In a new special focus on Islamophobia, Foreign Policy In Focus interviews prolific author and professor John Esposito about prevailing political and media myths about Muslims and the Muslim world.
The “Tunisian Miracle” of dictator Ben Ali offered economic progress in exchange for civil liberties and thus sowed the seeds of discord.
Tunisia is not the only democracy movement in the Muslim world, but will the United States provide consistent support to them all?
Will Tunisia be the beginning of the Arab world’s 1989?
New affordable technology is feeding states dreams of nuclear programs.
President George W. Bush’s November 6 speech before the National Endowment for Democracy emphasizing the need for greater democracy and freedom in the Arab world, while containing a number of positive aspects, was nevertheless very misleading and all-too characteristic of the longstanding contradictory messages that have plagued U.S. policy in the Middle East.
The drive for money for the Iraqi occupation is now the only game in town.