Religion May. 4, 2007

Can Secular Democracy Survive in Turkey?

By nominating an observant Muslim for the Turkish presidency, Prime Minister Erdogan inadvertently highlighted deep-rooted tensions about the role of religion in the nation’s political life.

Religion Dec. 4, 2006

Israel and the Future of Zionism

An American scholar and an Israeli journalist discuss the origins and evolution of Zionism and its implications for the future of the Israeli state.

Global Nov. 27, 2006

Turkey: Troubled Terrain for Pope Benedict

The Pontiff’s diplomatic skills may well be tested as he visits a country where negative views of Christians and the West are on the rise.

Religion Aug. 1, 2006

The Rise of Shia Islam – and Iran

The recent violence in Lebanon and Israel, together with the sectarian strife in Iraq and escalating tensions around Iran’s nuclear ambitions, has drawn urgent attention to the resurgence and politicization of Shia Islam in the Middle East.

Global Jul. 26, 2006

Lebanon’s Muslims: Relatively Secular and Pro-Christian

But on many issues, including terrorism, Lebanon’s Muslim majority shares the views of other Muslims in the Middle East. In particular, Lebanon’s Muslims — as well as its Christians — are strongly anti-Israel.

U.S. Politics Jul. 26, 2006

Americans’ Support for Israel Unchanged by Recent Hostilities

A new Pew poll conducted July 6-19 finds little change in public sympathy for Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians, while Americans remain dissatisfied with the state of the nation and with the president’s performance.

Pew Research Center Jul. 19, 2006

The U.S. Public’s Pro-Israel History

A substantial plurality of the American public has been steadfast in its support for Israel as the intensity of armed conflict in the Middle East has waxed and waned through the years.

Global Jun. 14, 2006

America’s Image Slips

The 2006 Pew Global Attitudes survey finds that America’s image has again slipped in most of the 15 countries surveyed and support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism has declined even among close U.S. allies such as Japan.

Religion Jun. 6, 2006

Islam and the West

The well-known scholar and supporter of the Iraq invasion gives his views on progress of the war, confrontation with Iran and democracy in the Muslim world.

Global Feb. 3, 2005

Iraqi Vote Mirrors Desire for Democracy in Muslim World

High voter turnout in Sunday’s elections has strengthened hope that Iraq can ultimately emerge as a model of working democracy in the Muslim world.