Amanda Zeidan

Why Waiting for an Islamic Reformation is a Lost Cause

A review of Shadi Hamid’s new book Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World

Moving Markets: How the Middle East Gets Beyond Oil

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil-exporter, is kick starting non-oil growth by opening to foreign investment for the first time. Generational shifts in opinion on financial reform and regulation could lead Saudi Arabia to serve as the model for future-proofing the Middle East petro-state.

Counter Threat Finance in the Age of ISIL

The Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL) is the best-funded terrorist organization in the world. ISIL presents a policy and intelligence challenge because it derives its financial strength largely from internal sources. This non-state actor’s ability to survive and grow independent of external funding and exploitation of ungoverned spaces make it difficult for…

Why Waiting for an Islamic Reformation is a Lost Cause

A review of Shadi Hamid’s new book Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World

Moving Markets: How the Middle East Gets Beyond Oil

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil-exporter, is kick starting non-oil growth by opening to foreign investment for the first time. Generational shifts in opinion on financial reform and regulation could lead Saudi Arabia to serve as the model for future-proofing the Middle East petro-state.

Counter Threat Finance in the Age of ISIL

The Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL) is the best-funded terrorist organization in the world. ISIL presents a policy and intelligence challenge because it derives its financial strength largely from internal sources. This non-state actor’s ability to survive and grow independent of external funding and exploitation of ungoverned spaces make it difficult for…