Democratic Elections in the Middle East: Why the Islamists Win

On January 29, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Democratic Elections in the Middle East: Why the Islamists Win – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Two Democratic Elections There have now been two democratic elections in the Middle East as a consequence of the Arab Spring. One was in Tunisia in October 2011, and the recent staggered elections of December […]

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects

On January 25, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Almost a year ago, in a well-remembered Friday prayer sermon delivered on February 4, 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei spoke at length, in Arabic, about the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. At the time, the Egyptian people were on the streets […]