Today on Tablet
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
As hopes fade for an Arab Spring, the country where it all started remains sunny—but for how long?
Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency
What are the implications for the U.S. and Israel?
The Egyptian government is preparing a show trial for 19 American pro-democracy organizers. Is this what life after Hosni Mubarak looks like?
Popular group must guard right flank but also stand up to military
Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news
Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.
The good news: there are still two more. The bad news: there are still two more.
The U.S. could stop Iran from going nuclear. But policy-makers won’t risk the repercussions of a devastating attack on the Islamic Republic.