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Arab liberals debate - Lebanese Pierre Akel hosts the popular Web site Middle East Transparent, which receives 50,000-60,000 hits a day. While the Paris-based site is trilingual (Arabic, English, French), its particular value is that it has become a forum for Arab liberals who would otherwise have no outlet for their writings.

(Published: 2006-02-09 05:06 PM)

Muslim doubts on extremism

(Published: 2005-07-16 08:54 AM)
WASHINGTON People in several predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Asia see less justification now for violence against civilians than they did a year or two ago, and they increasingly share Western concerns about Islamic extremism, a new international poll has found.

Papal Power

(Published: 2005-04-04 03:17 PM)
The papacy is not, in theory, a man-made office at all. Its holder is chosen for life, by God himself, to hold the keys of Peter and to be the vicar of Christ on earth. This is yet another of the self-imposed tortures that faith inflicts upon itself.

The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy

(Published: 2005-03-13 08:46 PM)
book review and interview with Reul Marc Gerecht

ICG backgrounder: Understanding Islamism

(Published: 2005-03-09 02:57 AM)
Middle East/North Africa Report N°37 2 March 2005. Reacting to the spectacular and violent events of 11 September 2001, many Western observers and policy-makers have tended to lump all forms of Islamism together, brand them as radical and treat them as hostile. That approach is fundamentally misconceived. [pdf file]

Saudi Arabia Backgrounder: who are the Islamists?

(Published: 2005-03-06 11:23 PM)
ICG MIddle East report No 31. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Saudi Arabia is at a critical stage in both its struggle against terrorism and its on-again, off-again efforts at reform, and Islamism is at the heart of both. The success or failure of the moderate Islamists in providing social, religious and political responses to the country's predicament will, probably as much as anything, determine the ultimate fate of their radical rivals. (pdf file)
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