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Protests in Syria (photo: AP)

Political Unrest in Syria

Risk of Kurdish Uprising Puts Regional Powers on Alert

The Syrian Kurds may not remain on the sidelines for much longer after being dragged into the uprising against the al-Assad regime. But their influence on the future of Syria and the Middle East is hard to determine. By Nick AmiesMore

Salafists protesting in Cairo (photo: AP)

Salafists and the Arab Spring


Fears of Rising Extremism in Egypt's Power Vacuum

As secular and Islamic groups prepare for Egypt's first free elections later this year, the unchecked rise of the Islamist Salafi sect is causing concern among Egyptians who fear its violent extremist agenda. Nick Amies reportsMore