Press Highlights

>> February 17, 2017 - 6:10pm


Russia, NATO, Trump: The Shadow World


NATO and Russia are close to war, according to General Sir Richard Shirreff, recently NATO’s second-in-command. In 2017: War with Russia, he writes that Russia could invade the Baltic states, which are NATO members, while NATO does nothing. When crisis strikes, the British prime minister is at the pub, the Germans are paralyzed by anxiety, and the Greeks and Hungarians are in Russia’s pocket. The Americans are raring to go, but three countries have to fall before they can persuade their European partners to share their sense of urgency.

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>> February 15, 2017 - 12:51pm

>> December 19, 2016 - 7:38pm

>> 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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