only friend

...weapons and building materials from reaching Gaza - but failing in its political aim of undermining Hamas, the militant Islamist party that controls the zone. It's understandable that so many of the world's governments have condemned Israel's...
Where Democracy becomes a prison

...allowed in, and then only on the few days a week the border is actually opened. It is intended to isolate Hamas, the Islamist party labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. In January 2006, Hamas won the majority of seats in the Palestinian...


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