THE ISLAMISTS ARE COMING
Who They Really Are
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USIP Press Books
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The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are is the first book to survey the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab Spring. Often lumped together, the more than 50 Islamist parties with millions of followers now constitute a whole new spectrum—separate from either militants or secular parties. They will shape the new order in the world’s most volatile region more than any other political bloc. Yet they have diverse goals and different constituencies. Sometimes they are even rivals.
A wide range of experts from three continents cover the major countries where Islamist parties are redefining politics and the regional balance of power. They cover the origins, evolution, positions on key issues and future in key countries. Robin Wright offers an overview, Olivier Roy explains how Islam and democracy are now interdependent, Annika Folkeson profiles the 50 Islamist parties, and 10 experts identify Islamists in Algeria, Egypt (two), Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian territories, Syria, and Tunisia. Each chapter has an identical format designed to help both a general audience and specialists.
A book website at www.theislamistsarecoming.com will provide updates and an ongoing conversation among these and other experts.
Author, journalist and foreign policy analyst Robin Wright has reported from 140 countries for The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London and CBS News. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Foreign Affairs and others. Currently a joint fellow at USIP and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Wright has been a fellow at Yale, Duke, Stanford, Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ms. Wright is the 2012 recipient of the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius Ryan Award for the best non-fiction book on international affairs: Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World.
Browse Inside the Book
The Middle East: They've Arrived - Robin Wright
Islam: The Democracy Dilemma - Olivier Roy
Egypt: The New Puritans - Khalil al-Anani
Tunisia: The Best Bet - Christopher Alexander
Libya: Rebuilding from Scratch - Manal Omar
Algeria: Bloody Past and Fractious Factions - David Ottaway
Syria: Old-timers and Newcomers - Thomas Pierret
Palestinians: Fighting and Governing - Nathan Brown
Morocco:The King's Islamists - Abdeslam Maghraoui
Jordan: The Quiescent Opposition - Jillian Schwedler
Lebanon: The Shiite Dimension - Nicholas Blanford
Yemen: The Tribal Islamists - Les Campbell
Turkey: The New Model? - Omer Taspinar
Islamist Groups: Parties and Factions - Annika Folkeson
Islam and Democracy: Religion, Politics, and Power in the Middle East
Islamic Activism and U.S. Foreign Policy
The Israeli-Syrian Peace Talks: 1991–96 and Beyond
Jordanians, Palestinians, and the Hashemite Kingdom in the Middle East Peace Process
Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East
CRESCENT AND DOVE: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam
THE IRAN PRIMER: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy
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