Last update: 2018-02-26 10:38:40
At the beginning of the 2000’s, they had switched roles: the AKP was the moderate alternative for Turkish political Islam, while the Saadet Partisi (Felicity Party) was the more radical one. Today Mustafa Akyol wonders on Al-Monitor whether this little-known party could challenge Erdogan at the elections, offering an alternative to its Islamism.
Will the U.S. Help the Saudis Get a Nuclear Weapon? According to the New York Times Editorial Board, the last thing the Middle East needs is another country with the potential to build nuclear weapons.
The world is starting to grapple with a problem: some of the 40,000 Islamic State supporters who migrated to the fight in Iraq and Syria are returning home. Where are they going? Tim Meko (Washinton Post) summarizes a Soufan Center study.