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A review of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East by Shadi Hamid.
Volume 11, Issue 4
Once again, a reformist electoral victory has been followed by political setbacks. The key to understanding this paradoxical pattern lies in the unique theocratic constitutional structure of the Islamic Republic.
Volume 10, Issue 2
Review of Democratic Experiments in Africa: Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspective by Michael Bratton and Nicolas Van de Walle
Volume 13, Issue 3
Middle Eastern autocracies rely ever more on repression of both their Islamist and secular critics, and therefore increasingly fear that any opening will be uncontrollable. Is there a way out?