Author Archives: David Britain

Apr 13 2012

Islamists of Tunisia: Reconciling national contradictions

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This article is second in a special series of posts commissioned by LSE IDEAS exploring Islamism and the Arab Spring. The series also includes articles on the history of political Islam, Egypt, Libya, and a concluding post on pluralism and … Continue reading

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Apr 11 2012

Islamutopia: A very short history of political Islam

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This article is an introduction to a special series of posts commissioned by LSE IDEAS exploring Islamism and the Arab Spring. The series also includes articles on Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, with a concluding post on pluralism and minorities. By … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2012

Russia’s policy on the Syria crisis: sources and implications

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by Ekaterina Stepanova It may be hard to believe it now, but just a year ago Russia found itself enjoying a rather positive and balanced standing in the Middle East. This image could be traced despite, or thanks to, Russia’s … Continue reading

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