The shifts within Yemen’s political elite opened space for otherwise junior figures filling leadership vacuums. One case in particular, the rise of Aydarous Zubaydi, has made as significant an impact as the fall of major historical figures.
Iranian Sunnis of Kurdistan and Balochistan have shown during the last couple of weeks how well they are connected to each other through diverse networks. Sufi groups such as the Naqshbandiyya have been playing an important role.
The draft of the new Tunisian constitution permits the application of Islamic law through the back door. It puts the separation of state and religion into question, once a major achievement of modern Tunisia.
Were the Kemalists really anti-Ottoman? Was the first democratically elected prime minister overthrown by the U.S.? Nicholas Danforth on popular misconceptions, Erdoğan’s No to NATO expansion, and the upcoming 2023 elections.