July 12, 2012

Not All Islamists Get Along

Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia

AP Photo

Tensions are high. The Saudi royalty and their clerical allies fear the Muslim Brotherhood and its democratic aspirations, just as they dislike and fear the Turkish Islamists. Morsi’s trip is designed to reassure his country’s primary benefactors (the Saudis have spent more than $1 billion to prop up Egypt’s economy during the recent turmoil) that Egypt will not become friendly with Iran and that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood will not meddle in Saudi domestic politics.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Political Islam

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

June 29, 2012
Is Egypt a Model for the Arab World?
Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph
The success of Mr Morsi’s project would be most profoundly felt in Syria, where concerns about the Islamist nature of the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad has undermined the West’s campaign for regime change. If Mr... more ››
Saudi Arabia’s 11th-hour decision to allow women to compete at this summer’s Olympic Games in London is an important step toward ending that country’s reprehensible gender apartheid. But for the change to have... more ››
July 11, 2012
Syria's Many 'Liberators'
Charles Glass, The National
The Syrians are now surrounded by more new-found friends than a lottery winner. Not since the old Soviet Union signed all those "treaties of friendship" with everyone from Finland to Afghanistan has one country had so many new... more ››
July 8, 2012
Saudi Games with Women
The Hindu
Last year, as the Arab Spring swept through the region, King Abdullah quickly made some modest concessions, including permitting women to contest and vote in the distant 2015 municipal elections. Saudi Arabia is the only... more ››
Unless Saudi Arabia develops its own independent nuclear capability, Pakistan's Sunni bomb would be indispensable for it to deter Iran's Shia nuclear adventurism. Let there be no wishful-thinking about it in Indian... more ››