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Razeq and the Caliph

For 1,300 years, the caliphate was the dominant political system in the Arab Islamic world. It was embedded in the …

Ottoman Ghosts

An old enamel electricity subscriber disk, No. 77, hangs over the high wooden door to my Istanbul apartment. The number …

A Chance at Last

Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani, known as a pragmatic and moderate figure, takes office after a period of eight years …

Syria’s Deadly Bureaucracy

The latest chemical attack, which allegedly killed hundreds in Damascus, will worsen the humanitarian disaster in Syria. Last week, the …

A Thin Red Line

Shortly before his death, George F. Kennan, one of the leading voices in American foreign relations during the 20th century, …

Far from the Maddening Crowd

Dr Mohammed Ghanem, the UK representative for the Muslim Brotherhood, is in Regents Park Mosque in the process of organizing …

A Law unto Themselves

Like its revolutionary neighbor, post-Mubarak Egypt, post-Gaddafi Libya is characterized by continual upheavals in which elected officials are frequently forced …