Today, Turkey is further than ever from creating a society whose members feel free to speak openly and honestly.
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Reviving Islamic law would only deepen a trust deficit that is a key source of the Middle East's current economic underdevelopment and political failures.
The progress of political Islam depends on whether Turkey's AKP and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood commit to safeguarding the principles of pluralism and the rule of law.
DURHAM, N.C. — In setting himself ablaze following a humiliating encounter with the police, the university-educated Tunisian vegetable seller Mohamed Bouazizi triggered a wave of protests across the Arab world. Several Arab dictators who had held power for decades have already been ousted or ...