The Dangers of Going After the Muslim Brotherhood

May 14, 2019

Naming and shaming the Muslim Brotherhood, at considerable diplomatic and social cost and for little discernible benefit, is a policy idea that should never be allowed to see the light of day. It’s a muggy summer morning in Washington, and the United States has just named the Muslim...

Saudi Distances Itself from Yemen’s Muslim Brotherhood

Nov 16, 2017

Different attitudes toward al-Islah have fueled tensions within the divided Gulf Cooperation Council. Plagued by more than three years of civil war and a humanitarian disaster, the Yemen crisis rages on with no hope of an end in sight. In 2015, the coalition of Arab and African states led by...

The Muslim Brotherhood: Islam and Democracy in Egypt

Jan 24, 2014

Despite mounting pressure, the Muslim Brotherhood is unlikely to take up arms. Whether or not the Arab Spring heralded a democratic transition in the Arab world, it was significant in the sense that even political parties with a predominantly Islamic ideology took to the streets demanding justice...

Is Qatar’s Love Affair with the Muslim Brotherhood Really Over?

Dec 24, 2013

Qatar’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood has not ended. Political analysts are looking at the seismic transfer of power from Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to his 33-year-old son, Sheikh Tamim, in order to examine a number of issues. Sheikh Hamad's abdication occurred just...

The Egyptian Army and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Complex Relationship (Part 2/2)

Nov 21, 2013

Pragmatism shapes the relationship between the Egyptian army and the Brotherhood. As mentioned in part one, the Egyptian army is both a military institution and a profit-oriented company. Because of that, it reasons in terms of costs and benefits. If a certain...

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