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Electing Islam

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The Arab Spring has brought political Islam to power across the Middle East and North Africa. Moderate Islamist parties have won elections in Tunisia and Egypt, Morocco has elected its first Islamist prime minister, and Islamist groups will likely shape political transformation in Yemen and Jordan. Project Syndicate’s experts assess what political Islam’s revival means for the region and the rest of the world.

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    Time to Bite the Bullet in Syria

    Carl Bildt

    US President Donald Trump's impulsive decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria and allow Turkey to launch a military campaign against the Kurds there has proved utterly disastrous. But a crisis was already inevitable, given the realities on the ground and the absence of a coherent US or Western policy in Syria.

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