The Islamic Revolution’s Impact on Political Islam and the Middle East

by Emile Nakhleh Iran celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the Islamic Revolution during the first 10 “Days of Dawn” in February, beginning with February 1, the day Ayatollah Rouhallah Khomeini’s plane landed in Tehran in 1979. Middle East observers generally… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Revolutionaries Fighting Same Battles after 40 Years

by Shireen T. Hunter The Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamist leaders are celebrating the fortieth anniversary of what has come to be known as the Islamic Revolution. They have indeed some cause to celebrate. After years of internal… Continue Reading  

World Hijab Day Promotes Visibility, Not Meaningful Progress

by Ruqaya Izzidien Today marks World Hijab Day, in which non-Muslims are invited to wear the hijab for the day to foster religious tolerance and understanding. Though well-meaning, World Hijab Day is a symbolic gesture that deals with only the… Continue Reading  

Pompeo in Cairo: Anti-Obama, Anti-Iran, and Little Else

by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a campaign speech in Cairo that seemed written to please an audience of one—President Donald Trump—along with the domestic political base to which Trump’s own rhetoric is designed to appeal.… Continue Reading  

Egypt Blacks Out Coverage of Sisi’s 60 Minutes Interview

by Joe Stork CBS’s flagship news program 60 Minutes provocatively promoted its interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as “the interview Egypt’s government doesn’t want on TV.” After CBS recorded the interview, Egypt’s ambassador to the United States as… Continue Reading