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Islamizing Egypt

The International Herald Tribune details the process of Islamization, using the case of Egypt. In Egypt and other Arab lands, faced with frustrated hopes and poor economic prospects, the young are turning to religion for solace and purpose, pulling ...

Driver: the Sunni-Shiite rift

The NYT reports on an important potential driver of Middle East futures: the probably- widening divide between Sunnis and Shiites, propelled by events in Lebanon and Iraq. Says one Egyptian expert, “The reality of the current situation is that ...

Somalia dangers

The International Crisis Group (ICG) issued a warning on Somalia today. It begins: The draft resolution the U.S. intends to present to the UN Security Council on 29 November could trigger all-out war in Somalia and destabilise the entire Horn of ...