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>> December 19, 2016 - 7:32pm

Islamic Studies Picking Up Momentum"
More interest in Islamic Studies leads to more books

By Marcia Z. Nelson

Interest in Islam at American and European universities has picked up since 9/11, and the past few years have seen a flood of Islamic studies books from academic publishers."It does feel like a thousand flowers are blooming," says Richard Brown, director of Georgetown University Press.

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>> December 19, 2016 - 7:21pm

The Rise And Fall Of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: An Interview with Author Eric Trager

By: Elliot Resnick


Five years ago, many in the West were hailing the “Arab Spring,” viewing the wave of uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and elsewhere as the harbinger of a new liberal democratic era for the Middle East. No such era ensued. In Egypt, for example, the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak’s regime led not to a liberal government but to one run by the radical Muslim Brotherhood. And in 2013, Egypt’s military – headed by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood and returned the country to autocratic rule.

Eric Trager, a fellow at the Washington Institute, did research in Egypt during the Arab Spring, interviewing dozens of Muslim Brotherhood members, including the future Egyptian president, Muhammad Morsi. He analyzes the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise and fall in Egypt in his recently-published “Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days” (Georgetown University Press).


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>> December 19, 2016 - 7:14pm

How did the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Win and Lose Power in 891 Days?


We talk to Eric Trager, author of Arab Fall, about his experiences in Egypt... What is the Muslim Brotherhood, why were they perfectly positioned to seize power, and why were they doomed to fail?

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