Will Islamists Ride the Wave of Muslim Democracy?

Tunisia's Ennahda party recently announced it was separating religion and politics....


The Cost of Extremism in Israeli Politics

Violent extremism in Israel and Palestine takes many forms....


How Elections in the Philippines Will Affect the Peace Process

The US and Manila's other allies support a firm resolution to the separatist war over Mindanao, but will Islamist militant groups ...


What Next After Myanmar's Elections?

Myanmar's general election took place on 8 November 2015, amid concerns over the status of ethnic and religious minorities.


Religious Freedom and Sri Lanka's Upcoming Election

The inaction of the previous government led to increased persecution of religious minority communities in Sri Lanka....

Sri Lanka

A Shining Light? Islamism and Democracy in Tunisia

Major questions were asked of the so-called 'success story' of the Arab Spring after the Sousse attack....


In Defeat, Erdogan Shows Respect for Democracy

The Turkish election results have implications not only for democracy in Turkey, but also for the wider Muslim world....


Briefing Note: Nigerian Elections and Boko Haram

Nigeria's national elections are on 28 March 2015; a process which has been influenced by a number of factors, including the impac...

Boko Haram

Briefing Note: Tunisia's Democratic Transition

Four years after the revolution, as Tunisia completes its transition, this briefing note looks at the successes and challenges of ...


Modi Must Commit to Religious Freedom in 2015

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes over eight months in office, Lisa Curtis assesses his commitment to religious freedom du...


Blood and the Ballot Box: Boko Haram and Nigerian Elections

As Nigeria's national elections approach, the threat of Boko Haram to the election and to Nigerian democracy is assessed by Ryan C...

Boko Haram

Nigerian Religious Leaders Advise Political Candidates

As Nigeria's presidential elections approach in early 2015 and the candidates are chosen, religious leaders and elder statesmen we...


Parliamentary Elections in Bahrain

The November 2014 parliamentary elections in Bahrain took place against a background of continuing sectarian tensions in the count...


Religion, Politics, and the Youth Factor in Nigeria’s Elections

As Nigeria's national election cycle gets into full swing, Emily Mellgard argues that the rhetoric and actions of candidates and r...


Nigeria: Religious Leaders and Elections

As Nigeria's election cycle begins, Ian Linden looks back at the elections in 2011, and the violence that occurred after the polls...