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Political Islam on the defensive across the Middle East

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Too many Pharaohs: Why the Egyptian revolution failed

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From Egypt, an Islamic plea for peace

Aug. 14, 2013Smoke rises from a building near Cairo University in Giza, south of Cairo. Egyptian security forces cleared a … Continued

Kenya’s Christians and Muslims unite to combat addiction

NAIROBI, Kenya —  Fractious religious groups in this East African nation are uniting to tackle alcohol and drug abuse, amid … Continued

Mr. Sein goes to Washington: A call for lasting reforms in Myanmar

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Russia’s Chechnya: A breeding ground for terror

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The tribe and the war on terror

The following is an excerpt from chapter six of “The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became … Continued

Is religious sectarianism Iraq’s fatal flaw?

Ten years after the U.S. war in Iraq, one will be hard pressed to find any positive evaluation of the … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

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Survey: Syrian rebels seek Islamic democracy

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