Islamist Policies in the Middle East Research

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Al-Nahda in Tunisia are two important Islamist movements in the Middle East. These two movements have ruled in their countries due to the partial democratization and free elections that occurred as a result of a social revolt against the established political authorities following the process known as the Arab Spring, or Arab Awakening. For this reason, the purpose of the research is to assist in grasping the changes that may be experienced in the future in the region and the Islamic world on understanding the self-transformation of these two movements.


The Scope of the Project

The most significant problem of the research is the question of whether or not change occurred in the policies that the two important movements of Islamist politics in the Middle East follow these days or in the political style they use in parallel with these policies. The research aims to emphasize the impact if any of the local, regional, and global agents that caused the change in politics and style and to find the determinants on trends in the Middle East.

The Purposes of the Project

Through the Islamist Policies in the Middle East Research Project, this research report aims to investigate Arabic, French, English, and Turkish sources related to the subject and to address the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Nahda movements in the context of change and continuity based on interviews done with many experts about the issue from Egypt and Tunisia.