Sulaiman Al-Farsi's motivation for writing this book may have been "the need for the Omani people to realize an effective political model… best suited to the Sultanate in the era of the post-rentier state" (p.
The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy
There are few examples of a modern nation-state so rapidly deteriorating into the abject condition of today's Iraq. Many may argue that it was inevitable that this Mesopotamian Eden would collapse once it was free of Baathist authoritarianism.
The clash between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Gulen movement continues. Stung by accusation of corruption, the AKP nonetheless won local elections last month. Mr.
Citizens in Afghanistan went to the ballot box over the weekend to vote in their country’s presidential elections. With the incumbent Hamid Karzai constitutionally ineligible to run for another term, the final outcome is being closely monitored to gauge the country’s future direction.
Egyptian voters went to the polls last week to vote on a new constitution, replacing the Muslim Brotherhood-penned document approved during the country's ill-fated Islamist rule.
In late May 2006, U.S. troops pacifying Kabul, Afghanistan, lost control of a cargo truck, causing a massive pileup and killing one civilian. This sparked rioting by a mob of Afghans, many frustrated after nearly five years of U.S.-led occupation.