The Egyptian astronomer’s dubious methods dominated the science for over a millennium
Three years after revolution first hit the Middle East, it remains unclear whether countries in the region will yet forge pluralistic democracies
Peter Stothard’s lifelong ambition was to write a biography of Cleopatra. The charming result says as much about the author as it does about the Egyptian queen
Radical Islam is growing in Muslim countries that openly persecute their religious minorities. The West has so far turned a blind eye
The nominally secular Turkish state has distanced itself from its erstwhile alliance with Israel. The region is now on the brink
‘The Muslim Brotherhood may make us miss their predecessors. And they may forever disrupt the stability their predecessors guaranteed’
While Islamists have prospered from the Arab Spring, they are not dominant. But vigilance is needed to protect the flame of freedom
‘The Arab Spring must not be allowed to degenerate into one huge pogrom from Tripoli to Tehran’
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will look to take advantage of the instability in the Arab world by changing the Middle East narrative. But will he first have to stem a popular rebellion among his own people?
Pity the Islamists; the rug has been pulled out from under their feet.
There is a lot of debate at the moment about what the fallout from the Middle East’s uprisings will mean for the region. Is this the start of an Islamist uprising or the birth pangs of a more liberal and pluralistic Arab world?